Just in time for Father’s Day on 12-13th June 2015, Manmade will include a marketplace, art exhibition, inspirational talks, live art, making workshops, bar, food, DJ, barber and general merriment to celebrate creative men! And what’s more, it’s FREE! Find out more, plan your visit and book your place on a workshop or talk here.
‘I’ve always been a maker and have spent the last ten years designing and making products to sell at markets and events. It is hard NOT to notice the small number of men exhibiting and selling compared to women.’ (Etsy seller, Sam Wingate of Mr Wingate)
Inspired by Sam, we set to work on a mission to show off our talented Etsy boys! Spreading the word amongst the UK craft community, we invited male designer-makers and artists to apply to showcase their creativity at Manmade. We received some fantastic applications and selected over 60 creative men to join us.
Manmade exhibitors announced!
Browse handmade goods from over 50 male makers, including: homeware, furniture, ceramics, woodwork, interior textiles, sculpture, art and printmaking, jewellery, accessories, toiletries, beard products and edible treats (we can’t wait to try the vegan chocolate and the homemade bourbon & chipotle BBQ sauce!).
You can meet them all in person at the Truman Brewery in London on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June. In the meantime, photographer Yeshen Venema visited JimbobArt, Mr Wingate, Zack Mclaughlin and Daniel Darby in their studios…
‘Manmade is about celebrating the craftsman – craft, and the act of making, is for everyone, men and women! Our aim is to inspire more men to get making and start selling their creations.’ (Etsy seller, Sam Wingate of Mr Wingate)
If you’re inspired to make, you can open an Etsy shop and get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: MANMADE here (new sellers only).