ZOO CERAMICS ANIMAL SCULPTURE AND GIFTWARE NEWS
DECEMBER 2008 Characters at the Lincoln Christmas Market
Once again we found ourselves exhibiting at the Lincoln Christmas Market, which is well established as one of the finest Christmas events in the country. Many places have tried to emulate this fair, but very few can match it on the location and the variety of stalls. This year was extra special because the weather was mild, dry and sunny for four days and nights; which must be some kind of record for this show. As a result people flocked to Lincoln in their thousands to visit the exhibitors and see the sights.
Zoo Ceramics at the Lincoln Market
|Images of the Lincoln Christmas Market 2008
|Characters at the Lincoln Christmas Market 2008
As the weather was so clement it provided me with a good opportunity to create a photographic record and capture a little of the atmosphere. Apart from the scenery, what makes this show really special is the fabulous Victorian costumes worn by the stall holders and here are a few of the best examples.
|Paul from www.matthewsceramics.com
Linden from www.lindencraven.co.uk
Tom from Rusticraft 01522 721014
|Sarah from Completely Nuts [email protected]
Pete from www.glasswithcare.com
Claire form www.butterfliesandhurricanes.co.uk
|Bich from Minhtam Lacquer 07974 204114
Dave from www.kudosrocksalt.co.uk
Barbara from www.holhinghambears.com
|Bhavna from york Art Tribal
Andy from www.kananda.com
Rachel from www.bowserbros.com
|Chloe from Gourmet Nuts
Jim from www.trinitycourtpotteries.co.uk
Sally from www.condessa.co.uk
Jane and Mostyn from www.foxlec.co.uk
Carol and Robin from www.robin-smith-art.co.uk
Gerald Ye Herald from www.arimsheraldics.me.uk and Phil from www.black-letter.co.uk
Alissa and Andy from www.alexanderinteriors.co.uk
Haydn and Dominic from www.laurestondesigns.co.uk
David and Rose from www.ribbonbox.co.uk
Andy and Liz Candle Power Steam Boats 01697 323523
In amongst the festive humans are some other decorative creatures and even the dogs get a Christmas make-over.
Even the public make a special effort and many thousands join in the fun by wearing colourful hats. The couple below entered in the spirit and came all the way from Whitby sporting their Victorian finery.
Andrew and mark
Putting on an event of the size involves hundreds of people from the council and the emergency services and when the show finally closes there are many others who work through out the night to clear everything away. With our heavy ceramics we are always one of the last to pack our stock away so we get to know the luminous night staff who come to dismantle the large marquees.
|Marian, Artur, Kazik and Janis
|Dates and Times for Lincoln Christmas Market 2011
|Thursday 1st December 4 pm - 9.30 pm
Friday 2nd December 10 am - 9.30 pm
Saturday 3rd December 10 am - 9.30 pm
Sunday 4th December 10 am - 7.00 pm
|By Tracy Wright 21st December 2008