Where you’ll find me in 2022

2022 signals a new beginning with a newfound confidence that life is there for living and enjoying.

I shall be sending out reminders before each fair but meanwhile so that you can plan your diary a little ahead

find me at the following:-


Homes & Garden Open-Air Fair at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Glos

From Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May

Stand No M10

click here to buy tickets and get upto date information



Badminton Horse Trials – Rural Crafts Pavilion

From Wednesday the 4th May to Sunday the 8th May

click here for further information and upto date news on the event.


Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair, Chelsea, London - this is a new date for this show

From Friday the 27th May to Sunday 29th May

click here for more information, advanced ticket sales and upto date news.



Silverdale & Arnside Arts and Crafts Trail, Arnside, Cumbria

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26thth September

I am joining a wonderful variety of artists at the Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside, Carnforth LA5 0DF

Click here for more information



Burghley Horse Trials, Stamford, Lincs

From Thursday 1st September to Sunday 4th September

Lower Rural Crafts Pavilion

click here for further information and advanced ticket sales.


Contemporary Craft Fair, Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire

From Thursday 22nd September to Sunday 25th September

click here for further notices and advanced ticket sales.


 October – (TBC)


 November – (TBC)


2021 Here we come....................At Last


A moment to say thank you to all those who kept in contact, continued to remember their loved ones and treat them to little surprises and it has to be some big surprises through lockdown after lockdown. Also to those who just sent words of encouragment and wisdom when the days got a little darker.  There were times when my studio looked a little sad as there was little noise or activity in it.  

The good news is that the shows, particularly the outdoor ones are getting in gear and that normal service will resume one way or another.

Below is a list of shows that I am booked into and these are being added to all the time.  Some are "in the flesh" ones and some are digital ones and some are still to be confirmed (TBC). 

If there is something that I have learnt over the past year is that "vitual" does not mean second best.  Facetime or Zoom meetings are easy to arrange and make buying more fun than just looking at a photograph.

So for the shows - follow the links for advanced tickets and more info

June 10 -13th, 9.30am - 5.00pm daily (TBC)

Contemporary Craft & Design Fair - Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire 

Trentham Gardens


June 17th - 20th

Royal Highland Show - Edinburgh, Scotland

Advanced booking only for this show 

Royal Highland show


July 1st - 4th, 9.30am - 5.30pm daily

Spring Homes & Garden Open-Air Fair at Sudeley Castle,Winchcombe, Glos.

Pre registration needed before the event

Sudeley Castle


July 16th - 18th (TBC)

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online


September 2nd - 5th

Burghley Horse Trials - Stamford, Lincs

Burghley Horse Trials


October 8th - 10th (TBC)

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester


October 27th - 30th, 9.30am - 5.00pm daily 

Christmas Gift & Fashion Fair - Cheltenham Racecourse, Glos

Christmas Gift Fair


November 20th - 21st (TBC)

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online Christmas edition 


November 25th - 28th

Burghley Christmas Fair, Stamford, Lincs


Hope to see you soon



Shows for 2015

My diary for 2015 is filling up fast and I thought you would like to know where I shall be, so........


Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Sunday 27th April 2014 at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Opening times: 10am-5pm Entrance fee: £3 on door.

Over 40 artists, designers and makers will be selling a range of beautiful high quality work including ceramics, jewellery, glass, interior textiles and fashion accessories, wood, print-making etc.

To know more follow the link Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Facebook: Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Twitter: @GNCCF

Tumblr: lnccf


Simply Cheshire Fair

Annakin is exhibiting at the  fabulous new Spring shopping fair, Simply Cheshire is taking place on Friday May 22nd and Saturday May 23rd 2015 at the magnificent Arley Hall and Gardens near Northwich.

Simply Cheshire will be showcasing Cheshire’s most talented, independent designers, artists and producers who are either from or whose business is based within the County.  Each of the 80 or so exhibitors, including me, Annakin Silver,  have been handpicked and selected not only because of their Cheshire connection but because they produce or sell something totally original and absolutely gorgeous.

To find out more follow the link Simply Cheshire

Facebook : Simply Cheshire.

Twitter : @simplycheshire                

Instagram: simplycheshire


Manchester Fashion Week

A new event for Manchester at The Place Aparthotel, Manchester M1 every evening from 5.00pm 26th May to 28th May

From the award winning team behind The Childsplay Clothing Liverpool Fashion Week, bring you the long anticipated Childsplay Clothing Manchester Fashion Week.  Annakin Silver is involved in the thisladyloves exhibition.

for more information follow the link  Manchester Fashion Week

Twitter : @manchesterfw


An arts trail set in an AONB on the Cumbrian coast, Silverdale and Arnside host this prestigious event showcasing 80 artists in 32 venues. 

Friday 26th June 1pm – 8pm
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 10:30am – 5:30pm

I shall be in Venue 10, Silverdale Hotel, LA5 0TP and for further information please follow the link

Silverdale Arts Trail  come and have a lovely day out, have a great walk while shopping for beautiful jewellery...... need any more convincing?

Facebook: Silverdale Arts Trail

Twitter: @SAAC_Trail


CLA Game Fair -  Harewood House 31st July - 2nd August

Set in the stunning landscape of Yorkshire, join the celebration of the great British countryside and with the help of Rural Crafts I shall be exhibiting and showcasing some new collections including the  -  Leaf Circlet.

Facebook: CLA Game Fair

Twitter: @TheGameFair


Shrewsbury Flower Show - 14th & 15th August

A lovely family day out and a show I just love and that's not just because it is local!  To find out more follow the link Shrewsbury Flower Show

Facebook: Shrewsbury Flower Show

Twitter: @shrewflowershw

Pintrest: shrewsbury flower show


These are my shows for Autumn and Winter - details to follow 


Burghley Horse Trials 3rd - 6th September


Cheltenham Christmas Fair 29th - 31st October


Desire in Winchester 6th - 8th November




There is something about doing a show that is exciting but scary all at the same time and it doesn't matter if it is the first time or the tenth time you have done it.

The shows are often booked nine months ahead and the planning can start well before, even 6 months ahead. Questions such as what type of look do I want and do I need any new exhibition display to create that look? Do I have enough stock and if I don’t – well don’t just sit around, get a move on a make it. How do I get there and where do I stay if it is far from home? Have I filled in all the forms for Health and Safety, electricity supply, drop off and build up times, broadband supply and last but not least do I want lunches supplied?

The travel with early starts, long miles on the road and then the building of the stand which can mean painting, drilling, hammering, ladder work, crawling work and all round huffing and puffing.

The stress of all of this is then completely forgotten when I am on the stand busy chatting to other exhibitors exchanging news and hints on where to exhibit next year but more importantly chatting to customers about my work and looking at someone wearing something that I have created and that they “get it” - why I design what I design and why I am passionate about what I do.

Bring on 2015

Reticulation or to you and me textured silver


A technique using the combination of applying heat and quenching in cold to produce wrinkles, folds and creases on the surface of metal, almost like you have been in the bath too long and your fingers have gone prunie.  The metal catches the light and twinkles as though covered in crystals. A sophisticated but simple look that suits both men and women.