Craft shows / Events 2019

08-10 March 2019

Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair London


Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Horsham Contemporary Craft Show

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th, 2019

10.00am – 5.00pm

PARKSIDE, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL

The May 2019 Artists Open Houses Festival will run weekends 4th–26thMay


OPEN STUDIO /”The Jewellery Workshop”

with Marek Machlowski, Lizzie Kershaw and Ewa Klupczewska

52 Brunswick Street East, Hove  



“Twice a year artists and makers open their houses and studios to the public, providing art lovers the chance to browse and buy original artwork direct from the artist. With a focus on quality and value for money, the Artists Open Houses festival aims to bring a dynamic mix of arts and crafts to the widest possible audience, providing visitors and viewers with engaging and inspiring experiences.”

31 May – 2 June 2019, 10am-5pm

Contemporary arts and craft at the UK’s most unique arts destination.

West Dean College has inspired generations of artists, makers, designers and writers through the legacy of founder, artist and Surrealist patron Edward James.

Buy high quality crafts and prints, watch demonstrations, get hands-on in workshops and drop-in sessions and view installations from emerging artists.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd of June

 As part of the Festival of Culture 2019, the Sussex Guild are delighted to be exhibiting in Henfield for the first time. Our Contemporary Craft Show will take place in the main hall, foyer and garden suite of the newly refurbished Henfield Hall. There is an adjacent car park and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Henfield Museum is also situated in this building.

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of August 2019

 10.30am – 5.00pm

Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QS

Michelham Priory has England’s longest medieval moat surrounding seven acres of beautiful grounds, including the kitchen garden, medieval herb garden, working watermill, replica Bronze Age roundhouse and children’s play area.

ur members, together with a few selected guest exhibitors, will display their work in the Elizabethan Great Barn and in marquees on the lawns. This event is special because there will be craft demonstrations, including a blacksmith at his forge, woodturning, embroidery, quilting and enameling together with several potters showing different aspects of their craft. There is also the opportunity to have a go at throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel!

Bank Holiday Weekend / Saturday 24th to Monday 26th of August 2019

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Nr Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE
10am – 5pm

The gardens first opened in 1992 and were brought to their present splendor with the assistance of the eminent landscape architect, Anthony du Gard Pasley. They offer a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative planting and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds.

This will be The Sussex Guild’s fourteenth year at Pashley and the craft show will be situated in a large marquee in front of the Manor House. The show will feature about fifty exhibitors who will be displaying work of the highest standard.

19th – 20th October 2019

10am – 5pm

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP

The De la Warr Pavilion is an iconic 1930s building. It presents a rolling programme of art exhibitions and concerts as well as having a beautiful shop and a cafe overlooking the beach. Our Contemporary Craft Show will comprise 44 stands exhibiting the full diversity of our work and including many newer members of the Guild. A short walk from Bexhill station, the Pavilion also has a large car park, and there is free parking along the seafront.

Craft Festival Cardiff

City Hall, Cathays Park,

Cardiff  CF10 3ND

1 – 3  November 2019

Craft Festival Cardiff (formally known as Made By Hand Cardiff) returns to the iconic location of Cardiff City Hall on the weekend of the 1-3 November 2019, Cardiff’s largest Craft Festival brings over 150 of the UK’s finest designer makers to Cardiff.

More infos:

Exhibiting as IMAGINARIUM atelier with Marek Machlowski


8 – 10 November 2019

Fri – Sat : 11am – 6pm / Sun: 11am – 5pm

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE

Handmade Chelsea is an annual contemporary craft and design fair at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall. Taking place over three days, the event will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 100 highly-skilled, international and UK-based designer-makers. It presents a fabulous opportunity to shop for gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and more from a handpicked selection of artisans. Makers will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about their work and showcase their collections.


  • The Guildhall, Hampshire, SO23 9GH
  • 22 — 24 November 2019
  • 12 noon to 6pm Friday
  • 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Two for the price of one!

Our mixed discipline Craft In Focus Fair will run alongside the Desire Fair. The two fairs will be in separate halls, but with a single entry fee covering both events.

Purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs created by some of the finest craftsmen and artists in the UK. Textiles, paintings, furniture, metal, leather, ceramics, jewellery, glass, fashion and more…

30 November – 1 December 2019

10am – 5pm

Midhurst Rother College (formerly Midhurst Grammar School).
North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT

We are delighted to be returning to the spacious, modern surroundings of the recently-built Midhurst Rother College – last year’s show proved very popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.

Once again highly-skilled designer-makers from Sussex and the adjoining counties will provide a colourful feast of creativity to brighten the dark days of winter. The show is perfectly timed for Christmas shopping and, with over fifty members of The Sussex Guild showing their beautiful and varied work, visitors will be spoilt for choice.

Past shows/exhibitions:

  • All the Sussex Guild shows since 2011 /Made by Hand , Cardiff  (nov.2017) /  Handmade in Britain (with The Sussex Guild) Chelsea Old Town Hall (nov 2016) / The Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey, Devon (june 2016) / Craft in Focus, Richmond ( nov 2015) / Festival of Crafts, Farnham Maltings (oct 2015 – 2012) / East London Design Show (dec 2014) / Aspex Contemporary Makers fair, Portsmouth (nov 2014) / Six Sussex Artists, Alfristion (oct 2014) / UP market, Baker-Mamonova Gallery , St Leonards (march 2014) / Salon des Créateurs de Bijoux, Turquant (feb 2014) / Salon des Métiers d’arts, Nantes (dec 2012)
  •  Brighton Open Houses festivals since 2011 (open studio in May).
  • Work exhibited at : ARTICHOKE GALLERY, Ticehurst ( 2017)WORTHING MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, Sussex Guild (exhibition- 2016) / WALFORD MILL GALLERY, Wimborne (2015) / The Sussex arts collective in Hop Gallery, Lewes (2013) / ROCKS exhibition at The Goldsmiths’ Center, London ( 2013).