Participating in an art fair was a wonderful experience for Alex, Nikki and others from our St Albans community. As Alex put it, 'It was really good!'
The fair, which took place at St Julian’s church, showcased the talents of local artists – which our Craft Studio group certainly are.
As well as the pleasure of meeting all the people who came to our stalls, it was a great opportunity to develop a connection with the church, and this event, for the future.
Everyone’s hats were off to Kirsty, who planned and organised the community's presence at the event following an invitation from her neighbour, a member of the St Julian's congregation.
'She knows I work for Camphill, and – small world – she also knows some of our residents', says Kirsty.
The cards went down a storm
On the day, Alex and Nikki were there to help with the stalls. All the things that we were selling were made by residents. Rebekah and Gaspar, who run the Craft Studio, had put together some amazing stock.
'We had jewellery, cards and paintings of local scenes from around St Albans which were selling fantastically. There was one table completely for cards and they went down a storm. We also brought information leaflets about our community and the Studio because that’s always asked about.
'Nikki was in charge of looking after the money, and Alex was talking to people about what we do.'
Nikki says, 'I enjoyed selling the things that get made in the studio and I liked being at the craft fair.'
Overall, it was a brilliant opportunity to show pride in what we do, and to make new friends.