Jewellers from Crafts Council scheme to show in Manchester in October.

A select group of jewellers who have graduated from the Crafts Council personal development scheme Hothouse will showcase their work in a dedicated area at the Great Northern Craft Fair, which will be held in Manchester in October.

Jewellery designers Ros Millar, Carly Petit-Taylor, Jane Dzsiewski, Eleanor Bolton and Aimee Betts will all be exhibiting at the show in a section dedicated to Hothouse alumni. Silversmith Hannah Felicity Dennis will also be showing at the Great Northern Craft Fair.


The show will be held from October 4 to 7 at Spinningfileds in Manchester and organisers expect to attract about 6,000 visitors.

Great Northern Craft Fair director Ann-Marie Franey said: “This year, we had a number of applications from makers who had previously taken part in Hothouse, so to help promote these emerging makers as they take the next independent steps in their careers, we decided to create a dedicated stand to showcase their exciting work at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

“There is an eclectic mix of traditional skills and innovative and cutting edge work amongst these emerging makers; qualities we are always looking to encourage in our exhibitors. The stand will reflect the exciting talent which is selected and represented by the Hothouse programme and we’re looking forward to seeing the makers’ work attract keen interest from retailers, curators, collectors, media and our loyal visitors too.”

There will also be other jewellers at the show, outwith the Hothouse area. There include Shivani Patel, Alice Gow, Ruth Bridges and Milena Kovanovic.