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Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Den Humphrey of Out of the Tree...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803135)
Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Den Humphrey of Out of the Tree...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803135)

An art exhibition featuring new artists and craft makers took place in Polstead over the weekend.

Held in the grounds of Maria Martin’s Cottage, in Martin’s Lane, it makred the 20th year that the Polstead Exhibition has been run.

Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Christa Grounds looking with a print for sale...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803120)
Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Christa Grounds looking with a print for sale...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803120)

This year, 12 crafters showcased their work, using materials such as silk, leather, glass, bronze and iron work.

Carl Webber, who organises the event with furniture maker Dylan Pym at their Polstead workshop, said there was a good turnout of around 1,100 people during the weekend.

Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Artist Michelle Ranson with some of her works of art...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803124)
Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Artist Michelle Ranson with some of her works of art...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803124)

He said: “Every single exhibitor has to make a living from their art and craft, and make everything from scratch.

“The standard is therefore very high and that’s why the exhibition has grown in popularity over the years.

“As we always invite three new artists to show their work, we have seen some famous ones, like James Dodds, over the years.”

Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Sara Napoletani of bird song gallery...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803131)
Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Sara Napoletani of bird song gallery...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803131)

Mr Webber said the exhibition gets a good turnout whatever the weather.

“We are totally undercover here so it doesn’t matter if it’s raining,” he added.

There was a bee keeping demonstration and a chance for visitors to try their hand at archery.

Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Mike Keeling looking around a model house...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803139)
Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Mike Keeling looking around a model house...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803139)
Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Furniture maker Dylan Pym...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803150)
Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Furniture maker Dylan Pym...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803150)
Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Hannah Shaw of Hannah Shaw’s Jewellery...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803132)
Polstead, Suffolk, 25 August 2018..Polstead Exhibition which took place over the bank holiday..Held in the grounds of Maria Martin's Cottage, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares from furniture to bespoke bird boxes. Hannah Shaw of Hannah Shaw’s Jewellery...Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3803132)

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