Our Makers’ Market Return

May 14, 2022

Sheffield Creative Guild are excited to announce that we will be hosting two Makers’ Markets in Spring and Summer 2022! The markets will be a fantastic opportunity for local makers and crafters to sell their work, as well as for families to attend a free creative workshop, run in collaboration with Ignite Imaginations.

These are the Guild’s second round of Makers’ Markets – last Autumn’s markets were a huge success with 15 local makers selling their wonderful creations. This year’s markets will showcase a new selection of the fantastic creative talent that Sheffield has to offer.

The markets will take place in Orchard Square on:

May 21st from 10am – 4pm

August 6th from 10am – 4pm

This will be a wonderful opportunity to peruse a wide-range of craft and wares from 14 different stallholders, which have all been curated by the Guild team. There’ll be a wide-range of crafts and wares available from accessories and pottery, to embroidery and prints, to accessories and audio electronics. 

Stallholders across the two dates include BAREmbroidery, Forever Sleepy Designs, Mollie Milton Ceramics, Fran Rawlings Art, Dead Lavender, Nichol Stokes Designs, Mary House Designs, Designs by Fern, Tillie Rose Studio, Oliver Street Pottery, Tripping on Wires, Pipit Crafts, Helen Drake Illustration and Donna Brewins-Cook Art.

There’s fun for everyone, with Ignite Imaginations hosting family-friendly art activities during the day, which will be free for all to join in. Last year’s activities included painting with everyday materials and printmaking.

Set against the backdrop of the vibrant mural and situated in the heart of the city, this will be a wonderful day to connect with local artists and makers.

Oriana Franceschi, Acting Director of Sheffield Creative Guild, said:

As the creative industries continue to recover from the impact of Covid 19, and the necessary move to online-only selling that was the response of most makers, opportunities for in-person connection with customers feel more vital than ever. At the Guild, we’re so pleased to be able to offer the chance for talented makers to access stalls at a low cost in a bustling city-centre area where they will have our team’s full support in promoting and selling their work. The Makers’ Markets are made possible with funding from the Economic Recovery Fund.