Meet the Makers

We host regular free meetups and occasional talks which provide an opportunity for our community to get together for an evening of inspiration, learning and sharing. 

June Meetup - Wednesday 8th June, 6.30 - 8.30pm. 

The Glebe House, 6 Rectory Grove, Clapham, London, SW4 0DZ
Please RSVP by clicking here

Come and explore The Glebe House, a boutique B&B and event space and meet the owner, Alix. They are developing a programme of craft workshops so are interested to hear from anyone who offers tuition. 

It’s an open invitation and all are welcome - whether you have traded with Crafty Fox Market or are simply interested in what we do!  (please RSVP). The aim is to provide an opportunity for the community to connect with one another, make friends and exchange ideas over a drink.

It’s an informal gathering so pop in and say a quick hello or stay all evening…. it’s up to you!

You will find The Glebe House on the corner of Ively Rd and Rectory Grove, Right next door to the gates of St. Paul's Church. 

Photos: The Glebe House - a boutique B&B and event space, Clapham

Photos: The Glebe House - a boutique B&B and event space, Clapham

 

 

If you are interested in hosting a meetup for our community - please get in touch

Meetup at Heals Flagship Store, London

Meetup at Heals Flagship Store, London

Meetup at Magma, Covent Garden

Meetup at Magma, Covent Garden

Crafty Fox Talks are ticketed events which run several times per year. They are more formal than the meetups with a defined theme, a panel of speakers and drinks reception. 

Thank you to Posts Production and My Creative Photography for the footage.  

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Here's what we got up to so far...

Crafty Fox Talks: Creative Journeys - 6 June 2013, Club Workspace - Kennington

Designer Lisa Levis (nee Stickley), Lisa Comfort from Sew Over It and Sam Wingate (Mr Wingate) joined us at Club Workspace in Kennington to share their Creative Journeys. The evening was Chaired by Lisa Rodwell (Wool & the Gang). Check out the photos on facebook.

L-R: Lisa Levis, Sam Wingate, Lisa Comfort

L-R: Lisa Levis, Sam Wingate, Lisa Comfort

Crafty Fox Talks: How to do your own PR - 15 August 2013, Collective - Camden

In the second edition of Crafty Fox Talks we learned from a diverse panel of speakers. Perri Lewis told us about how to best to approach journalists and bloggers. Miss Cakehead spoke about the use of creative imagery and stunts and Zeena Shah shared insights on her own personal experiences of promoting her brand. The evening was Chaired by Katherine Raderecht - Group Publisher at Future responsible for Mollie Makes, The Simple Things and Gathered by Mollie Makes. You can find more photos on our facebook page.

L-R: Perri Lewis, Miss Cakehead, Zeena Shah

L-R: Perri Lewis, Miss Cakehead, Zeena Shah

Crafty Fox Talks: Making Creativity Pay - 14 November 2013, The Rag Factory E1

Sarah Corbett (Craftivist Collective), Keith and Mark from Mini Moderns and designer Jane Foster joined us for our third sold-out event. Each spoke about their experiences to date and their own mix of ingredients for a successful business. The evening was chaired by Susannah Bradley from Etsy. Check out the photos on our facebook page. 

L-R: Sarah Corbett (Craftivists), Keith & Mark (Mini Moderns), Jane Foster

L-R: Sarah Corbett (Craftivists), Keith & Mark (Mini Moderns), Jane Foster

 Crafty Fox Talks: Pimp Your Market Stall - 19 February 2014, The Dogstar - Brixton

The first Crafty Fox Talks of 2014 was all about how to make the most of the opportunities on market day. Communications coach Lois Ireson (MSB Executive) took to the stage to demonstrate techniques for engaging effectively with customers and presenting yourself in the best way possible. Seasoned traders Cecily Vessey, Rod Barker-Benfield (Rodology) and Sabine Gerth (S_Gerth) set up their stalls on stage and each gave their top tips for stall display and presentation. The evening was hosted by Sinead Koehler from Crafty Fox Markets. You can find photos on our facebook page.

Sabine Gerth, Rod Barker-Benfield and Cecily Vessey. Photo by Yeshen Venema

Sabine Gerth, Rod Barker-Benfield and Cecily Vessey. Photo by Yeshen Venema

Crafty Fox Talks: The Nuts & Bolts of Creative Business - 7 May 2014, The Rag Factory, E1

Emma Jones (Enterprise Nation) spoke about writing a business plan, finding funding (if needed) and the importance of surrounding yourself with a support network when starting a business. She also spoke about the 'Nuts & Bolts' of tax obligations, VAT registration and pricing formulas. Caroline Rowland (91 Magazine) told us about her journey from starting the Patchwork Harmony blog to quitting her dayjob and running 91 Magazine - one of the UK's most popular online craft and interiors magazines. Finally Zoe from Ladybird Likes gave a very honest account of her day-to-day life as a designer maker and the things she has learnt since starting and growing her successful jewellery business.  Find the photos on our facebook page.

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Crafty Fox Talks: Blogging, Social Media & Events - 30 July 2014 - MOO, Scrutton Street, EC2A

The notebooks were out in this information-packed talk by blogger Tilly Walnes (Tilly & the Buttons), Designer-Maker Jo Robinson (HAM) and Crafty Entrepreneur Zoe Arch (Craft Candy). The evening was Chaired by Katie McPhee (Eventbrite). Thanks to MOO for hosting us. You can find photos on our facebook page

L-R: Katie McPhee, Jo Robinson, Tilly Walnes and Zoe Arch. Photo by Martha Love

L-R: Katie McPhee, Jo Robinson, Tilly Walnes and Zoe Arch. Photo by Martha Love

Crafty Fox Talks: Crowd Funding for Creatives - 24 February 2015 - MOO, Scrutton Street, EC2A

A talk for anyone exploring how to raise money using crowdfunding. We brought together a panel of speakers to tell their stories and teach others how to run successful campaigns.  It all went down at the MOO offices in Shoreditch. Thank you to panellists Howard Kingston (Adludio) , Kelly Angood (Popup Pinhole Company) and Jayne Rutland (Hairy Jayne). 

L-R: Howard Kingston, Kelly Angood, Jayne Rutland

L-R: Howard Kingston, Kelly Angood, Jayne Rutland

Crafty Fox Talks: In Conversation with Sandra Dieckmann- 30 July 2015 - The Hoxton Hotel
At this inspiring evening, Sinead Koehler - founder of Crafty Fox Markets chatted with East London based artist, illustrator and 'womanimal' Sandra Dieckmann about her career to date and latest work. You can listing to a podcast from the event here

Sandra Dieckmann

Sandra Dieckmann

Crafty Fox Talks: Meet the Buyer: 3 May 2016
Thank you to all who came along to our very popular 'meet the buyer' event at the Hoxton Hotel.  You will find photos from the evening on our facebook page

L-R: Emily Rubner, Alice Waters, Alice Mayor, Olivia Hegarty

L-R: Emily Rubner, Alice Waters, Alice Mayor, Olivia Hegarty

Panellists

Emily Ruber - Buyer at the Royal Academy of Arts
Alice Waters - Co-founder and buyer at The Turpentine, Brixton
Alice Mayor - Founder at We Built This City
Olivia Hegarty - Buyer at We Built This City