Is your Dad a design junkie? Does your Mum love hand-made homewares? Is your sister mad for modern jewellery? Or is your brother a collector of contemporary art?
Now in it’s third successful year the Royal College of Art’s Christmas Fete is back and bigger than ever. This year the traditional indoor market will offer Christmas drinks and delicacies as well as a public programme of festive performances and events running alongside stalls where shoppers can find unique gifts with a difference. On Sunday 7 December there will be a Parents and Children’s Day dedicated to family festivities.
Organised by the RCA Students’ Union, the aim of the Fête is to sell affordable and original art and design pieces by the College’s students and graduates to help support and encourage their practice.
This year’s offerings range from £2 to £200 and include crocheted Christmas cards; fabric vases; textured pottery; bright geometric prints; pole dancing inspired ceramics; edgy metallic accessories; bespoke jewellery and hand-printed scarves.
Who knows, you could end up giving your loved ones a gift created by the next David Hockney or James Dyson.