Craft Fair Contemporary 2023

We are delighted to return this year with our popular Christmas event, Craft Fair Contemporary.

Featuring almost 40 designers and makers; from independent, local sellers to creators from around the UK. With a wide selection of items for sale at the festive event, you can shop locally this Christmas.

There will be a fabulous variety of contemporary craft and design including ceramics, textiles, jewellery, Christmas decorations, homeware, candles, prints, cards and lots more.

Our weekend is held over 3 days, launching with our preview event on Fri 1 Dec 5pm-8pm with a party continuing in Blend at Contemporary until 9pm.

Free entry and no need to book.

All of our programmes and events are made possible through the support of our audiences as we're a charity. Please consider donating a little to help keep our events free.


Find information about getting here and our building access and facilities here.

This event is held in The Space.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750

an abstract oil painting
a hand holding a silver and green ring
a hand wearing a chunky ring
a woman wearing colourful jewellery
ceramic butterflies
plastic earrings and hairclip
plant pots
cat earrings
terrazzo plant pots
water being poured into a glass with thistle motifs
vases with flowers in them
boxed candles
a hanging decoration with a snowy sign
an illustration of a seaside town
colourful beaded necklaces
hands wearing rings and bracelets
cushions with appliquéd penis designs
Christmas cards and decorations
colourful greetings cards
Ceramic vases
colourful ceramic vases
paintings of people
an illustration of an octopus
an illustration of a cat
a landscape illustration
3 framed plant prints
colourful earrings
a penguin Christmas decoration
pastel ceramic dishes
a ceramic pot
a ceramic plate
rainbow earrings
colourful earrings
felted koala and panda
silver rings with coloured stones
bird print cushions
pearl and gold earrings
a blue tit printed oven glove
a print of two people dancing
hanging prints
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