Thursday, 7 December 2017
Yes, we'd like to say a great big thanks you to all the people who made 'Sheffield Print Fair 2017' our best and busiest event so far!
We couldn't do it without the wonderful artists who took part (and demonstrate), the sponsors (Folksy, Hawthorn Press and Sheffield City Of Makers), the venue and super-friendly team at St Mary's, and OF COURSE the people who came along to peruse, chat to the printmakers and buy their work.
We had a record number of people through the doors, and raised more money than ever for St Mary's charity for homeless and vulnerable people in Sheffield. The print raffle went very well, with over 700 tickets bought, and most of the winners have now collected their prizes from St Mary's. Also, Zena Parker won the printmakers' printmaker prize, voted by all the printmakers present, and won a generous voucher from Hawthorns.
Thanks to photographer Dan Cook who documented the day so well. You can see all of his shots of the day at our facebook photo album and his website at https://danscape.co/
One final thing. We'd like to say a fond farewell to Jane Elliot, co-founder of SPF who is stepping down this year to concentrate on other things (including making some prints of her own!). We'll miss you, Jane!
Put Saturday 10th November 2018 in your diary for Sheffield Print Fair 2018!