The annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair was back in December and was truly enjoyed.

The prizes for Postcards Wall Raffle this year were signed cards and book featuring art by British artist Maggi Hambling

The Postcard Wall has this year featured many beautiful and original cards. They were kindly donated by students and tutors of the school. Traditionally every purchase qualifies for the raffle with prize donated by established artist – signed cards and a book. This year it was the British artist Maggi Hambling. Maggi was born in Sudbury, Suffolk and has studied at Slade School of Fine Art, Camberwell School of Art and Ipswich School of Art. Her work  is widely exhibited and had earned her many prominent awards, such as Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield) in 1995 and Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture in 2005.

The Postcard Wall has been organised and managed by Friends very own Mark Hayman, who was helped  by Linda Hayman, Jane Allen and Charlie Roe – big thanks to them all !

Below are the names of the winners :) If you scroll right down there are more photos from the Fair. Do please send us your photographs, suggestions or any thought you might have.

Winners of signed book

Will Akbar.

Winners of signed postcards

Cheryl Younson, Gail Parmigiani, Nilar Morgan, Clare Frankl Bertram, Jenny Mollet, Gay Wilson, Sue Shockett, Kate Harvey, Elizabeth Allen, Roger Atwell.

Below is a selection of photos from both days :) click on the first photo for larger view of the whole album.

You can read more about Christmas Fair Here.