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Giving & Living
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Suffolk designer putting the fun back into functional gifts

Suffolk designer putting the fun back into functional gifts: Image 1b Tamara Hunt, of Fanny's Your Aunt, will soon be making her way to the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate where she will make her debut at the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF).
BCTF is the largest and most well-established event of its kind, focusing exclusively on high quality, British made artisan products across categories which include handmade ceramics, porcelain, fashion accessories and jewellery, glass, metalwork, woodwork, textiles, greetings cards and fine art.

Suffolk designer putting the fun back into functional gifts: Image 2b For the first time ever in 2020, to celebrate the new decade, BCTF will open to the public for one day only on Saturday April 4, ahead of the trade show opening on Sunday April 5 – Tuesday April 7. Visitors will have the chance to browse and buy from an unrivalled selection of products, straight from authentic British designer-makers and small independent companies.
Speaking about life as a designer and what the future holds, Tamara said: "I love being able to take something from a word or phrase that comes to me while I am out walking, from a conversation, or reading a newspaper, magazine or book, to mixing it with vibrant colours and motifs and it transforming into something fun yet empowering. The icing on the cake is seeing it out there in the market place connecting with people. That's when I know that I have struck a chord, that I have given someone a voice."

Suffolk designer putting the fun back into functional gifts: Image 3 BCTF organiser, Margeret Bunn, says: "We are delighted to welcome Tamara to the exhibition for the first time this year. She is an exceptionally talented designer and one of many from the East of England who are participating in the show. There are many indications that people want to support more local, sustainable businesses and are seeking beautifully designed British products which they know are of sound provenance. Research is backed up by strong anecdotal feedback we are receiving from retailers visiting the show and followers on our social media sites. If ever there was a time to support our heritage industries and independent designer-makers, then this is it!"
For more information on Fanny's Your Aunt visit:
+44 (0)7971 193 433.
BCTF Stand N39