Craft face is the expression you use at craft fairs for displaying to the stall holder when there work is pretty poor. It is usually accompanied by "thank you" as you work off and is usually reserved for tall willowy girls called Emily whose jewelry has been inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
Fortunately at this years Handmade in Britain at Chelsea Town hall it hardly had to be deployed (other than in response to hand made hats. No.
There was much Jewelry that was good but this year my eye was caught by basically three things, ceramics, glass and wood. These are the people I liked.
This year was then a good show. You may come away thinking it was mainly ceramics, having read this blog. There was a large proponderance of ceramics to be sure however there were other things such as jewelery, textiels, shoes, interior and fashion excessories. The above selection is strongly predjudiced by my taste. In past years jewelery has made it onto this blog, but not today. I shall certainly be going next year. It is always a good show.
William John Mackenzie
I am an artist with a specialism in landscapes and still life. My contact details are here.