Getting to Know: Claire Howieson Designer Jeweller

This week we have been catching up with the founder of the Histon Handmade fairs and local jewellery designer Claire Howieson. Check out our Q+A with Claire below to find out about how she turned her creative hobby into her career, the unique custom tension setting she developed, and the important role Cambridge Open Studios has played throughout her creative journey. Claire also tells us about the upcoming Christmas edition of Histon Handmade which is taking place this month, on Saturday 25th November 2017. The fair will be a great opportunity to… Read More

Spoilt Rotten Beads – BeadFest 2017

On Saturday 24th June 2017 we headed to Haddenham, Ely for BeadFest 2017 at Spoilt Rotten Beads. Throughout the open day they were holding free workshops, make and take sessions, and giveaways online and in store. It was a fantastic event and certainly had that festival vibe – with an outdoor marquee and Minty the VW Campervan! Spoilt Rotten Beads is a popular local craft supplies shop specialising in beadcrafts and stocks 5000+ beads, findings, supplies and patterns for jewellery making. There is also a workspace above the shop where they run… Read More

Get Creative: ‘Autumnal Ampersands’ Workshop – 21st October 2017

Get Creative: ‘Autumnal Ampersands’ Workshop Saturday 21st October 2017 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, Cambridge This month we have been invited to run a workshop as part of a very exciting new event! Come and get creative with The Trove Cambridge at the #CBGTown Indoor Market on Saturday 21st October 2017 in Cambridge. Join us for the ‘Autumnal Ampersands’ session – a starter workshop to inspire seasonal DIY home decor. #CBGTown Indoor Market is a fresh and innovative event for the City – shop the wardrobes of Cambridge’s… Read More

Getting to Know: Dandystitch

We were so pleased when Daniel Remmert got in touch via the website last year to introduce himself and to let us know how he was loving finding new artists and creators through our Twitter account. Dan and his partner Andy are both very involved within the local craft scene in Peterborough and help to organise the monthly Handmade For You craft fayres. Check out our Q&A with Dan below to find out about how he started Dandystitch, the inspiring story behind his life-changing nestrophomy bag design, and the various community projects… Read More

Getting to Know: Claireabellemakes

On Saturday we will be attending the Autumn edition of the Cambridge Creatives Photowalk organised by local designer-makers Jo Want (Hello Sunshine) + Claire Wilson (Claireabellemakes). It is a great event that brings so many like-minded creative individuals to the City to explore + photograph the city’s Instagram hotspots! This week we have been catching up with Claire – finding out about her creative journey so far + how she has recently been appointed as an Etsy Educator. Check out our Q+A with Claire below to find out about how Cambridge has… Read More

Getting to Know: Paula Armstrong Ceramics

This week we have been getting to know local ceramic artist Paula Armstrong. Check out our Q&A below to find out about Paula’s desire to become an artist from a young age, how she uses a mixture of matt and gloss glazes so that her pieces interact with the light and her sources for keeping up-to-date with what is happening within the arts and crafts industry. She also talks about her current inspiration and gives details of where she hosts her ceramics workshops and classes. * (Image by Julian Bond – Studio)… Read More

The Cambridge Art Book: Heffers Launch July 2017

Back in July we were lucky enough to get hold of tickets to the launch of The Cambridge Art Book, a fantastic publication showcasing the works of artists who are very much inspired by our beautiful City. Behind the scenes over the last year, a panel of art and Cambridge city experts selected works from a submission by 51 artists which have now been printed across over 120 pages of this new contemporary book. Emma Bennett, a local collage artist, has created the book with the aim of showcasing ‘the city of… Read More

Cambridge Home + Garden Show 2017

We are very excited to be sharing with you the details of an event taking place very soon at the Guildhall, Cambridge. On Saturday 9th September 2017, you are invited to attend the very first Cambridge Home + Garden Show which has been organised by local interior designer and project manager Jennifer Chong (Feioi). If you are looking for some inspiration on how to add to or completely revive the design of your home then this event will be a fantastic opportunity for you to meet professional design experts – as well… Read More

Cambridge Made Summer Fair 2017

Since we first visited the Etsy Cambridge pop-up events in 2015 we have always kept an eye out for their upcoming fairs so that we can let you know all about them! In 2016 the team formed Cambridge Made – a group for independent artists and craftspeople from across East Anglia. It also remains the region’s Etsy team and most members have Etsy UK shops which are open all year round. We have always been so impressed by the quality of products for sale and look forward to discovering more local artists,… Read More