Exhibiting artists and trades
We proudly promote and support Australian made, this is of utmost importance to our integrity and to each artisan that comes to the fair and openly shares their time, their knowledge and incredible skills over this special weekend.
Meet the makers - weekend long program with over 150 artisans
The ethos behind the Fair is one of discovery; introducing you to the talented makers in this country that are pursuing careers in lost arts, rare trades and forgotten crafts. Artisans at the fair will be demonstrating and sharing their trades skills throughout each day. There is a live music program on stage each day to entertain you if you need to take a break, or take a seat in the historic racecourse grandstand and take in the atmosphere. Freshly prepared food and beverages are available by local providers. We support locally made; no soft drinks and no alcohol. Vegetarian and GF options are available.
Exhibiting artisan makers
METAL & GLASS
Armourer Bell Maker Blacksmiths Bladesmiths Coachbuilder Knifemakers Metalsmiths Silversmith Toolmakers Locksmith Goldsmith Clockmakers Penny Farthing Maker Leadlighter
STONE, CLAY & WAX
Stonemasons Potters Sculpturer Stone Wallers Chandler (candle maker) Soap Maker Porcelain Flower Maker
Leatherworkers Bootmaker Whip Maker Leather Plaiter Leather Tanner Belt-maker Bridle Maker
Leather Tailors Saddler Bags / Accessories
Decorative Painters Pinstripers Sign Writers Gilders (Gold leaf) Letterpress Printmakers Dry Point Etching
Letterpress Typesetter Portrait Artist Botanical Illustrator Print Compositor Portrait Artist
Coopers / Barrel Makers Chairmakers Cabinet makers Instrument Makers Luthiers (Guitar Makers) Bowyer (Long Bows) Woodcarvers Wood Turner Harp Maker Bush Skills & Slab Huts Heritage Builders Timber framers Shingle splitters Rocking Horse Maker Wheelwrights Toy Makers Spoon Maker Furniture Makers Sculptors
TEXILES & FASHION
Wool & Cotton Spinning Loom Weavers Wool Dying Saori Weaver Tailor Denim Jeans Maker
Uphosterer Embroiderer Traditional Toymaker Lacemakers
FIELD CRAFTS & CANE
Fly Rod Maker Basket Weaving Cane Weaving Corn Dollies Wicker Weaving Ropemakers
VINTAGE MACHINERY & HEAVY HORSES (WORKING CLYDESDALES)
Demonstrations and displays over both days
International guest artisans
Lost Trades is proud to invite and host some of the worlds most talented international makers to join our incredible Australian makers and showcase what they do exclusively at the Lost Trades Fair.
In 2024 international artisans joining the fair are still to be confirmed.
In 2023 we welcomed Seth Gould, Metalsmith / Toolmaker; Lauren Muney, Silhouette Artist;
Greg Pennington, Windsor Chairmaker and David Douyard, Ladderback Chairmaker (all from USA).
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.