One method of supporting local artists is to buy handmade domestic objects for everyday use. At one time everything in our homes was hand made!
I may spend a little more money on a single glass, but I’ve only added one or two pieces to my kitchen cupboard each year. After doing this for a number of years, all my dishes, glassware and cutlery are handmade.
A good way to start a collection is to visit the One Of A Kind Show, which I did yesterday. Artists and craftspeople come from across the country for this event.
On a tight budget this year, so I only picked up a single piece. Hard to choose just one when there was so much fine work on display. One of A Kind continues through December 2nd.