At the Artisan Festival this year, visitors could pick up plenty of inspiration and expert advice from our artists in residence, from traditional blacksmithing and Indian block printing to willow weaving and embroidery - plus interviews and talks from the specialists in the Ask the Expert Tent, hosted by Marcus Bean.
Plus we met some of our Artisan exhibitors in a series of live interviews taking place daily and learnt how they transformed their talent into a successful business!
The Hampton Court Palace Artisan Festival will be back next year from 13 - 15 May 2022 but if you can’t wait that long, we’ll be returning to the palace for our Food Festival from 28 – 30 August. Tickets are now on sale so join us for a summer celebration of food and drink. Click here to book today.
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Marcus Bean spoke to Claudia De Sabe, the London-based tattoo artist who was commissioned by Lexus to design and create the world’s first tattooed car. Visitors could take a seat and learn the traditional Japanese artistry, techniques and tools used to create this one-of-a kind Lexus UX compact SUV.
In this Talk, RSN Chief Executive & Curator, Dr Kay-Williams, spoke about how the Royal School of Needlework goes about working on large and prestigious commissions, including some of their special approach that has been used since the 19th century. Susan spoke about what we know of the earlier commissions from press reports as well as from RSN papers and documents.
In this interview visitors met Paul Stoddard, one half of the Suffolk based duo from Kingdom Forge, who brought their forges to Hampton Court. Paul discussed the art of blacksmithing and metalworking using a combination of traditional and modern techniques and tools.
We met some of our Artisan exhibitors in a series of live interviews taking place daily and learnt how they transformed their talent into a successful business!
Butterwicks Vegan Patisserie
In this talk we met Jyoti, an culinary expert in vegan pastry who is on a mission to make the best vegan macarons in the UK. We learnt how she successfully replicated the look, texture and taste of a traditional French macaron shell using non-dairy, vegan ingredients.
Willow & Finn
Willow and Finn are a British candle company who create hand poured, small batch, eco-friendly soy wax candles and brought their candle bar experience to the festival in June. We spoke to business owner Nicola Males to find out more about the company and the inspiration behind the brand.
That Girl in Green
That Girl In Green is a mother/daughter team selling handmade gifts in the colour Green! They have created, curated and commissioned some amazing environmentally friendly gifts. We caught up with this duo to find out more about their business and how they’ve created a brand which is not only green in colour but in ethos!
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