Stamford Artisans Guild is a not for profit company managed by local artists, designers and makers from Stamford, Lincolnshire & surrounding areas on a voluntary basis. The Guild started as an informal group in 2009 with the aim to create a local crafts community and provide a forum for creative folks in the area to meet regularly. The Guild organised its first Hand-made Christmas Market in December 2009 at the Stamford Arts Centre. The encouraging response to the event gave the group the impetus to host regular handmade craft markets in Stamford in 2010 to showcase the wonderful creative talent of local artisans.
In 2011 these exclusively hand-made craft events have expanded & Stamford Artisans Guild is hosting several craft fairs in Stamford, Oakham, Peterborough and Wansford and also supporting monthly craft events at Fineshade Woods.
At our Craft events visitors have the opportunity to meet the Artisans and talk to them about their work. Visitors can expect to find a range of hand-made items including Cards & Decorations, Stuffed toys, Textile Crafts, Local Photography, Wood Turned items, Hand bags, Knitwear, Stationary, Lapidary, Wire Sculptures, Jewellery, Pottery and a wide variety of Christmas gift ideas. Many artisans accept bespoke orders and can create something unique to personal specifications.
The Stamford Artisans Guild encourages members, fair visitors and supporters alike to “LOVE WHAT’S LOCAL!” Buy local, Buy handmade and help support our local hand-made community and small businesses.
From being an informal membership club the Guild has now taken a step up and has been incorporated as a Limited By Guarantee Company, Registered in England & Wales. Stamford Artisans Guild Limited continues to be a not-for-profit company run by its members through an elected management committee to support our Local Craft Community. All participation is on a voluntary basis and all funds raised by the Stamford Artisans guild via membership fees and stall fees for craft fairs are used for organising & promoting Hand-made Fairs and Markets in Stamford and surrounding areas. We encourage our members to get involved, put forth their ideas and be part of this vibrant and fun group!
Shalini Austin, Chair
Stamford Artisans Guild Ltd.
There are various ways prospective customers, stall holders and supporters can contact The Stamford Artisans Guild:
Tel: 07505 195 345 / Fax: 01780 757264
FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN 2011: Free Entry at all events
Craft Market at the Bull Hotel, Peterborough – 22 October · 10:00 – 16:00
Location: The Bull Hotel Westgate Peterborough PE1 1RB
Oakham Christmas Fair – 12 November · 11:00 – 16:00
Location: Oakham Castle, Castle Lane – LE15 6DR
Christmas Market at The Haycock Hotel – 13 November · 10:00 – 16:00
Location: The Haycock Hotel, London Road, Wansford
Stamford‘s Own Handmade Christmas Market – 04 December · 10:00 – 16:00
Location: Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St. Mary’s St, Stamford, PE9 2DL
Registered in England & Wales. Company Registration No. 7764167. Registered address: 2 Windsor Close, Stamford, PE9 1HJ, UK
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