Lustre 2019 – Call for Artists


Lustre is the premier annual selling opportunity for contemporary, innovative craft in the midlands. Exhibiting here is your chance to reach the discerning crafts consumer and to tap into the lucrative pre-Christmas gift market.

Lustre provides an exceptionally high-quality retail experience and attracted over 3,000 visitors in 2018. A comprehensive marketing strategy ensures a consistently high profile for the event amongst key identified markets, and it is successful in attracting both regional and national press coverage.

Lustre prides itself on providing the highest standard of support for participating makers, ensuring that your work is shown at its best.

We invite you to apply to take part in Lustre 2019 and welcome applications from makers working in all forms and materials including metal, jewellery, ceramics, glass, wood and textiles.

The selection panel meets in April 2019 and is based on the following criteria:

• quality of conception and realisation

• work produced in a contemporary idiom

• the need to achieve a balance of media and pricing across the market.

Exhibition Stands

Lustre exhibition stands (height 71cm, table-top surface area 68.5 x 180cm), designed by Fiona Davidson, are available to all exhibitors*. Exhibitors may bring display units to sit on top of the Lustre exhibition stand or replace it entirely using their own display systems, however, the total ground floor area occupied should not exceed the surface area given above.

We welcome applications from makers who would like to share a table.

* Lustre exhibition stands consist of a trestle style table with an off-white felt cover detailed with toggle fastenings at sides. Each stand is accompanied by a standard lamp with maker’s name on the shade.


Standard Exhibitor
£350 + VAT (£420)

Concessionary rate for new makers (graduated in last two years)
£250 + VAT (£300)

Young Meteors 2018 Alumni and Hothouse
£150 + VAT (£180)

The visitor entry fee is £5 for a weekend pass, whilst under 16s enter for free. The Friday preview night is also free to enter.

Application Form

Please note that there is a £10 application fee which should be paid when submitting the form below. This payment can be made online or by calling our Box Office team on 0115 846 7777.