A few photos of our stand at the Green Walk Craft Fair in Whalley Range, Manchester, over the bank holiday weekend. The event took place on one very pretty street in this South Manchester suburb; around 30 local artists & craftspeople showed their work inside the houses – ours was in the living room at number 10. A pleasant change as we’re used to being stood in a farmer’s field getting soaked and fighting against the wind to keep out gazebo held down! I’d been experimenting with the forge in the couple of weeks leading up to the event, so we had a collection of hand forged items that people could take away on the day – something we’ve not tried before, as we normally just look to take commissions for our larger products such as weathervanes and swinging signs. I’m pleased to say that it went really well and I should have made more! We sold out of snails and candle holders by the middle of Sunday afternoon, and our boot scraper got loads of attention and was gone within about an hour, which was nice as it was just something I played about with that happened to turn out very well. I have a couple of tweaks to the design in mind, but then I’ll get them straight on the website. The only thing that didn’t sell well was the hand forged hooks – we think they might do better as a set mounted to a piece of wood rather as single items.
We got chance to have a quick look around on Sunday afternoon while my parents watched our stand for us, loads of fantastic work by some very talented people. Could have spent a lot on pottery but was very restrained! Really looking forward to this event next year: http://www.greenwalk.co.uk/