The Artisan Market – Great Warford Residents Group
The Artisan Market

Great Warford are hosting an exclusive and elegant artisan market at their Family Fun Day to showcase various selections of jewellery, personal gifts, plants, homemade cakes, commissioned paintings, handmade wood products
and even a mini car raffle.

The fascinating market place will offer Fun Day visitors the opportunity to view, buy or commission various products whilst having the chance to learn about the goods from the independent producers and designers themselves.

It is certainly a must-see for those passionate about handmade, organic and sustainable goods and of course arriving early will ensure you have the best choice of what is on offer.

So please remember the artisan market opens at 11.00am and the homemade cakes always sell out fast!

These are a few of our talented artisan traders

  • Mini Car raffle : Ella Worthington
  • Handmade jewellery and personal gifts : Rebecca Spencer
  • The Fudge Hub Ltd – Sarah Holt
  • Commissioned paintings : Jackie Freeman
  • Books : Heather Vout
  • Marine and Natural History photographs : Philip and Eleanor Rydor
  • Plants : Peter Hallman
  • David Lewis Centre : bird stands and furniture
  • Fun Day Cake Stall : Don Strathdee
  • Moonshadow Boutique : Julie Hawkins
  • Claire Gorton Designer Maker : Pottery and Jewellery

Fun Day Bake Off

The Cake Stall promises to be a big favourite again this year with its heavenly home-baked cakes and biscuits all kindly made by our friends and neighbours.

If you enjoy baking there is a great opportunity to get baking with your family and enter our ‘Fun Day Bake-Off’ to help raise money for charity! Please leave your entries at the Cake Stall with your contact details by 11.00am!

Honey for Money

Even our local honey man is making a generous contribution of pure honey that will make the journey directly from his Great Warford beehives, to the jar and then onto the Fun Day Cake Stall!

Meet Julie Hawkins – Moonshadow’s fashion designer

Don’t Miss Moonshadow’s stall at the artisan market! The exclusive boutique sells bespoke clothes, designed and hand made by Julie Hawkins, who uses quirky and beautiful fabrics she sources from all over the world.

Established in 2017, Julie launched Moonshadow with a bespoke range of remarkable children’s fashions that proved so popular she expanded the collection to include all ages and even provides a ‘made-to-order’ service.

Julie said “My unique designs are limited to Moonshadow, so they cannot be found in shops, and include dresses, skirts, waistcoats, joggers and sweaters that I lovingly make in my Cheshire studio”.

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Cheshire artist Claire Gorton, the designer maker of pottery and jewellery working in porcelain, is presenting her modern-take of the blue and white traditional colour combination product range at the Fun Day.

The fabulous ceramic designs include decorative and functional ornaments and fashionable jewellery pieces made locally at her family’s farm using the slip casting mould process and the ancient hand-building technique. Claire told us she is really looking forward to the Great Warford Family Fun Day and can’t wait to meet everyone!

So if you fancy trying your hand at pottery making it’s definitely worth browsing Claire’s unique stand while viewing her imaginative designs.

The Fudge Hub

We can’t wait to sample Sarah Hold’s freshly made fudge, after she confirmed The Fudge Hub are taking a stall at the artisan market and Sarah tells us she has been working hard to create new flavours to bring a modern twist to the fudge market and how she loves to incorporate different toppings and offer

something a little different to popular flavours while keeping the classics that people know and love

You can see what kind of flavours Sarah is bringing to the Fun Day on Instagram and Facebook and if you have any new ideas she would love to hear from you. Yum, yum, let’s Shop Fudge!