We are Artists in Business
and it is our aim to provide opportunities for artists and designer/makers to showcase their work and sell direct to the public. We accept hand made only – we do not accept fair trade, bought in or mass produced goods. We are based in West Yorkshire and we host our Contemporary Arts Markets in Ilkley, Haworth and Keighley.

To apply for a table at our Arts Markets please email

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Looking Forward to Handmade at Ilkley

Since we changed the name of our events from "Arts Markets" to "Handmade at...." we have attracted more interest from people wanting to buy genuine handmade items and support designer-makers.
I think our mistake with "Arts Markets" was that people were expecting to see a painting exhibition and the word "market" gave the impression that everything was cheap and cheerful. This narrowed our audience somewhat and did our traders a disservice. Of course, we do have artists and photographers at our events mixed in with jewellers, textile artists, mosaic artists, stained glass artisans, potters, fused glass artists, paper crafters and fimo creators. In fact we have made a crafty soup of lovely hand made things for everyone to enjoy.

We will be bringing our crafty soup of handmade loveliness to Ilkley on 28 May at Riddings Hall, Christchurch, Riddings Road, The Grove, Ilkley.  Riddings Hall is a great venue with lots of light, space, easy access (no steps)! and disabled toilet.  Just as important is our old fashioned tea room, courtesy of Trufood Catering.

So please come and join us for a cup of tea, a freshly made scone and browse around Handmade at Ilkley.

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