Handmade in Britain returns to Waterperry Gardens for the 3rd edition of Handmade Oxford, The International Contemporary Crafts Festival from 16 – 18 June 2023

Taking place on the lawns in front of Waterperry House, the festival will feature new and returning craftspeople. With a relaxed summer atmosphere for all to enjoy, this festival offers the chance for visitors to meet, browse and directly shop from over 150 exceptional craftspeople. We aim to bring together those passionate about high-quality craft and design locally and around the country.

“We’re delighted that Handmade Oxford will return next summer,” says Founder and Creative Director Piyush Suri of Handmade in Britain. He added, “We’re bringing the best of British craftsmanship to Waterperry Gardens where visitors will find a curated selection of fine arts and craft including jewellery, Fashion & Textiles, Ceramics & Glass, sculpture, and more. It will be a fantastic event for craft lovers across the country.”

Working in collaboration with Waterperry Gardens, Handmade Oxford also offers a packed programme of craft workshops, demonstrations, and engaging talks, which will keep visitors occupied throughout the festival whilst enjoying the beautiful gardens, there will certainly be something for everyone. Live music by local musicians and local artisan food will add to In keeping with the fun festival atmosphere.

“Wonderful exhibitors, completely inspiring and delicious food. The setting at Waterperry Gardens was perfect. I was in seventh heaven!”- Lindsey Hunter, Hopetown & Hunter, Handmade Oxford 2022 Visitor

“We loved exhibiting. Well organised and some lovely crafters and makers.” – Jen Walker, The Cattleshed Candle Company, 2022 Exhibitor

“Absolutely amazing what an experience Handmade Oxford was and a great opportunity in fact to meet great people and talented artists and have the opportunity to collaborate.” – Alessandra D’Alessandro, HandsandClay, 2022 Exhibitor

Key Dates and Information

– Friday 16 – Sunday 18 June 2023, 10am – 5pm (Sunday till 4pm)
– Venue: Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford, OX33 1LA
– A programme of workshops, demonstrations, and talks will be announced next year.
– Follow the buzz on social media: @handmadebritain #handmadeoxford
– Handmade in Britain has an online marketplace featuring over 250 UK-based contemporary makers handmadeinbritain.co.uk

Early bird tickets will be available from mid-January 2023 on www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk


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