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One Gatefield – A new creative space in the heart of Faversham

From November 3rd until Christmas Eve, a group calling themselves Faversham Makers will move into One Gatefield. The ten artists and makers will offer ceramics, art, contemporary home wares, floral wreaths, organic skincare, accessories and stationery, with an emphasis on locally-sourced materials and sustainability. They are skincare specialists Floragy; embroiderer Abbie Walsh; ceramicist Rosa Bond; florists Country Lane Flowers; soap makers Bohemia & Flower; artist Amanda Thesiger; leathergoods and jewellery makers, Dark Horse Ornament; wildlife illustrator Naomi Stay; ceramicist Lucy Rutter and natural dyer, Ros Humphries.

One Gatefield is the concept of Kate Halfpenny, designer and founder of Halfpenny London, renowned for her wedding dresses and two decades working as a celebrity stylist, and her husband James-Lee Duffy, artist and creative director who moved with their family to Faversham in 2017. In addition to the shop space on the ground floor, is an elegant upstairs living space that will be offered as a holiday let. Kate says, ‘My husband and I are both artists and designers and we wanted to have a space where we put creative events on, but equally offer others an opportunity to showcase their work – where renting a space on a long-term lease, just isn’t an option’. The space is available to rent to all manners of makers and creatives, for a minimum of a month at a time.

One Gatefield is already expecting new neighbours. Grain and Hearth bakers in Whitstable is expanding to Faversham and opening in the old Fleur Bookshop next door.

The Faversham Makers pop-up shop will be open daily from 10am-3pm except Monday and Wednesday.

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