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The Useful Art Company

I recently met many local craftsmen and women at last Saturdays craft fair held at the Beacon in Newcastle upon Tyne’s west end. Amongst the people who had a stall on Saturday was Brian Reid,  local man who set up his own business called: The Useful Art Company. He sells everyday products such as clips, keyrings, placemats and bags etc.

Brian works with a selection of artists of varying styles, who give him their artwork in order to produce a variety of products all of which are produced in the UK. Brian sells at a number of trade fairs and craft markets throughout the year.

Products are available to buy directly from his website too: http://theusefulartcompany.co.uk/ . You simply browse the selection of artists, select an artwork and then choose the product that you would like it on. Similarly you can start by selecting the product and then choosing the desired artwork.

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Yesterdays Craft Fair at the Beacon

Yesterdays craft fair at the Beacon, in Newcastle’s west end. I did try to blog live from there on my phone yesterday but I didn’t have good enough reception to publish the blog.

Over the next two weeks I will be blogging about each of the individual arts and crafts sellers that took part in the fair. I met so many wonderful, inspiring and friendly people yesterday and hopefully will be doing some collaborations with a few of them soon.

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