Artisans take over Buxton’s Dome

The Peak District Artisans’ annual art and design fair will take place from July 21- 23 in Buxton’s Devonshire Dome.

The Great Dome Art and Design Fair will see over 50 members of the group exhibiting their work and delivering a range of talks and demonstrations.

The eye-catching pieces and live demonstrations will cover a range of disciplines including ceramics, photography, silversmithing, fine art and more.

The fair is part of the Buxton Festival Fringe, which runs Wednesday, July 5, to Sunday, July 23,

Speaking about the fair, PDA chair and member, Ingrid Karlsson, said: “We’re delighted to once again be a part of the visual arts element of the festival.

“We’re inviting visitors to step into our world in the beautiful surroundings of this stunning building, whilst they browse and buy from our talented members.”

Among the artisans involved in the talks and demonstrations is Jane Bevan, who will explore how artists can use natural materials with examples of her own work, inspiration and ideas including other contemporary artists and historical museum collections.

Liz Welby will talk about her experiences working as artist in residence at Scarthin Books, Cromford, where she created digital images using an iPad, and Roger Waterhouse will share his love of English hardwoods showing how their inner beauty can be revealed in different ways, and demonstrating some of the hidden surprises that inspire him to create his exceptional wood products.