November 25, 2015

Living Crafts at Blenheim Palace 2015

Charlotte Hupfield at Living Crafts

I’m home, unpacked, and just about recovered from an enjoyable four day event held by Living Crafts at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Having never visited the palace previously, I was taken aback by the beautiful vast buildings and thought it was the ideal venue for a Christmas shopping event.

Living Crafts Blenheim Palace

Situated in the Vanburgh Pavilion, my stand had it’s usual ‘busy’ look going on, with a wide range of different handmade ceramic pieces on display.

Because each piece of my work is a unique one-off, I find it difficult deciding which pieces to display, so often cram as much as I can on the table!

ceramic christmas decorations

Handmade ceramic Christmas decorations

It was so handy having my new card machine to give customers the option of paying on card… which seems to encourage them to spend more! 🙂

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

handmade ceramic christmas gifts

Lace ceramic bud vases, winter berries ceramic heart plaque & Christmas stars

The quality of handmade crafts by other exhibitors at the event was outstanding.

I really enjoyed my wander around the pavilions when the show had quietened down at the end of the first day. It was a good job I didn’t take my purse with me!

winter countryside ceramic plaque

Winter Countryside ceramic plaque and red Christmas star

dandelions clock, lace bud vase

Ceramic Dandelion clock and mint green lace bud vase

It was so lovely hearing nice comments from customers, it’s those people that make the whole experience worthwhile.

Thank you to everyone who purchased from me at the show!

natural ceramic wall decorations

Natural ceramic wall hangings

ceramic magnets

Basket of handmade ceramic magnets and brooches

ceramic glo cone

Handmade ceramic Glo Cone

organic ceramic bunting

Handmade organic ceramic bunting

While exhibiting at the show I treated myself and stayed in a beautiful little countryside escape just down the road, where glasses of wine were enjoyed each night!

cosy winter cabin

I will be returning to Living Crafts for Christmas next year, but would like to have a bit of extra space to demonstrate making my work, so I’ll be needing a shop keeper to serve customers at my stand while I’m making!

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