British Craft Trade Fair
September 2019
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Dear Buyer,

Welcome to our September Newsletter.
We are busy preparing for our 2020 fair, 5th-7th April. We have lots of new makers to offer you along with some old favourites.

Plenty of choice whatever your budget, but you don't need to wait until April you can buy now directly from our makers through the BCTF online catalogue.

With Summer coming to an end I'm sure most of you are looking towards the autumn and Christmas!

The catalogue has hundreds of featured designer-makers ready to supply to you their amazing products for this special period.
To view click on the link below the password is- welcome.
Kind Regards,

Please see below our 4 featured Artists

Clare Collinson
Clare Collinson is a jewellery designer and maker based in Colwinston, South Wales. She has been making and selling her jewellery since establishing her business in 2005.
Current ranges are inspired by fairy tales and storytelling and feature collections of dainty earrings, pendants, pins and bracelets.

Working predominantly in silver, printed papers and resin, every piece of jewellery is individually hand crafted and therefore unique.

Words are motifs are printed onto recycled and textured paper before being set in resin and silver settings, which give each piece a slightly aged and vintage feel.

To see more of Clare's work, visit her on stand 117 at BCTF 2020, or visit her BCTF Online page.

Jamie Poole Artist 
Jamie is a Northamptonshire artist who takes inspiration from the surrounding landscapes, seascapes and diverse wildlife of the British Isles. He layers his paintings by collaging the beautiful words of poets, to create intricate textures in a style reminiscent of linocut prints. This work is then made into prints on wood, greeting cards and tableware.

At BCTF he will be exhibiting selected works from my John Clare series, which features local scenes from the River Nene in Northamptonshire. Accompanying these are 'paintings' based on the poetry of the coast and old fishing boats.

Larger commissions include a portrait of Irish poet WB Yeats for the BBC One Show, and Agnes Nieman for Harvard University, USA.

To see more of Jamie's work, visit him on stand P13 at BCTF 2020, or visit her BCTF Online page.

Lesley Anne Greene
Award winning ceramic artist Lesley Anne Greene will be returning to BCTF accompanied by her collectable camel sculptures alongside new works inspired since her relocation from west to east Yorkshire.

Domestic and more exotic subjects are captured in her distinctive style of hand building and modelling in a grogged clay body ,decorated with slips, glaze stains, glaze, metallic oxides and precious metal lustres.

Proximity to the coast has resulted in the production of recent expressive studies of sea birds and other works relating to the sea shore.

Enjoyment of the countryside and interest in animals in folk lore and song are leading to new developments in a charming range of arboreal pieces such as A partridge in a pear tree

To see more of Lesley Anne's work, visit her on stand 140 at BCTF 2020, or visit her BCTF Online page. 

Joy Jen Studio
Joy Jen Studio was founded by Jenna McKechnie, in early 2016 as a way to bring more joy to both herself and the world, in the form of lovingly created art and paper goods.

All Joy Jen Studio work begins life as watercolour paintings, often with the use of other mediums too. There are strong botanical and abstract influences in the designs, along with a message of acceptance, love and finding the magic in everyday life.

The prints, cards & notebooks are printed in the UK onto luxury papers, carefully packaged and then sent out from our studio in Leeds, UK.

To see more of Joy Jen Studio's work, visit them on stand P12 at BCTF 2020, or visit her BCTF Online page.