Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market


25 November 2023

26 November 2023
Yattendon Village Hall
Yattendon Lane, Yattendon
RG18 0UE

25 November to 26 November

Yattendon Lane, Yattendon
Newbury, Berkshire RG18 0UE
01635 201699

Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market
Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market

About the Modern Makers Yattendon Winter Market

A Celebration of Modern Craft: Yattendon Winter Market

Modern Makers Collective returns for the Yattendon Winter Market for a Celebration of Modern Craft. This year’s market presents an exceptional group of artists, designer-makers and craftspeople selected for their expertise and originality.

Each maker explores their craft in a unique perspective, from using traditional techniques applied in new and fresh ways to innovative ideas pushing the boundaries. An outstanding event, the market celebrates the varied and inspiring nature of Modern Craft.

With the festive season around the corner, a trip to the Christmas Tree-growing village of Yattendon on the 25 and 26 November is a must. The makers will be showcasing their hand-crafted work between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Entrance is only £2.

Make a day of it at one of the many fine lunch spots or beautiful walks, and return home laden with handmade delights. Discover everything from velvety smooth woodturning, flawless fine jewellery and sumptuous silk weaving to exquisite ceramics, lustrous glass sculpture and much more.

Visitors to Yattendon will be treated to the delights of local makers such as Andrew Hazelden with his beautiful tin glaze and lusterware pottery decorated with hand-painted shapes.

Artist Freya Barton will exhibit her vibrant paintings and painted interior pieces that bring joy into every home. Oxfordshire-based Yvette Phillips is another talented local artist who will be showcasing her work. Yvette’s exquisite embroidery art is inspired by nature and is a wonder to see.

Amongst the talented craftspeople participating in the market will be two stars of the BBC show “Make It at Market”. It is a fantastic opportunity to see and buy the work of glass artist Emmy Palmer and wood turner Lucinda Goulden, who were both featured on the BBC show.

Emmy’s glassware fuses handblown glass with knitting, resulting in her ethereal and colourful vessels. Woodturner and brushmaker Lucinda creates heirloom quality wooden homewares and traditionally crafted makeup and shaving brushes through the endangered practice of hand-tying natural fibres.

Many familiar favourites of the Collective will be at the market – the likes of leather craftswoman Victoria Baker with her handstitched bags and Albert Harvey with his handprinted textiles. The Collective’s new members include the exciting jeweller Von W, who uses raw textures and precious materials to create unique heirloom jewellery.

Jynsym Ong is another new Collective member. The Oxford-based ceramicist explores the unpredictable and nuanced surfaces achieved through wood-firing her pots. Also new to the market is Amy Whittingham, who creates glass sculpture and jewellery inspired by weathered rope & rusty chains, connecting the earth to the oceans.

Join the makers at this festive celebration of Modern Craft.


£2.00 (In aid of Yattendon Village School)

Ticketing information

Entry is £2.00 (in aid of Yattendon Village School).
Free entry for children under 16.

Tickets can be bought in advance online using the link above.
Tickets can also be purchased on the door. Cash and card are accepted.

Date & time:
The Market is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm on 25 and 26 November.

Good to know

Free parking is available at Renegade Brewery – a five minute walk from the venue.

Yattendon Village Hall is mainly wheelchair accessible (stage area is not wheelchair accessible). Kindly contact the organiser if you would like further information.

Food & drink
Refreshments are available at Yattendon Village Hall with Jessie’s Coffee Truck, serving Dark Horse Roasters coffee, tea and cakes. There are further refreshment spots around Yattendon village: Yattendon Village Stores, The Pantry, The Royal Oak, Renegade Brewery Taproom and The Pot Kiln (Frilsham).

Christmas Trees
Yattendon Estate grown Christmas Trees can be purchased at the Christmas Barn, just down the road.

Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market 2023 - Lucinda Goulden
Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market 2023 - 02
Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market 2023 - Jynsym Ong
Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market 2023 - Albert Harvey
Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market 2023 - Cotswold Knit
Modern Makers Collective Yattendon Winter Market 2023 - Yvette Phillips

Images left to right / top to bottom: Lucinda Goulden, Kate Wilkinson, Jynsym Ong, Albert Harvey, Cotswold Knit, and Yvette Phillipsips