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British Craft Trade Fair



The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is a three-day event taking place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in beautiful Harrogate from 8th-10th April 2018.

Best of luck to the local makers Gail Kelly (Algan Arts) Karen Daye-Hutchinson (Ghost and Bonesetter) Helen Faulkner Ceramics, Shannon McShane taking part in this year’s British Craft Fair Trade.


The fair is strictly trade-only and showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers. BCTF differs from other trade fairs in that no mass-manufactured products or products made overseas are allowed. Visitors can be confident, therefore, that they will be presented with a selection of the best hand-made British giftware available in the UK.

BCTF Harrogate has been running for more than 43 years. For the past 25 years it has been in the ownership of PSM Ltd, under the personal supervision of Margeret Bunn who is responsible for maintaining the fair’s high standards and selecting the makers that attend. Margeret’s passion for craft and art has seen her work with British designer-makers for over 35 years, she has helped many hundreds of young makers take their first steps in dealing with retail buyers. The fair includes a dedicated Newcomers Gallery where emerging makers are supported with BCTF’s extensive business mentoring program, ensuring that they are all ready and confident to write trade orders.

Oxidised Ripple Drop Earrings by Shannon McShane



Where: British Craft Trade Fair,
Hammonds Barn,
London Road,
Burgess Hill,
West Sussex,