Design and craft fair at West Dean

West Dean Design and Craft Fair, featuring MADE, is set to take place from 20 - 22 June
West Dean Design and Craft Fair, featuring MADE, is set to take place from 20 - 22 June

Innovative designers are set to showcase their work at a new design and craft fair at West Dean.

Taking place in the grounds and workshops of West Dean College, the three-day fair is a collaboration between the college, the team behind MADE London, MADE Brighton and the Brighton Art Fair.

The new event will include 80 innovative and original makers and designers who will show and sell their work to the public.

There will also be hands-on taster workshops and demonstrations in contemporary art and craft run by the college.

Alex Barron, event director, said: “By showcasing what we do best at West Dean and working with established brand MADE, we aim to provide a fantastic creative event. Visitors can take a peek behind the scenes of this vibrant and historic college, take part in taster workshops and, for those who appreciate contemporary design and craft, it is a chance to browse and buy from a wide range of artists and makers.

“To top it all, visitors can unwind in our beautiful award-winning gardens.”

A spokeswoman for the college said: “This is a first for the internationally-renowned college which has a reputation for its quality of teaching in traditional and contemporary art and craft.”

The college offers around 700 short courses each year, ranging from taster days to week-long summer schools.

The West Dean Design and Craft Fair will take place from June 20-22.

For an exclusive two-for-one ticket offer, pick up a copy of this week’s Observer (Thursday, May 1, edition).