#SaleArtsTrail looking for volunteers

SAT 2015 - save the date postcard front copy

Volunteers are needed this year to help Sale Arts Trail with its ongoing success in making Sale a creative and cultural hub.

We require a diverse team of talents to help with leaflet dropping prior to the trail, trail weekend volunteers to guide people round the trail and give out maps and some social media volunteers to instagram and tweet over the weekend trail.

If you would like to work with a team of volunteers that is committed to the success of Sale Arts Trail then please register interest at


We aim to have a meeting around the 22nd/23rd of June at about 7pm with the team of volunteers and will confirm this as soon as possible.

Please spread the word to others who you think may be interested.

Many Thanks






#SaleArtsTrail at The Royal Exchange Craft Shop

Sale Arts Trail at the Royal Exchange Theatre Craft Shop

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Tuesday 2nd June – Sunday 19th July

Starting next Tuesday at the Royal Exchange Theatre Craft Shop a specially selected group show to promote the upcoming Sale Arts Trail. A fantastic mix of artists using a wide range of materials, giving a real taster of the upcoming second Sale Arts Trail 10th-12th JULY. Watch out for other Sale Arts Trail ‘flagged’ exhibitors dotted round the Craft Shop!


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Ellul Ceramics

fir + wren

Gemma Truman

Ian Chadwick Glass Art

Jane Mitchell Designs

Katherine Lees

Michelle Keeling Glass

Mitch Canvas

Rebecca Lawley Silver

Simon Buckley Photographer

Sophie Nixon

Suzanne Devine

Sylvia Glover Ceramics

Toby Cotterill Jewellery




Sale Arts Trail chats to one of last years exhibitors jeweller Eve Redmond

Eve Redmond



Eve Redmond a jeweller based in Manchester Craft and Design Centre was one of the jewellery exhibitors on last years trail.

Tell us about yourself 

Eve Redmond, contemporary jeweller. I’m based in Manchester Craft & Design Centre, Divinity Studio 1st Floor. I’m originally from Ireland and came to Manchester to study jewellery design. I then went to London to do my degree at and returned to Manchester, as it’s a fantastic city to live in.

Were you involved in Sale Arts Trail last year? Describe how you were involved. How did you get involved? 

I exhibited & sold my jewellery on the trail last year at Coasters Café. Bob the owner was fantastically accommodating and I know he got some new business from the trail too. It was a great venue as I was able to buy my lunch there and sample some of his amazing cakes. It was a fantastic opportunity for me to showcase my work to a new audience. I had many of my regular customers come to the trail too; it was great exposure for all the artists on the trail. Some of the new customers from the trail have since come to my studio in Manchester Craft & Design Centre. 

Did you attend the preview at Sale Waterside Arts Centre?

Yes it was a fantastic preview, the place was buzzing and it looked fantastic. I had never been to such a packed opening at the Waterside Arts Centre. It’s an amazing venue.

What was the best part of the trail?

The best part of the Trail for me was exhibiting locally and reaching a new audience right on my doorstep. I loved the fact that it took me five minutes to get there! For makers/artists doing Fairs & Exhibitions the hard bit is leaving your home/family for a few days and having the expense of staying in hotels/b’nb’s and dining out. It was fantastic to have a local event for such an appreciative local audience.

If you exhibited what was the word on the street from customers about the trail?

Local people didn’t realise there was such creative talent in Sale and were delighted to have such an event on their doorstep. They were most impressed and looking forward to next year too and spreading the word.

What would you like to see at this years trail?

Organised tours of the trail.

More guest speakers.

Someone prestigious opening the preview exhibition at the Waterside, enticing even more people from the greater Manchester area to attend!

Are you applying for SAT 2015?


Give us 5 words to describe the trail

Fantastic local creative handmade work.

Thank you to Eve!




Watch #SaleArtsTrail film 2014

Sale Arts Trail were extremely fortunate to have this fantastic film to document the first ever trail. If you have any doubts about applying for Sale Arts Trail watch this film to get a flavour of last years event.

Once again we would like to thank Aside Productions for the film.

Aside Ltd, a multi media production company.

For more information contact : email Alderton@aside-ltd.co.uk phone 07958 704867

The Sale Art Trail Christmas Bazaar Sunday 23rd November

Sunday 23rd November

12-7 pm

Free admission

After Sale Arts Trail’s hugely successful inaugural summer event in July we decided to keep the momentum flowing by having a Christmas Bazaar.

This will be a one day event with 19 artists and makers selling a selection of work including jewellery, leather bags and accessories, photography, ceramics, art, children’s books and teddies and concrete vases and vessels all under one roof. The Christmas Bazaar will be the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping, listen to carols and enjoy a glass of mulled wine.

In the build up to the event we will have Q&A with some of the makers and artist’s starting with the three organisers Sarah Malone, Sophie Nixon and Jo Lavelle starting this weekend.




Sale Arts Trail 2014

For the uninitiated Sale Arts Trail was born in early 2014 over many cups of tea and biscuits by three artists with the same vision and that was to create an arts event in Sale.

The idea

To create an open studio trail event and create a map for people to use on the trail.

The trail took started Friday 11th – Sunday 13th July with the preview evening being held on Friday 11th at the Waterside Arts Centre and the trail taking place on Saturday and Sunday.



The artists

The trail showcased the work of mainly Trafford artists and makers with invited artists from nearby areas. The trail had a rich variety of work including art, photography, stone carving, painting, ceramics, textiles, jewellery and much more.

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The studios

There is an abundance of creative’s hiding away in their studios in Sale of which we approached about opening up to the public for the event.

Open studios included Sarah Malone Ceramics, Tim and Sue Dunbars Studio, Alasdair Nelson Ceramics, Gordon Cooke and Ian Chapmans Studio and garden, Sophie Nixon Garden Studio and Anne Earnshaw Studio and garden.


Local Business

It was important to work with small independent businesses and include them on the trail. Local businesses included in the trail were Serendipitea, Minikin, Coasters and The Bean and Brush art cafe.


Sale Waterside

Sale is extremely fortunate to have a local Arts Centre such as Waterside Arts Centre and Sale Arts Trail were delighted when they agreed to be part of the event.

The exhibition curated for Waterside Arts Centre showcased work from every artist participating in the trail and also provided a venue for a fabulous preview night and an extended exhibition to view the work.




Also at Sale Arts Trail preview evening were Fabulous buffets provided by the lovely Delfina, an artists talk on the Sunday by David Gledhill and to finish the trail on the Sunday afternoon there was a classical music jam by Sallow Tree Concerts at The Kings Ransom.

The whole weekend was a huge success proving that Sale has an appetite for this kind of event and for supporting local artists by participating in the trail and buying work from the artists.

Sale Arts Trail will be taking place again next Summer so watch this space! Sale Arts Trail will also have smaller pop up events throughout the year including the Christmas Bazaar coming very soon!! More details to follow this post!

Full list of exhibiting artists on Sale Arts Trail 2014

Alasdair Nelson, Anne Earnshaw, Omid Asadi, Simon Buckley, Sarah Mitch, Sarah Thirlwell, Sue Dunbar, May Wild Design, Jane Dzisiewski, Sophie Nixon, Gemma Truman, Gordon Cooke, Rachel Cooke, Dionne Swift, John Hamilton, Ian Chapman, Jan Chlebik, Sarah Malone, Melissa Lauder, Tim Dunbar, Jo Lavelle, Anthony Clarkson, Michelle Keeling, Tone Von Krogh, Lucy Harvey, Jacquie Wilson, Eve Redmond, Zoe Docherty, Michelle Laverty, Louise Dewsnap, David Gledhill, Michele Pouncey, Jane Blease Design, Sally Fryer, John Slade, Valerie Clarke, Nick Roberson, Tracey Birchwood and Sallow Tree Concerts.


Not forgetting our brilliant opportunity of having a window display two weeks prior to the trail which gave local shoppers in Sale Town Centre the opportunity to have a sneak preview of some of the artists work available at the trail.