Made in Yorkshire will be bringing The Yorkshire Craft Festival to the heart of York next month.
The festival will be a space for regional designers and craft makers to showcase their work and display a varied range of modern and traditional craft skills.
It will take place on Parliament Street from Thursday 12 to Sunday 22 October. It will be open daily from 10am to 5pm.
As well as browsing local crafts, visitors can also enjoy a host of demonstrations and workshops.
These will include Chimps Forge and Must Forge demonstrating their blacksmithing skills, pottery and painting workshop with local ceramicist Natasha Jackson, wreath-making and floristry workshops, and more.
Entrance to the festival is free, but each workshop will be bookable for a fee.
Made in Yorkshire are also launching an art and design competition for the festival – where budding artists and crafters can submit their work to be displayed at The Yorkshire Craft Festival.
This can include anything from ceramics, photography, artwork, woodwork, sculpture, and jewellery.
All submitted work will be displayed, and festival organisers will be inviting an independent judge to award the best three designer makers.
The first three winners within the festival will be given the opportunity to take part in the Yorkshire Yuletide Village show, due to be held at the Guildhall in the run up to Christmas.
The winners will be given tuition and advice on how to prepare for the show and steps to start their craft business.
Tracie Jarvis-Post, director of Made In Yorkshire said, “Taking that first step in launching a craft business is daunting for most designer makers. Whilst possessing unique creative skills, many artists fear the process of developing a business and have little experience in it.
“Our competition is an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to take that next step in turning their creative skill into a potential business. Our organisation can give the winners the benefit of years of experience and expertise and will help a buddying artist form their business ideas.
“We will give guided tuition and personalised advice of how to exhibit their products, helping them make the most of a free stand a one of our prestigious shows.”
If you would like to take part in the competition, email Tracie at [email protected] for an application form.
For more information about Made in Yorkshire and The Yorkshire Craft Festival, visit their website here.