Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair.

Groups can experience an early taste of Christmas at Gorgeous, a contemporary designer Christmas craft fair taking place at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Enguinity, in Coalbrookdale on 19th and 20th November.

Now in its 12th year, Gorgeous will celebrate the creative skills and work of designers and craftsmen from the west midlands region.

The fair will showcase a variety of handmade designs and individual artworks, including Christmas gift ideas.

Designer-makers will also be selling jewellery, glassware, ceramics, textiles, fine furniture, prints and metal work in the festively decked main hall.

Exhibitors will include Emily Richard who makes jewellery in precious metals and is influenced by geometric patterns and shapes, and Amanda Hillier who uses the local Shropshire landscape as inspiration for linoprints, cards and gifts.

Festive food treats will also be on offer from a selection of the region’s food producers, whilst a range of demonstrations from master craftspeople will take place throughout the weekend.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Enginuity, a science and technology centre, is the newest of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums spread along the valley beside the Severn Valley, spanned by the world’s first Iron Bridge.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust was set up in 1967 to preserve the remains of the Industrial Revolution in the six squares miles of the Ironbridge Gorge.

Its other attractions include Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of the Gorge, Darby Houses, Tar Tunnel, The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse and Broseley Pipeworks.

Entry to the fair also includes admission into the Enginuity hands-on interactive design and technology centre.

For more information call 01952-433424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk.

Photo credit: glass artist Jane Murphy.