Updated: Nov 10, 2019
December is here, and the festive season is well and truly upon us. We’re marking the end of 2019 with our extensive festive market, and we want you to join us.
To help you make the most of the market and have a good idea of what you can get and when, here’s a run-down of our 2019 dates. Click through on each one to find out who is exhibiting that day and what you can get your hands on!
Let’s take a look at the traders joining us on Sunday, 1st December:
Fantasia Glass Art
Looking for a special gift? Come down to the Royal Exchange Square on 1st December and discover a detailed and unique twist on glass-inspired art and jewellery, crafted in the Scottish town of Hamilton by designer Alex Palmer. Make your choice from a variety of cuts and colours to find a piece that is both striking and inspiring.
For Scottish Fudge, Tablet, Macaroon and Chocolate Truffles handmade in the heart of Scotland, call into our December market to visit Funky Fudge. Based at the beautiful Loch Lomond Shores, they have something for everyone. Check out their page below and come round and say hi every weekend in December on Royal Exchange Square! https://www.facebook.com/Funky-Fudge-535123889926866/
Award-winning Scottish landscape photographer Neil Barr will be joining us, with all manner of prints and products. Find out more: www.neilbarr.co.uk.
Cohen – Art
Born in 1978 and originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, Cohen has travelled extensively and draws inspiration for her work wherever she goes. Since 2011, she has resided in Glasgow, Scotland and consequently the beautiful landscapes of Scotland have become the focus of her recent work, with an emphasis on the sky, the mountains, trees and water. https://cohen-art.com
Cruelty free bamboo makeup brushes. Www.bamboobrushes.com
Hand crafted sterling silver jewellery, made in Scotland using traditional techniques, by Net McAllister. Www.so925.co.uk
Toe in the Water Designs
Handmade copper jewellery incorporating enamel, sterling silver, slate, etch, patina, texture, bead, wire, hammered and fold form detail. Toe in the Water Designs create a mixture of boho chic, smart, everyday and rustic pieces. Work includes earrings, pendants, cuffs, bracelets, shawl pins, brooches, rings. Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/titwdesigns/
Handmade jewellery made with gemstones repairs and bespoke pieces can be made to order
Bespoke artwork using wool tweed and vintage fabrics as a background for wooden stags. https://Colettelogan.co.uk
Rachel Rogers, the designer and maker behind RR Designs, is based in Glasgow where she creates sterling silver collections that explore the sculptural elements within jewellery design, often using 3D paper models to generate basic forms and shapes. By translating these into metal, through experimenting with techniques and processes such as foldforming, Rachel seeks to exploit the materials natural ductile and malleable qualities. www.rrdesigns.org
Smellies Lovely Stuff
Smellies Lovely Stuff are a small business handcrafting soaps, bath bombs and candles using the finest ingredients for a luxurious experience. Learn more here.
"I’m a geek. I love all things geeky but most often smaller characters that don't get much recognition or merchandise so I decided to make my own. Seeing someone’s face light up when they see their favourite character on my stall makes my day." Www.star-wolf.com
Kevin McGarry Studio
Fine Art Landscapes and images of Scotland. www.kevinmcgarrystudio.photoshelter.com
An eclectic mix of textile products made from sustainably sourced zero waste textiles including bags, woven art, and interiors. https://www.facebook.com/myra.ostacchini
Maker and Producer
Maker and Producer is a social enterprise retailing luxury surplus cashmere to the public from a Scottish mill. The surplus textiles will be repurposed and sold via a website Profits from sales will provide free workshops for people with barriers to arts education or the employment marketplace. The project examines ways in which waste and excess textile materials could be up cycled. Currently no material goes to landfill, but excess and waste are sold at a very low price and the final destinations of the materials are unknown. Gifts designed for the Christmas market will include scarves, wraps and throws from the finest zero waste surplus cashmere, silk and wool blend yarns.
Run by artist Deborah Lobban, Dastardly Line studio promotes longarm quilting by offering short courses and taster sessions alongside using this incredible, versatile technology to create high quality products. At Art on the Exchange the studio will have a range of sustainable embroidered cashmere scarves for sale, alongside a couple of blankets, gift vouchers and drawings. dastardlyline.com
For more market dates and traders, check out our date list here!