A fascinating display of how glassware is created. Glass blowing bubbles and shapes come to life in an entertaining way.
Ed and Margaret Burke created E+M Glass in the mid 1980’s. They have been designing and making unique works of art for the table from their studio on the Welsh and English borders since 1988. Shows every hour on the hour – come early as they tend to get very full.
We have a few different Blacksmiths attending Burghley Game and Country Fair, bringing an insight into this fascinating and very traditional English craft.
Stokes Blacksmiths is a long standing family business, now run by Chris Stokes, but started by his dad, a master smith and farrier at the age of eighteen, many years ago. Chris himself has been a blacksmith for over thirty years. He says he loves his work because of the creativity involved; the knowledge that he is leaving a legacy in his work that will last for many many years into the future and that fact that he never knows who his next customer will be.
Caley’s Blacksmiths feature Rob,an artistic blacksmith, he works at Westfield Forge in Norfolk England. He produces high quality, hand forged functional and decorative items.
And you can have a go too! Make an original hook or keyring and get involved!
The making of brooms, also known as ‘besoms’ or ‘besom brooms’, consisting of a bundle of twigs (often birch) tied around a stick. They are favoured by some gardeners for specific jobs, sweeping leafs of patios, moss from timber decking or as the broom head wears down and becomes more stiff it can be used for clearing moss or worm casts from lawns or dog hair from rugs. Many people like its natural charm and look well as an ornament in a conservatory or kitchen. Come and see how they are made.
Taste the honey, meet the bees. A fascinating display from people who understand the world of the bee.
Paul Byrant Artist
Stand and be amazed as you watch Paul transform a blank canvas into a stunning work of art with apparently a few brush strokes and very little effort! Incredible to watch and with stunning results tat you will want to take home with you!
Bob and Anita Foster – Clocks in the Woodshed
What a team! Bob makes the clocks and Anita pyrographs beautiful pictures of woodpeckers, owls and hunting dogs onto them. Come and watch as she brings it to life, and you will definitely be spoilt for choice for the kitchen wall.
Fiona Birch – Wood
Fiona makes wood beautiful, creating traditional English countryside designs of spoons and hangings and stunning rush weaving.
We enjoy a number of different textile crafts in our Craft Village – from jumbo knitting through to embroidery.
We also have the very traditional art of spinning at many of our shows. See how sheeps’ wool is spun into the knitting wool we are so familiar with – often on a giant spinning wheel.
Then watch the master weaver at work. With a variety of rugs, throws and other products to see, you will be fascinated at how this master craftsman brings the wool together to create such amazing results.
Many more crafters at Burghley Game and Country Fair