Craft says…excuse me, listen up, I’m different. Be original, be curious, make a statement. Why not own something that nobody else does?
It’s time to think beyond the ubiquitous vanilla of the high street, the curated comfort of terribly nice department stores, and be brave, trust your taste.
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) and GNCCFonline - our online equivalent - are curated selling showcases of designer-makers and craft artists, handpicked by an independent panel of craft experts, to give you the best in covetable and beautiful design and craftsmanship.
Work on sale includes jewellery, textile accessories, print, furniture and lighting, ceramics and glass and more. GNCCF and GNCCFonline are opportunities to buy direct from the makers - and meet and chat to them at our "real" fairs. Many of our exhibiting makers also work to commission, should you be looking for something special or bespoke.
Founded by Ann-Marie Franey and Angela Mann, both passion-fuelled people with an obsessive love of craft and a desire to create nationally renowned events, it’s no coincidence that the GNCCF has become the must-attend event for exhibitors and buyers alike.
The GNCCF is organised by Great Northern Events, a not for profit organisation, whose aims are to champion designer-makers, provide opportunities to showcase and sell their work, and help build a market for craft.
In addition Great Northern Events carries out outreach work with the Oasis Centre, a community centre in Gorton East Manchester, delivering free drop-in craft workshops led by GNCCF exhibitors for the disadvantaged people who use their services.
Please donate to help fund this outreach work delivering craft packs to their homes with food parcels during the Covid 19 pandemic and, when circumstances allow, to revive our programme of workshops.
GNCCF and GNCCFonline are only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.