Effects Design Market returns to York for St Mary’s arts and crafts show in October


THE Effects Design Market will return for a second show in York, this time at York St Mary’s, the church turned exhibition space in Coppergate, from October 5 to 7.

York designers Rebecca Carr and John Hollington are overseeing the event, held in collaboration with the Craft Potters Association and York Art Gallery.

“It’s going to be bigger and better this year,” says Rebecca. “This curated exhibition, selling modern design work, will form part of a city-wide festival of design and ceramics, giving York visitors and residents the chance to enjoy a long weekend of design and ceramic-related activities.

“Design enthusiasts and consumers will be able to discover and buy long-lasting original design at Effects with an emphasis on sustainability and local production expertise. “

Work on show will range from lighting, furniture and homewares, through to ceramics, jewellery and textiles. “John and I have hand-picked work from a selection of designers and makers, to be brought to the notice of a new audience,” says clothes designer Rebecca, who runs Rebecca Carr Collections at PICA Studios, Grape Lane, York.

“Many of the exhibitors have previously shown at prestigious national and international shows, such as Design Junction, London Design Fair, Maison & Objet and Clerkenwell Design Week. Now the work of these makers can also be discovered in York, alongside pop-up design shops and vintage 20th century modernist furniture sourced from across Europe.”

Effects will open on the Friday afternoon, from 2pm to 6pm, and there will be a launch party that evening for exhibitors, trade, press and invited guests. This will be followed by two days of exhibiting and selling over the Saturday, from 10am to 6pm, and the Sunday, from 11am to 4pm. An entry charge of £4 will apply, with tickets valid for the full three days.

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“When you acquire an Effects wristband, you will be granted a discounted ticket to York Art Gallery, which will cover entry to the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA ) Day of Clay on October 6.

On show and for sale will be stoneware and porcelain homeware by Catherine and Matt West’s Pottery West; functional and practical items made from wool by Cecilie Telle, from London; hand-crafted furniture and lighting by Non Standard Furniture; hand-thrown and sculptural ceramics by Evelyn Pang and bold, angled jewellery by York designer Evie Leach, rooted in geology and architecture.

John Hollington Design, from York, specialises in lighting and homeware designs; Miriam Griffiths creates handmade knitwear in Sheffield; Anna Lisa Smith designs contemporary textiles for the home in her West Yorkshire studio, and Alison Hardcastle’s stationery company makes stylish, clever and playful greetings cards, paper goods and prints in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Stoff Studios partners Carys Briggs and Andrew Mason use traditional methods to create refined collections of textiles and furniture in South East London; textile artist Jacqueline James makes hand-woven rugs and wall hangings; interior designer Hannah Barker-Wyatt’s Celestial Objects home and lifestyle brand offers authentic objects from around the world, and Rebecca Carr focuses on handcrafted clothing for women.

Temper Studio designs and makes idiosyncratic, contemporary furniture and household objects from a small workshop in rural Wiltshire; Jane Atkin makes unisex, functional jewellery in silver and occasionally gold; Boy From N15will bring north a selection of mid-century design classics from across Europe, and Jane Eastwood’s white and charcoal black wool throws and scarves are spun from scratch, then woven and finished in Yorkshire.

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West View Study Centre’s clothing is designed and manufactured by Georgia Boniface from her studio in West Yorkshire; Lyn Wait makes ceramic plates, mugs and boxes; Urbis Designs create architectural plant containers and furniture in glass-reinforced concrete in London, and York artist and printmaker Jade Blood will be exhibiting wall hangings, fabrics and stationery.

Tea and meditation inspire the tea-ware and sacred vessels of ceramicists Tea Clay Love, while a passion for 20th century decorative arts and the natural world are evident in the printmaking and pottery of Hogweed, alias Steven Jenkins.

Anna Manfield’s playful, minimalist handcrafted wooden objects are rooted in modernist toys and Japanese and Danish design and Kitty Pennybacker’s knitted homeware range of pillows and throws combines knitting and weaving, using 100 per cent wool sourced from two Yorkshire mills.

Independent design stores Snowhome, from Gillygate, York and Celestial Objects, from London, will have pop-up shops at Effects selling “independent designs with integrity and character”, sourced from smaller manufacturers and emerging designers.

Look out too for the selling exhibition of authentic 20th century furniture, lighting and homewares design, featuring 1920s’ Bauhaus, mid-20th century Scandinavian and 1970s’ Italian design.

Effects 2018, in partnership with CoCA and the Craft Potters Association, will be bringing Ceramics + Design Now to York for a city-wide festival with events, workshops, talks and two selling exhibitions, not only the Effects Design Market but also the York Ceramics Fair, again from October 5 to 7.

“This festival of modern craft and design will offer visitors the opportunity to meet designers and become part of a growing global movement which values sustainable, low impact, high quality craft and design,” says Rebecca.

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Charles Hutchinson




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