Artisans' fair returns to Amersham by popular demand

Sculptor Suzanne Raffellini at work in her studio

Sculptor Suzanne Raffellini at work in her studio

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A DESIGNERS' and makers' fair is to return to Amersham next weekend after the first event attracted more than 500 visitors.

Sculpture, weaving, leatherwork, and laser cutwork created by 25 artists are among the items that will be going on show at the fair at St Michael and All Angels Church next Saturday.

The free event has been organised by silversmith Alison Berthelsen and glassware maker Suzanne Raffellini, who created the glass panels depicting guardian angels at the entrance to the church.

She said: "Our first event was an overwhelming success in terms of showcasing the wealth of high quality, locally crafted work on our doorstep. 

"Feedback from both visitors and the artisans was very positive and so we’re proud to be back by popular demand."

Mrs Berthelsen added: "This is a great opportunity to see a breadth of unique and beautiful objects at prices to suit all budgets. Last time our visitors really enjoyed meeting with local artisans and we hope they will support the event again. We’re very excited and are looking forward to another great event."

The event takes place from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 26. Visitors will be able to buy items on the day and discuss possible commissions with the artisans.

For more details go to www.facebook.com/amershamartisans.

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