Now in its 14th year, Gorgeous, the renowned contemporary designer craft and food fair, returns to the Engine Shop adjacent to Enginuity, Coalbrookdale over the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November.
Organised by the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft, Gorgeous is a celebration of creative skills, promoting the work of designers and craftsmen from the West Midlands, including many internationally recognised artists. The ethos of the fair draws inspiration from the Gorge’s rich heritage of creativity, design and industry.
Gorgeous features more than 40 stalls stocking exquisite and unusual jewellery, glassware, ceramics, textiles, fine furniture, prints and metal work from the region’s finest designer/makers, and visitors can choose Christmas presents to delight, or new heirlooms for their own home. Many of the artists and craftspeople will also be demonstrating their craft at workshops to give an insight into their work and an opportunity to ask questions.
Featured craftspeople include furniture maker Robert Shelton, who combines traditional design with a contemporary twist to create furniture of real character; Vicky Rollinson, who’s been potting and making naturally inspired tableware for over 20 years using both porcelain and terracotta clay; and hand-loomer Nicola Rudd, who works with up to 24 shafts to create a wide variety of patterns and particularly enjoys weaving in warm colours and rich twills.
Gorgeous is open from 10am until 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday; entry into the Engine Shop is free but normal admission charges apply for Enginuity. Food and drinks will also be available to purchase.