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Arts and crafts in Essex

(including Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring, Thurrock and Uttlesford.) is in the East of England of England. It has a population of around 1,725,000 and covers approximately 367,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Middlesex, Suffolk

County flag of EssexDating back to the Anglo Saxon period, Essex is among the oldest counties in Britain and with little locally available stone, many of the counties older buildings were constructed using timber or bricks. The county town of Essex is Chelmsford, where visitors to the local museum can see exhibits reflecting the areas history and heritage, as well as pieces of pottery and glass work. Colchester is considered to be the oldest recorded town in the country, pre-dating the Roman conquest, when it had the Celtic name Camulodunon. In Colchester you can visit Hollytrees Museum, which is located in a Georgian house and runs arts and crafts workshops, events relating to local history and has exhibits including costumes, clocks and watches. Performing arts venues in Essex include the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton-on-Sea, the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch, Colchester Arts Centre, the Palace Theatre in Southend-on-Sea and the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford.

Ingatestone Hall is a Tudor house built during the 16th century and decorated with furnishings reflecting its history, such as paintings, tapestries and wood panelled walls. Coggeshall Grange Barn dates back to the 13th century, making it one of the earliest remaining timber framed buildings in Europe and exhibited within it are a number of old farming machines and tools. Visitors to the popular coastal resort of Southend-on-Sea can walk along the longest pleasure pier in the world, which is 1.34 miles long and stretches out into the Thames Estuary. Eastbury Manor House is an Elizabethan merchants house in Barking built during the 16th century and extensively restored during the 20th century. The house is owned by the National Trust, though managed by the local borough council and is used as a community heritage resource. Other attractions in Essex include Chelmsford Cathedral, Dedham Art and Craft Centre, Mountfitchet Castle, The Saffron Walden Gallery, Castle Park in Colchester and Thorndon Country Park in Brentwood.

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

The Leigh Community Centre, Leigh on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 13 July 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Epping Catholic Church Hall, Epping, Essex

Saturday, 20 July 2024

Big Up Southend - July

Big Up Southend - July

Big Up Southend, Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 27 July 2024

Big Up Southend - August

Big Up Southend - August

Big Up Southend, Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 31 August 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Firstsite Colchester, Colchester, Essex

Saturday, 7 September 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

New Windmill Hall Upminster, Upminster, Essex

Sunday, 8 September 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

The Leigh Community Centre, Leigh on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 14 September 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Epping Catholic Church Hall, Epping, Essex

Saturday, 21 September 2024

Essex Autumn Shopping Fair

Craft Fair

Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing, Braintree, Essex

Saturday, 28 September 2024 (2 day event)

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

The Mill Arts and Craft Centre The Rayleigh Mill, Rayleigh, Essex

Saturday, 28 September 2024

Big Up Southend - September

Big Up Southend - September

Big Up Southend, Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 28 September 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Firstsite Colchester, Colchester, Essex

Saturday, 5 October 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

New Windmill Hall Upminster, Upminster, Essex

Sunday, 6 October 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

The Leigh Community Centre, Leigh on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 12 October 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Great Baddow Millenium Centre, Chelmsford, Essex

Saturday, 19 October 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

The Mill Arts and Craft Centre The Rayleigh Mill, Rayleigh, Essex

Saturday, 26 October 2024

Big Up Southend - October

Big Up Southend - October

Big Up Southend, Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 26 October 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Firstsite Colchester, Colchester, Essex

Saturday, 2 November 2024

Simply events...Christmas craft market

Simply events...Christmas craft market

Coggeshall Village Hall, Coggeshall, Essex

Saturday, 2 November 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

The Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff on Sea, Essex

Sunday, 3 November 2024

Essex Christmas Shopping Fair

Craft Fair

Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing, Braintree, Essex

Friday, 8 November 2024 (3 day event)

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

The Leigh Community Centre, Leigh on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 9 November 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Epping Catholic Church Hall, Epping, Essex

Saturday, 16 November 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

The Mill Arts and Craft Centre The Rayleigh Mill, Rayleigh, Essex

Saturday, 23 November 2024

Big Up Southend - November

Big Up Southend - November

Big Up Southend, Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 30 November 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Great Baddow Millenium Centre, Chelmsford, Essex

Saturday, 30 November 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

New Windmill Hall Upminster, Upminster, Essex

Sunday, 1 December 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Firstsite Colchester, Colchester, Essex

Saturday, 7 December 2024

Big Up Southend - December

Big Up Southend - December

Big Up Southend, Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 14 December 2024

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

Folk and Bespoke Artisan Craft Fair

The Leigh Community Centre, Leigh on Sea, Essex

Saturday, 14 December 2024

Pywright

Pywright

Chelmsford, Essex

Pyrography is the process of burning a picture or pattern into wood or leather, possibly ...

Marinova Creative

Marinova Creative

Woodford Green, Essex

Victoria McGillicuddy is a London based artist and art teacher and the sole abstract ...

Robert G Marshall

Robert G Marshall

Canvey island, Essex

I was born in Rhodesia now Zimbabwe in 1954. I have been interested in bird life from ...

Nanny Bons handmade teddy bears and gifts

Nanny Bons handmade teddy bears and gifts

Harlow, Essex

I have made soft toys from an early age as a hobby and then went on to making toys for ...

THE WAX SHACK

THE WAX SHACK

Southend on sea, Essex

As a small family run business here at The Wax Shack , we make our melts as the orders ...

PreciousPawsGifts in Aid of Rescue Dogs and Cats

PreciousPawsGifts in Aid of Rescue Dogs and Cats

Loughton, Essex

My aim in life is to help as many abused and abandoned dogs and cats as I can. My handmade ...

Spider Watson

Spider Watson

Grays, Essex

I enjoy drawing and creating fantasy characters using both pen and ink as well as generating ...

Heart with Love Ltd

Exhibitor

Woodford Green, Essex

Our approach to work is to create tailored and timeless gifts, objects and peaces of ...

Nzema Appolo

Nzema Appolo

Barking, Essex

When I was younger I used to have chronic eczema. I was not able to use products in ...

Becky Alexander

Becky Alexander

Earls Colne, Essex

I am a designer of unique colourful prints, that I apply to different homeware products. ...

crazy patch

crazy patch

Clacton on sea, Essex

patch work embroidery soft furnishing personalized mugs childrens items advent calendars ...

Quartzhammer Crafts

Quartzhammer Crafts

Manningtree, Essex

I make silver jewellery and enamelled art work. I also draw and paint.

Mae Kandoo

Mae Kandoo

Brightlingsea, Essex

Inspired by strolls along the prom and walks along the estuary, Mae Kandoos original ...

EssencesByNadya

EssencesByNadya

Chigwell, Essex

Immerse yourself in the world of EssencesByNadya, a skincare sanctuary where opulence ...

Sew La Soul

Sew La Soul

Harlow, Essex

Soft Furnishings - Accessories – Bunting - Gifts I have been making bespoke curtains ...

Nicholas Owen

Exhibitor

Colchester, Essex

I create mostly original monotype prints of Essex landscapes as well as acrylic and oil ...

Made It Gifts

Made It Gifts

Witham, Essex

Made It Gifts is a small business I started myself after my mental health took a downturn ...

Jason Keith Jewellery Ltd

Jason Keith Jewellery Ltd

Chelmsford, Essex

Jason Keith designs bespoke jewellery and specialises in creating unique wedding rings ...

MGGW Wood and Resin Designs

MGGW Wood and Resin Designs

Earls Colne, Essex

Hand crafted and bespoke items made from locally sourced natural or upcycled wood that ...

The TINY Soap Lab

The TINY Soap Lab

Finchingfield, Essex

Just over a year ago, our family uprooted and moved to the quintessentially English village ...

3D art by Leigh

3D art by Leigh

Saffron Walden, Essex

3D art by Leigh Hi my name is Leigh. I was born in Edmonton north London. I cant really ...

The Soy Wax Candle Company

The Soy Wax Candle Company

Little Braxted, Essex

Artisan, ethically sources, vegan friendly candles made by The Soy Wax Candle Company ...

buff

buff

Grays, Essex

Buff. began with the simple purpose of reducing the amount of plastic in skincare products ...

Ile Kekere

Ile Kekere

Harlow, Essex

Eco-luxury boutique, offering a collection of handmade and responsibly sourced jewellery. ...

thegingerpotter

thegingerpotter

Colchester, Essex

Hi, I’m Becky aka thegingerpotter. I handthrow a range of ceramic items local to my home ...

Avas Attic

Avas Attic

Braintree, Essex

My name is Nikola Nolden and I paint or draw portraits, various mediums, from photos, ...

Heroot

Heroot

Loughton, Essex

Herbal remedies for body and soul, skincare range to heighten the senses and skin as ...

Bags A More

Bags A More

Brentwood, Essex

All items are handmade and include tote bags, foldable reusable bags, bucket hats, fabric ...

Erika

Erika

Romford, Essex

Welcome to Lets Slime—a handmade, high-quality, and affordable slime shop. We have all ...

Woollen Pleasure

Woollen Pleasure

Grays, Essex

I have a few specialised Etsy shops. But I prefer to meet my customers in person. I ...

Lois Fordham

Lois Fordham

Harlow, Essex

Quiddity Jewellery creates elegant and classy handmade earrings and bracelets. Each piece ...

Peter Bushby Photography

Peter Bushby Photography

Weeley Clacton on Sea, Essex

I have an MA(Photography) and am an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. If ...

The Only Way Is Gin

The Only Way Is Gin

Roydon, Essex

Exciting – Flamboyant – Yet Smooth and Sophisticated. Our Gins are produced in limited ...

Cozy Crafts by Lucy

Cozy Crafts by Lucy

Colchester, Essex

I have a few avenues I would like to sell. It will mainly be polymer clay jewellery. ...

Jo Lee

Jo Lee

Billericay Essex, Essex

A duo, each with a different talent, but both with acrylic paint. Im Jo Lee, I paint ...

Wonky Wheel

Wonky Wheel

Finchingfield, Essex

Welcome to Wonky Wheel our local independent gallery and gift shop dedicated to promoting ...

Questions to ask customers at your table

Organiser

Westcliff on Sea, Essex

To create a welcoming and valued atmosphere, I highly recommend acknowledging people ...

10 Reasons Why Artisan Markets Are Worth Visiting

10 Reasons Why Artisan Markets Are Worth Visiting

Westcliff on Sea, Essex

1. Support Local Artisans: By visiting artisan markets, you’re supporting local artisans ...

Tips when your at a market

Tips when your at a market

Westcliff on Sea, Essex

Tips for a Successful Market Stall 1. Business Cards and Flyers Keep business cards ...

Are you a time served artist artisan or creative

Are you a time served artist artisan or creative

Westcliff on Sea, Essex

Are you a time served artist, artisan or creative, looking for events, on a regular basis, ...

What is Folk and Bespoke

What is Folk and Bespoke

Westcliff on Sea, Essex

At Folk and Bespoke customers can shop easily in one place, from lots of local artisans, ...

Unlock Timeless Radiance

Unlock Timeless Radiance

Chigwell, Essex

Immerse yourself in our signature Rose Luxury Lip Balm, a fusion of mango butter, shea ...

Abstract Art

Exhibitor

Billericay Essex, Essex

Open up your space, open your mind and feel tension release with abstract art. Fill your ...

Abstract Art

Exhibitor

Billericay Essex, Essex

Open up your space, open your mind and feel tension release with abstract art. Fill your ...

London Film and Comic Com Olympia

Exhibitor

Grays, Essex

The event at Olympia was our first event of the year and we had a great time meeting ...

Great Weekend

Exhibitor

Grays, Essex

We had a great weekend at Detling. The weather was great, venue was fine and we met a ...

Scratching the Surface of my Business

Scratching the Surface of my Business

Earls Colne, Essex

Starting out my business has been a steep learning curve which I imagine lots of small ...

Moving on Web Page news

Moving on Web Page news

Brightlingsea, Essex

At the end of September I started an online training course for creative businesses with ...

Perfect Artisan Soy Wax Candles

Perfect Artisan Soy Wax Candles

Little Braxted, Essex

Finding gifts for friends is made simple at The Soy Wax Candle Company. We will also ...

How to care for your favourite pieces of jewellery

How to care for your favourite pieces of jewellery

Chelmsford, Essex

I often get asked about Cleaning and Caring for Your Jewellery, whether its for a piece ...

Organising Craft and Clock Fairs

Organiser

Colchester, Essex

I am just starting to organise Craft Fairs to complement the Clock Fairs I already run. ...

Exhibiting at Planet Folkestone Sunday 7th May

Exhibitor

Grays, Essex

I am happy to say that I will be at the Planet Folkestone sc-fi show on the 7th May 2017. ...

segmented woodturning

Exhibitor

Hockley, Essex

i have been doing segemented woodturning for coming on five years now. i joined sandon ...

Snape Maltings Vintage and Makers Market

Exhibitor

Brightlingsea, Essex

Put some Yay! into your day...one of the tag lines used the Snape Maltings Vintage and ...

Simply events 2016 dates

Organiser

Stambourne, Essex

We do have a few spaces at some of our 2016 dates still available, please get intouch ...

Christmas at Waterside Gallery

Exhibitor

Brightlingsea, Essex

This annual event has become increasingly popular with local shoppers and visitors to ...

Now Strike takes on an apprentice

Exhibitor

Heybridge, Essex

After many months of searching Now Strike Archery Ltd are proud to announce that Heather ...

Crafty Mums

Exhibitor

Brightlingsea, Essex

Crafty Mums is a joy of a shop! It provides a great opportunity to retail hand made products ...

Make just one someone happy

Exhibitor

Brightlingsea, Essex

Having just posted the last of Mae Kandoos Christmas orders,beginning to reflect on 2014s ...

Things British

Exhibitor

Brightlingsea, Essex

Having recently visited Greenwich Market and the surrounding shops, I was delighted to ...


Edward Bawden

(Born 1903 in Braintree in Essex), Illustration, Painting

A graphic artist, illustrator and painter. He was a war artist during the World War II.