Friday 1 - Sunday 3 December 2023 Aberglasney Winter Fair
We are delighted to announce that West Wales Willows will be at Aberglasney’s Winter Fair this December. Aberglasney are set to once again host one of Wales’ biggest festive events on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd December 2023. The fair will open at 10am and run until 16:30pm each day.
Visitors will find an abundance of handpicked exhibitors who are willow weavers, artists, makers, crafters and designers. Spend a day finding unique gifts, handmade decorations, art, beautiful homeware as well as artisan food and drink.
The event will have a food marquee which will give visitors the opportunity to stock up on all their festive treats with some of the region’s very best artisan food and drink producers exhibiting. From decadent chocolate, festive spirits to Welsh cakes and chutneys, there’s something to tantalise everyone’s tastebuds.
There will also be a range of outlets for ‘on the go’ eating and drinking.
Aberglasney members get free entry to the fair. Adults entry fee is £10 with children up to the age of 16 free of charge. Event tickets include admission to the gardens.
Tywi Valley Open Studios - July 27 - August 4 2024
August 9th - October 29th 2022
Nourish Exhibition 2022, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham 9th - 27th August
Justine is excited to be taking part in a new exhibition in Farnham. Sixteen full-time professional willow basket makers, artists and sculptors present “Nourish”, an exhibition reflecting the innate beauty of both the materials and the finished objects on show. Hailing from all over Britain, the makers will be representing the skill, sustainability and creativity that is embodied in their long-term dedication to willow as the medium for their craft. They want their audience not only to enjoy the beauty and form of these woven objects, but to embrace their work as a force for good, providing both nourishment for the wellbeing of everyone who comes into contact with it and for the planet. Held at the Crafts Study Centre at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey from 9th - 27th August, the exhibitors have considered how the process of making their work provides nourishment for the soul and how sharing and displaying their art can offer nourishment to others.
Funded and supported by the exhibitors, The Basketmakers’ Association, the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers and Cockpit Arts. Nourish will appeal to a broad audience of all ages interested in heritage and contemporary craft.
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Saturday 28th October 2023
Over & Under – The Lewes Festival of Basketry https://www.eventbrite.com/e/over-and-under-lewes-festival-of-basketry-ceilidh-tickets-721922277967?aff=oddtdtcreator
Human Nature has partnered with basketmakers, such as Justine Burgess from West Wales WIllows, to celebrate the the variety of contemporary and traditional basketry across the south east with professional artists, makers and craftspeople running taster sessions, displaying and demonstrating their work, that uses material from willow to straw, to paper to rush.
There will be workshops, live music, demos, talks, cafe, gallery, and a Ceilidh. If you have always wanted to try your hand at basket making this event is for all of the family.
Over & Under – The Lewes Festival of Basketry
28 October | The Sheds, 14 Phoenix Place, Lewes
Friday 3 - Sunday 5 November 2023
The National Botanic Garden of Wales · Carmarthen
Exciting news that the much loved National Botanic Garden of Wales Antiques Fair and Vintage market is returning again to the Gardens on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2023 with the same quality stands . West Wales Willows will be there in the Great Glasshouse.
Nestling into the Carmarthenshire countryside ,on the outskirts of Carmarthen and just 15 minutes away from the end of the M4, it's conveniently situated..The fair is held in various venues around the gardens including the Great GlassHouse and Milleni Square where you will find a vintage market. Dogs are allowed on the weekend of the fair.
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN