Peak District Artisans exhibit at Buxton’s Great Dome

Peak District ArtisansThe Peak District Artisans’ most prestigious event of the year, the Great Dome Art Fair 2013 will take place on July 20th and 21st in Buxton’s Devonshire Dome.

The award winning event – part of Buxton’s Festival Fringe – showcases the eclectic range of talent within the group including artists, ceramicists, furniture makers, designer makers and artisans.

Throughout the weekend a selection of members will be delivering a range of demonstrations and talks giving insightful examples whilst focusing on their individual styles. The winners of the groups’ Young Artist of the Year competition (who will be revealed during the preview event) will also be exhibiting their winning pieces.

The group’s Chairman, Chris Farrow said: “The demonstrations are always very popular, whilst the talks are a great opportunity for visitors to meet the artists and appreciate the range of skills we have to offer.

“This is our largest exhibition yet, with all 62 members taking part – including some new members who have recently joined the group.”

Another popular feature is the silent auction. This year 12 members are donating a range of work – some designed and created for the auction – to raise money for local charity Helen’s Trust which supports people with terminal illnesses and their families.

Founded in 1991, and originally known as Peak District Products, the group changed its name late last year to reflect the diverse range of talent within the group. PDP was established to celebrate the very best of creative work in the Peak District. Over twenty years on the group has grown from strength. There are now 62 members, ranging from highly skilled professional artists and artisans to designers and furniture makers.

The exhibition runs 10am – 4.30pm 20th and 21st July. Admission is free.

For more information and to view a selection of members’ work visit


For more information, please contact Sally Edgar, Tel: 01695572779 or email

Note to Editors – About PDA

Established in 1991, Peak District Artisans is an professional association that represents some the very best artists, designer-makers and artisans based in the Peak District and beyond.

The aim of the group is to promote individual creative businesses through various channels including an annual brochure, joint exhibitions and on-line activity. The group provides a supportive network of contacts and information for established and developing professional practitioners within the Peak District and surrounding areas.

PDA is a registered business and a limited company. They are a co-operative run and funded by members. The Earl of Burlington has been the group’s President since 2006.

About Helen’s Trust

Helen’s Trust is a registered charity 1142370 which helps people with incurable illness to have the choice to stay in their own home at the end of their life.

Helen’s Trust fund care and equipment but will also consider all genuine requests for help which are about helping a person to stay at home when they are near the end of their life.

Helen’s Trust has a strong reputation for being responsive and flexible, our uniqueness can be seen in the creative ways in which we support people; bringing much relief to beneficiaries, their families and carers.

Helen’s Trust support is currently available in North Derbyshire and Sheffield.

Dominic West became the Charity’s Patron in 2011, after we helped his mother die at home in 2009.The Duchess of Devonshire is the charity’s President

For more information on Helen’s Trust please visit or follow us on Twitter @helenstrust or like us on Facebook at


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