The Exeter Cathedral Autumn Fair promises arts, crafts and gorgeous gifts
Monday 4 October 6:30pm-9pm and Tuesday 5 October 10am-3pm
Exeter Cathedral’s nave will be filled with over 50 stalls from local traders offering an array of artisan foods, crafts and gift ideas, including very special collections from the Cathedral’s own Shop and flower arrangers.
Scroll down to find out more about some of our traders.
Visitors to the Exeter Cathedral Autumn Fair on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 October can ease into the new season with a free glass of mulled wine and enjoy refreshments from Ten Fifty – our new low-carbon café. There’ll also be music, awe-inspiring demonstrations from our stonemasons and much more!
Entrance is free with advance tickets.
Meet a Selection of our Traders
Terry Meets Julie
Their pieces take inspiration from the natural world, its colour, form, contrast and complexity. The combination of detailed screen printing and the fluid nature of molten glass blend together to create engaging pieces of glass art, that are both transparent and reflective, colourful and tactile. Screen printing gives layers of detail and added depth to the glass.
Terry Meets Julie are members of the Crafts Council Directory and Devon Artist Network (DAN).
Joan Moncrieffe (Prowse)
Joan Moncrieffe BA (aka Prowse) is a well established local artist specialising in needle felting, illustration, and three dimensional design.
She will be at the Cathedral’s Autumn Fair with her signature piece of the 4ft square lion and lamb, along with a full range of her other work, including prints, cards, originals and much more.
Lyn Wickham works in textile fabrication, making home accessories and festive bunting to a precise and high standard of workmanship.
Lyn takes inspiration from her garden and the countryside surrounding her sewing room at home on the south eastern edge of Dartmoor.
All her creations are designed to make affordable gifts that are cheerful, attractive additions to any home.
Metal Motif is a small company owned by two friends (Corey and Harvey) who design and manufacture rusted metal garden décor of animals and landscapes, made locally in Devon.
They use a sophisticated manufacturing process, industry leading software and the finest Corten weathering steel to ensure their products are of the highest quality.
D’Athelney Isle creates wooden gifts and a whimsical range of miniature buildings – collectible, unique and full of character; modelled on the tangible with a touch of whimsy.
Entirely made, designed and cut in Devon using traditional materials and contemporary methods. Lovingly prepared, affordable array of appealing wooden items, designed for year-round gifting.
Gary Shaw Ceramics
Since completing his BA (Hons) in Ceramics at Bath University, Gary has specialised in making high fired, functional earthenware ceramics.
Having moved to Devon in recent years, each piece is strongly influenced by the beauty of South Devon, in particular the Jurassic coast.
Cockles and Heart
Fabulous, quirky and super sustainable candles by Cockles and Heart.
Based near Totnes in Devon, Cockles and Heart upcycles, restores and repurposes vintage china and glass to create extraordinary large and unique candles.
So to Felt
So to Felt use wet felting and needle felting processes to create little animals, bees, vessels, garlands and nautical items.
They also sell hand-dyed felting wool and eco needle felting kits to encourage people to take up the wonderful art of felting.
Made by Jenny
With a passion for creating things and experimenting with various materials, Made by Jenny focuses on papercraft using the versatility, texture and colours of paper and card.
Cards feature hearts and buttons, and pieces can be personalised to families, each one completely unique.
Each and every card is handmade with love, care and copious cups of tea!
Jane Natolie Designs
Jane Natolie is a freelance graphic designer who enjoys creating illustrations and making teddy bears. Her illustrations, mainly in pen and ink, are available as framed prints, greeting cards, coasters, key rings and fridge magnets. She also does original paintings on canvas and wooden boxes.
Jane started making teddy bears in 2002 using all sorts of fur and fabrics, from traditional mohair to way out whacky ones! Her bears are all unique and completely handmade using traditional methods.
Anna Craft Decorated Eggs
Anna’s work is hand made from real eggshells. She caters for occasions such as Christmas, birthdays and other anniversaries, weddings and christenings and sells her work through craft shows and personal commissions.
Lauren Silver Boutique
As a maker, Lauren Silver creates a few inspired collections, offering bold rustic designs. Sizing and alterations available, where possible.
Willow is a watercolour artist and takes her inspiration from the coast and countryside and the flora and fauna that live within it.
Her artwork is highly detailed and in a botanical style. Her intricate watercolour deigns also feature on a range of homeware products, including fine bone china mugs, luxury cotton tea towels, aprons and coasters.
Dos and Dave Rodgers
Dos and Dave make pottery gift items from their home workshop in Barnstaple, North Devon.
Their ever popular range of handmade Christmas decorations will be available at the Autumn fair this year.