Summer Artisan Market: Meet The Artisans

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Twice a year, we welcome wonderfully talented traders from the surrounding area to display and sell their exquisite creations at our artisan markets. The first of 2018 will take place between the 27th – 29th of July, including a VIP evening on Thursday 26th, with stalls lining our driveway and scattered across the wild flower meadow.

In anticipation of the event, we asked some of our invited artisans for an introduction to their craft and what they’re looking forward to the most about showcasing their work at Haddon Hall later this month. Get a taste of what to expect at our Summer Artisan Market from their answers below.

 

Firetree

What do you make and sell? 

Firetree brings nature to jewellery. Working with fine silver, sterling silver and copper to create pendants, earrings and bracelets.

What sparked your passion for creating?

I joined a workshop, made a leaf, and was hooked! I love the idea that my customers will enjoy their Firetree jewellery for years to come.

What in particular do you like about exhibiting at Haddon Hall?

Haddon Hall has always been my favourite hall to visit. Firetree is based in Derbyshire so Haddon is the perfect place to showcase my designs and meet so many talented makers at the artisan markets.

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thefiretree

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/firetreederbyshire

Instagram: thefiretree9216

Phone: 07903 157 095

Email: thefiretree@outlook.com

 

Betty Redbutton

What do you make and sell? 

During spring and summer, Betty makes useful yet quirky gifts for all the family, pooches and the household using pretty print fabrics, embroidery and crochet. During autumn and winter, my products change to hand-knitted hats, scarves, gloves and mittens using my own designs and ideas, using rich colours and taking inspiration from the Derbyshire countryside.

What sparked your passion for creating?

My grandma, Betty, taught me to knit and sew as a child, which has continued until present day.

What are you most looking forward to about exhibiting at the Haddon Hall artisan market this year? 

Earlier this year I created 3 knitting kits using a native sheep, the Blue-faced Leicester. The light weight yarn has been hand-dyed in Derbyshire with the colours being exclusive to Betty Redbutton. I am looking forward to showcasing these kits within Derbyshire at Haddon Hall to see the response they receive.     

Website: http://www.bettyredbutton.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bettyredbutton

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettyredbutton

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bettyredbutton

Phone: 07719 086 075

Email: bettyredbutton@hotmail.com

 

Homeward

What do you make and sell? 

Homeward is an interior and homeware store, exhibiting in the Gardener’s Cottage at the market. At the heart of Homeward is a celebration of craftsmanship, originality and good things well made. Everything we sell is hand made and has a story to tell.

An ever changing collection of restored and reupholstered antique and vintage chairs. Hand painted one off pieces of vintage furniture using traditional decorative paint effects and gilding. We’ve designed and have made locally in small batches mid century inspired oak stools with upholstered pads using a selection of wonderful, colourful and patterned screen printed fabrics from our favourite British fabric designer/makers such as Thorody and St Judes Fabric.

We produce one off cushions using gorgeous vintage textiles . Hand thrown rustic tableware from France. Small batch and one off hand thrown stoneware studio pottery inspired by Scandinavian and German ceramics of the 1960s and 1970s from JG Pottery in South London and lots of interesting one off vintage items for the home.

What sparked your passion for creating?

I spent 2 decades in London as a specialist paint finishers and gilder in residential interiors. I painted and gilded walls, ceilings, architectural details and furniture. In that job it was all about attention to detail and homing in say on a particular colour or texture from a fabric sample to then go on to create an entirely personal paint finish and colour scheme for my clients home.

What in particular do you like about exhibiting at Haddon Hall?

The house and its setting is just beautiful! The house has the most glorious and interesting details from the faded remains of historical faux wood graining in the long gallery to the amazing medieval wood carvings throughout. The Tudor kitchens are pretty amazing too!

Website: https://homewardhome.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Homewardhome

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/homeward_home

Twitter: https://twitter.com/homewardhome

Phone: 07958 564 761

Email: nicky@homewardhome.co.uk

 

Hickbrew

What do you make and sell? 

Hickbrew make and sell a range of traditionally brewed real ales in bottles, all themed around the Peak District National Park.

What sparked your passion for creating?

I have always loved beers and ales and the traditionalism of the pub. I have brewed on a personal level for nearly twenty years and after ‘retiring’ in 2015, started the Hickbrew Micro Brewery to keep me occupied and to make something that I love.

What in particular do you like about exhibiting at Haddon Hall?

Haddon Hall still retains its original form as few changes have been made over the years and this gives it charm and character where you can almost feel the history oozing out of the walls.  Exhibiting here is just a pleasure.

Website: https://www.hickbrew.co.uk

Contact Form: https://www.hickbrew.co.uk/index.php?route=information/contact

Email: cheers@hickbrew.co.uk

 

Squiggly Sue Designs

What do you make and sell? 

I’m the Sue of Squiggly Sue Designs.  I design quirky, colourful paintings and personalised collages.  I love bright, vibrant colours and love using them in my artwork.  Most of my paintings are some sort of mixed media and can be quite abstract.  I particularly like painting trees as I find the play of light and the shadows it creates fascinating.  I am self-taught so I kind of make it up as I go! Some of my designs are scanned and printed as limited edition prints, greetings cards and I’m still working on a series of handmade luxury cushions and homeware.

What sparked your passion for creating?

I’ve always enjoyed creating things to make people smile. I made personalised collages (family trees and name frames) as presents for family and friends who encourage me to start selling them.  I was nervous about putting myself ‘out there’ but started the business in 2014 and my confidence and range of work has grown massively since then. It’s a surreal feeling knowing people have bought your work with their hard earned cash and have it hanging on their walls to look at every day.

What in particular do you like about exhibiting at Haddon Hall?

I love Haddon Hall.  Both the Tudor house and gardens are simply stunning.  I remember visiting on a school trip as a small child. I feel very privileged to exhibit there and can image in Tudor times perhaps market traders of the time could have been trading their wares in a similar fashion.

The events are always so well organised and all the staff are friendly and helpful.  The artisans are well chosen with top quality handmade products. The people that come to visit know to expect this level of quality at the event and that is only good news for us artisans.

Website: http://www.squigglysuedesigns.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/squigglysue.co.uk

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/squigglysue

Twitter: https://twitter.com/squigglysue

Phone: 07933 017 512

Email: sue@squigglysuedesigns.co.uk

 

Birdsong

What do you make and sell? 

I can deal with any kind of interior designing decorations only using best quality materials, making displays for houses, weddings, hotels etc. Some of my makings could possibly include: decoration of seasonal wreaths and lanterns, artificial flower displays, tailored made Liberty scarfs, bundings and hankies, decorated cinnamon bundles, wedding favors etc

What sparked your passion for creating?

I always had a passion in styling, more than just putting things together. Working in the past as chief decorator, with chain companies, making their window displays, I used to present them as an image of story or an event. It is really rewarding to combine and match different things, however big or small, transforming a place where you can relax and have fun.

What in particular do you like about exhibiting at Haddon Hall?

Haddon Hall gives me the the great feeling of being part of an exquisite window presentation. It is a magnificent, very romantic place where even the humblest thing seems glorious.  Being part of the artisan markets I feel extremely privileged and honored within the walls of a historic place and among really talented artisans. But above all Haddon Hall is about its people. From Lord and Lady Edward, the excellent hosts, to the people who are behind the scenes and work hard to deliver those events in the best possible way. Their remarkable dedication and effort makes us all feel welcomed and looked after.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BirdsongInBakewell

Phone:01629 813 721

Email: birdsong.bakewell@gmail.com

 

Meet these artisans and many more in person between 27th – 29th July, or get advanced access to their stalls at our VIP evening on Thursday 26th.

Entry to the main event is included in your ticket to the Hall, or costs £5 for those just wishing to visit the market. Tickets for the VIP evening can be bought online here, with proceeds going to the Weston Park Cancer Charity.