Living Crafts 9-12 May 2013

Living Crafts is a great opportunity to buy direct from specially selected British designer-makers and is taking place at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire 9-12 May 2013. Open 10am–5pm daily.  Further information at  

Advance tickets: 0845 230 5176

Visit the Herts Visual Arts tent and see a different group demonstrating every day. 

THURSDAY 9 May - Textiles / FRIDAY 10 May - Ceramics

SATURDAY 11 May - Glass / SUNDAY 12 May - Sculpture

Visitors to the show will also be able to enjoy an exhibition of contemporary sculptures from the Royal Academy, staged in the award-winning West Garden. From innovative studio glass, textiles and cutting edge jewellery design to bodging, stickdressing and weaving, Living Crafts is the largest consumer craft event of its kind in Europe.

Living Crafts is well established with an enviable reputation for the quality and originality of work, attracting hundreds of designer-makers and thousands of visitors from across the country. Celebrating and promoting a wide range of handmade, contemporary and traditional British craft, the show continues to evolve. The Craft&Design Month Tent will be hosting established makers, including a textile artist, enameller, weaver and an historical jewellery maker, who will all be demonstrating their skills, while fresh talent will be showcasing contemporary design in the Emerging Designers Pavilion. Local and national craft organisations will also be sharing their expertise with informative displays and demonstrations.

Event highlights include The Print Centre, The Sculpture School, a Sculpture Park, and an Art Centre with art materials and lectures, together with host of demonstrations and popular masterclasses led by specialist makers. There are plenty of opportunities for visitors to ‘have a go’ and new workshops feature willow weaving, faux woodgrain and marbling, textile block printing and acrylic painting. Enjoy the vibrant and creative atmosphere with daily entertainment provided by jazz and brass bands and traditional dancing displays.

Entry to the world famous gardens and Old Palace, childhood home of Queen Elizabeth 1, is included in the ticket cost and Hatfield House itself may be visited for a small additional charge. These are only a stroll away through the magnificent parkland.