Maker Faire & Open Studios

10.30am – 3.30pm Saturday 8th July

3-7 Cooke Lane, Keighley BD21 3PF.

We are throwing open our doors for a behind-the-scenes look at the work of our studio holders!

The event will also feature a Makers Faire, with small businesses selling a range of distinctive arts and crafts.

We are home to several artists, who will offer a chance to view their work in a fun event on Saturday 8 July. Jane Fielder, Naseem Darbey, Jon Britten, Anji Timlin, Leonie Briggs and Sean Jukes will host open studio sessions, during which visitors can chat with the artists and see what they are creating from their base at Keighley Creative. 

Local creative businesses taking part in the Makers Faire include Miss Hue Designs, selling polymer clay jewellery. Also on offer will be miniature wildlife paintings and cards by Anna Gouws Artworks; fragranced bath, body and home products by Magnificents and Soaps; illustration and print design by Olivia Brearley; cyanotype prints and photographs by Keighley Photo Hub; glass and craft work by Twiggy Curley Creations; alternative eclectic and unusual hand-crafted home decor and art by Kindred Bizarre; laser-cut earrings and stickers by Curiously Colourful; and handmade natural crystal and gemstone jewellery by LaLa Designs. 

The charity’s creative director Gemma Hobbs said: “Since we moved into our new home next to the Airedale Shopping Centre at the end of last year, there has been a lot of interest from people in what goes on at our base.

“We have some amazingly talented artists in our studios, so this event will give the people of Keighley the chance to see their work and how they create it.

“We also support local creatives, and the Makers Faire will bring several together under one roof where visitors can browse and buy some interesting and original pieces, while at the same time helping independent businesses.” 

The Makers Faire connects with the global makers movement; ‘faire’ is the French for to make.

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