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Arts and crafts in Essex

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.

Essex Christmas Craft Fair

Essex Christmas Craft Fair

Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing, Braintree, Essex

Saturday, 6 November 2021 (2 day event)

Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre

Writtle Sports and Social Club, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Pywright

Pywright

Chelmsford, Essex

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

One Jewellery

One Jewellery

Sawbridgeworth, Essex

Hi there, my name is Fiona and I am the owner of One Jewellery, my online handmade crystal ...

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 ...

Lewis Pendants

Lewis Pendants

Braintree, Essex

Lewis Pendants is a business that makes Pendants from resin. The pendants are for every ...

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 ...

Heart with Love Ltd

Heart with Love Ltd

Woodford Green, Essex

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

Spider Watson

Spider Watson

Grays, Essex

I produce a variety of things in various mediums including fan art and prints, manga ...

Gofluidart

Gofluidart

Chigwell, Essex

We are Gofluidart. We are husband and wife, Robert and Mandy, fluid artists and crafters, ...

eko handmade by karen jane

eko handmade by karen jane

Basildon, Essex

I discovered aromatherapy about ten years ago and found to be very interesting and theroputic ...

Becky Alexander

Becky Alexander

Earls Colne, Essex

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

Its Only Words Design

Its Only Words Design

Manningtree, Essex

I wanted to create occasion cards which were personalised to the giver and the recipient ...

Mae Kandoo

Mae Kandoo

Brightlingsea, Essex

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

Peter Herridge Upcycled Crafts and Photographs

Peter Herridge Upcycled Crafts and Photographs

Harwich, Essex

I have always had a love of wood, what you can see in it and what it could become, so ...

Jason Keith Jewellery Ltd

Jason Keith Jewellery Ltd

Chelmsford, Essex

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

Poppys Handcrafted Gifts

Poppys Handcrafted Gifts

Holland on Sea, Essex

Everything that I sell is handcrafted by me, and I create items from fabric and wood, ...

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 ...

Fluffyclawartprints

Fluffyclawartprints

Halstead, Essex

Hi Everyone, My name is Georgina and last year in lockdown I decided to get crafty and ...

Gypsy Moon Macrame

Gypsy Moon Macrame

Southend on Sea, Essex

Beautifully crafted handmade macrame products. Ideal for home decor or the perfect gift. ...

Bottleshop

Bottleshop

Braintree, Essex

Unusual and elegant hand crafted gifts from recycled glass bottles. All my pieces are ...

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 ...

Light by night Handcrafted Candle store

Light by night Handcrafted Candle store

Clacton on sea, Essex

Light by night are a luxury handcrafted candle company Bringing you the best quality ...

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 ...

Crafts From The Coop

Crafts From The Coop

Ongar, Essex

We can laser engrave wooden items for you to make that unique and personal gift that ...

Denise Barnard

Denise Barnard

Colchester, Essex

I am a qualified graphic designer who enjoys doing pet portraits using watercolour/acrylic ...

Created by Ruth Carter

Created by Ruth Carter

Frinton on Sea, Essex

I have been making jewellery for many years and designs have gradually evolved to incorporate ...

The Artisans Realm

The Artisans Realm

Hockley, Essex

The Artisans Realm draws on the imaginative world of fantasy art and film to reproduce ...

DONNA

DONNA

Colchester, Essex

HELLO ALL I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE ORIGINAL ART AND CRAFT ON THIS SITE , IM AM ...

Qryztal Crafts

Qryztal Crafts

Frinton on Sea, Essex

Small Family business specialising in Swarovski, Crystal and Czech Faceted Goddess Bracelets ...

Medieval Images

Medieval Images

Brentwood, Essex

These are traditionally made medieval illuminations from manuscripts, created using medieval ...

Crafty Claires Designs

Crafty Claires Designs

Southend on Sea, Essex

I use epoxy resin to make costers, trinket trays, keyrings, magnets and ornaments and ...

Salvaged Scribblers

Salvaged Scribblers

Chelmsford, Essex

I save and up-cycle damaged and broken vintage books, artworks, comics and pretty vintage ...

Feathers and Pip

Feathers and Pip

Harwich, Essex

All my products are handmade to order. I have different plant hangers, boho jars with ...

Halls designs

Halls designs

Rainham, Essex

Hand made wooden quality products crafted from reclaimed solid wood using an ancient ...

Cleoscc

Cleoscc

Grays, Essex

Cleoscc is a family run creative business predominately we produced original artwork, ...

Racing Tabby

Racing Tabby

Colchester, Essex

The unique fused glass items which I produce are designed for everyday. This means they ...

Petals by Poppy

Petals by Poppy

Harwich, Essex

I am Megan and run Petals by Poppy. I like to provide highly quality floral design, ...

Great Weekend

Great Weekend

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 ...

Latest catalogue available

Latest catalogue available

Braintree, Essex

LewisPendants is expanding by offering bespoke pendants. The other day someone asked ...

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 ...

Accessorise

Accessorise

Hockley, Essex

I include accessories with the fairy houses, most often a fairy figurine to lend scale. ...

Accessorise

Accessorise

Hockley, Essex

I am continuing to make smaller items for sale that complement the larger pieces. The ...

Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas

Frinton on Sea, Essex

Hi, my name is Ruth and this is my first blog for UKcraftfairs. Now the nights have started ...

Tidy Bot Range

Tidy Bot Range

Colchester, Essex

Very new to all this craft business but loving every moment I get to work on my wood ...

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

Organising Craft and Clock Fairs

Colchester, Essex

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

Havvanah range

Havvanah range

Frinton on Sea, Essex

We have a change to our organisation in that we have a range for teenagers. This is available ...

Exhibiting at Planet Folkestone Sunday 7th May

Exhibiting at Planet Folkestone Sunday 7th May

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

segmented woodturning

Hockley, Essex

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

Snape Maltings Vintage and Makers Market

Snape Maltings Vintage and Makers Market

Brightlingsea, Essex

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

Simply events 2016 dates

Simply events 2016 dates

Stambourne, Essex

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

Christmas at Waterside Gallery

Christmas at Waterside Gallery

Brightlingsea, Essex

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

Now Strike takes on an apprentice

Now Strike takes on an apprentice

Chelmsford, Essex

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

Crafty Mums

Crafty Mums

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

Make just one someone happy

Brightlingsea, Essex

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

Things British

Things British

Brightlingsea, Essex

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

Detling Antiques Fair

Detling Antiques Fair

Grays, Essex

Hi everyone I will be attending Detling Antiques Fair this weekend on the 11th and 12th ...

Emma Watson Update

Emma Watson Update

Grays, Essex

Hi Everyone I have belonged to this site for a couple or years now and have attended ...

How it all started

How it all started

Holland on Sea, Essex

I started making Wreaths as gifts for family and friends. Then it got to the stage where ...


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.