A fascinating display of how glassware is created. Glass blowing bubbles and shapes come to life in an entertaining way.
Ed and Margaret Burke created E+M Glass in the mid 1980’s. They have been designing and making unique works of art for the table from their studio on the Welsh and English borders since 1988. Shows every hour on the hour – come early as they tend to get very full.
We have a few different Blacksmiths attending Hampshire Country Fair, bringing an insight into this fascinating and very traditional English craft.
Stokes Blacksmiths are at the majority of our shows. It is a long standing family business, now run by Chris Stokes, but started by his dad, a master smith and farrier at the age of eighteen, many years ago. Chris himself has been a blacksmith for over thirty years. He says he loves his work because of the creativity involved; the knowledge that he is leaving a legacy in his work that will last for many many years into the future and that fact that he never knows who his next customer will be.
And you can have a go too! Make an original hook or keyring and get involved!
This is something completely different! From old coins, Paul Hornby restores and shines up the coins, then cuts out the main elements to create stunning coin jewellery.
This incredibly delicate work is fascinating to watch, and it is always amazing to see just how many different miniature pictures you get get from a variety of coins from all over the world, and different periods in history.
We enjoy a number of different textile crafts at our country shows – from jumbo knitting through to embroidery.
We also have the very traditional art of spinning at many of our shows. See how sheeps’ wool is spun into the knitting wool we are so familiar with – often on a giant spinning wheel.
Then watch the master weaver at work. With a variety of rugs, throws and other products to see, you will be fascinated at how this master craftsman brings the wool together to create such amazing results.
The Mark Anthony Gallery
With its grand opening just two weeks ago at Sandringham, the Mark Anthony Gallery is an exciting, brand new feature for Living Heritage Shows in 2018. It is a travelling exhibition showcasing the best work of some of Britain’s finest artists. It features fantastic sculptures in wood by Ian Freemantle, Chris Woods, Matt Crabb and John Robberts. There are new unique glass works from Ed, Margaret and Charles Burke. Quint Hughes is showing sculptures in a variety of media. Chris Stokes is presenting some amazing sculptures in metal. Karl Smith will be joining us at Sandringham with his astounding jewellery and other artists will be joining us throughout the year
Many more crafters tbc.