The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has visited Flowerfield Arts Centre’s popular Christmas Craft Market which offers a unique shopping experience during December.
Councillor Richard Holmes met with ceramic artists Fiona Shannon and Lorna Noble to learn more their work, which is available to buy alongside a huge range of beautiful handmade crafts, artwork, jewellery, and products from 28 local makers.
Councillor Holmes said: “I am delighted to see the return of Flowerfield Art Centre’s Christmas Craft Market, and we are proud to be able to support the work of the artisan sector while offering a way for them to connect with customers again.
“The Market has enjoyed a busy opening period, with some pre-booked slots fully booked which illustrates the demand and level of support for the arts and crafts community. The challenges of the pandemic have not diminished the passion and enthusiasm of the traders, as shown by the incredible range of products on offer.
“If you’re looking for an extra special gift this Christmas then a visit to the Market is a must.”
Shoppers can look forward to browsing a treasure trove of hand-crafted goods from:
- Aloha Beads by Alex
- Anita Smyth - The Craftsmyth
- Atlantic Craft NI
- Atlantic DESIGN Studio
- Corrina Askin
- Dúinn Designs
- Eleanor-Jane McCartney
- Fiona Shannon Ceramics
- Gail Kelly Printmaker
- Linda, Rachel and Tara Lewis - Textile Artists
- Lucy Turner Hand Printed Irish Linen
- Maggie Duffin Porcelain & Glass
- Maureen McGhee Design
- Meadow Park Beading
- Meltz Candles
- Mirabilia Handmade Jewellery
- Katie’s Crafts
- Natasha Duddy Glass Designs
- Pat Brown Woodturning
- Scenic Woodcraft
- Songbird Ceramics
- Supportive Blends by Cabrini
- Susan’s Bead Creations
- The Chocolate Manor
- Walsh Irish Knitwear.
With safety in mind, a pre-booking system has been introduced, with no more than four people during each hour-long slot.
This approach is ideal for small groups or individuals who want to shop in an uncrowded space, while allowing time to browse the beautiful items on offer.
You can pre-book online at www.flowerfield.org, call 028 7083 1400 or in person at the reception counter at Flowerfield Arts Centre.
Visitors should adhere to two metre social distancing and practice good hand and respiratory etiquette. Everyone is asked to wear a face covering, except for those who are exempt.
The Christmas Craft Market will run until Thursday 23rd December 2021 every Tuesday 10am – 4pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm, Friday 10am – 3pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm.
To help us keep guests and staff safe, please visit www.flowerfield.org to review the Covid safety guidelines before your visit.