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When I'm not running workshops I can sometimes be found at events and venues selling my own pieces and/or demonstrating the wonders of Powertex.

Here is a list of events I will be attending and exhibtions where my work is being displayed, it would be lovely if you could come and say 'hello'

You can also keep up to date with events I will be attending as well as new workshops by signing up to my mailing list

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Designer Makers Market

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2017

10am - 4pm


I delightful selection of designer-makers all together under one roof, selling their beautiful creations - grab a special Christmas present or two

Festival of Thrift

Kirkleatham Museum

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September 2017

Craft Fair

Lumley Castle, Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street

Sunday 5th November 2017

10am - 4pm


An early Christmas fair - start planning gifts for others, and don't forget yourself...

Artist in Residence

Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Tuesday 5th - Sunday 17th September 2017

past events

Etsy Made Local

Durham University Student's Union, New Elvet, DH1 3AN

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 2017

10am - 5pm


A wonderful Christmas Market, you will find lots of handmade goods and gifts from local makers, all of whom have a shop on Etsy. This is the same weekend as the annual Durham Christmas Market, so why not combine the two.


Wolsingham Christmas Gift & Craft Fair

Wolsingham Town Hall, Market Place, DL13 3AB

Saturday 9th December 2017

11am - 2pm


A lovely local fair, with local sellers. Pick up a few Christmas gifts.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th February 2018

11am - 5pm


70 + of the most fabulous vendors in the fabulous Steampunk Emporium. Where everyone is celebrated, made to feel special, and are most welcome!

Wolsingham Agricultural Show 2017

Wolsingham Show Field, DL13 3JF

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 2017

Wolsingham Gift & Craft Fair

Wolsingham Town Hall, Market Place, DL13 3AB

Saturday 12th August 2017

Art in the Pen - Thirsk

Thirsk Farmer's Auction Mart, Thirsk, YO7 3AB

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July 2017

Craft Fair

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum, Shildon, DL4 2RE

Monday 1st May 2017

Designer Makers Market

The Witham, Barnard Castle, DL12 8LY

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April 2017

North East Re-enactment & LARP Market

Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth, DH7 8DF

Saturday 28th October 2017

10am - 4pm


The only Re-enactment & LARP Market in the North of England, held at the stunning venue of Brancepeth Castle - a privately owned castle, not normally open to the public. I'm only there on the Saturday.

FantazMagoria 2018

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum, Shildon, DL4 2RE

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March 2018

10am - 5pm


Like a ComicCon but different - Steampunk to Star Wars, Aliens to Zombies. Collectables, Sci-Fi and fantasy model kits for display and sale, war-games, traders, live music and more.