Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Lustre 2024 Application

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 2,600 visitors in 2023. 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 2024 and welcome applications from makers working in all forms and materials including metal, jewellery, ceramics, glass, wood, and textiles.

The selection 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


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 the sides. 


Standard Exhibitor
£350 + VAT (£420)

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


Please note that there is a £10 application fee which should be paid when submitting the form below. This payment can be made online.

The deadline for applications is 8 April 2023.