Saltaire Arts Trail Makers Fair 2012
This past bank holiday weekend I took part in my very first craft fair, the Saltaire Arts Trail Makers Fair.
I went into the weekend trying to keep my expectations low as it was my first ever fair but I had an enjoyable very busy weekend with good sales and made the cost of my stand back on the first day.
Lots of people made very nice comments about the work mainly along the lines of how distinctive it is and how they’d never seen anything like it before. Most people also asked how its made and what its made from.
The main thing I found is that it’s surprisingly tiring having to smile, be polite and explain your work to whoever comes along for seven hours a day for three days in a row.
I got to meet in person and have a chat with fellow recently graduated jewellers Stephanie Hamer and Christine Davies. Like me they are also both taking part in next months Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey.
Special thanks to neighbouring stallholders Amanda of The Earring Cafe and Amanda of Trefall Design for keeping me company. Also Alexia of Alexia Claire for lifts to and from Leeds.