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Spring Fair International – Part 3

Another fascinating area of this year’s show was the Studio area featuring handmade British products. This was first launched at the 2012 Spring Fair and was such a success that the organisers have decided to make it a permanent feature.
DianneFox produces jewellery and home accessories in papier maché including this ‘Egyptian’ mirror which is painted with acrylics and decorated with gold foil. Dianne is part of the Design Gap collective.
Jo Downs is a Cornish glass artist based in St Ives and Padstow. Her studio makes every piece by hand. That means they can customise sizes, colours and designs. From a unique bowl to bespoke wall panels or an impressive full height window. www.jodowns.com
BelltreesForge contemporary forms are by Jonathan Eadie who has combined his natural talent for design with formal training in the traditional skills of blacksmithing.
Okker is a glass studio and importer of contemporary glass clocks (pictured) vases and accessories. They have a continually changing collection and a visit to their website will keep you up to date with their new arrivals. www.okker.co.uk
Pairfum home fragrance is manufactured and finished by hand on a “micro-level”, i.e. in small scale workshops, with a sustainable development ethos. Every individual product is carefully crafted with personal passion and pride, receiving its ‘finishing touch’ by hand to bring it alive. This creates a unique personality that one doesn’t get from most products.
Seasonal gifts and accessories were displayed in a distinct zone and I must say that it was a little unnerving to see Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas all at once!
Our next post will be centred around the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts

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