POTTER and ceramic designer Keith Brymer Jones is set to join television presenter Kirstie Allsopp for The Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall.

The judge from BBC Two’s The Great Pottery Throw Down will be at the fair on Sunday, May 14.

Brymer Jones, head of design at MAKE International, has worked with brands Conran, Habitat and Laura Ashley. Well known for his ceramic Word Range, his design philosophy focuses on stylish yet practical products.

He said: "I am really looking forward to The Handmade Fair. I love creative and imaginative events like this; it’s where I’m in my element.

"Ragley Hall is such a wonderful backdrop for this event and in Warwickshire too, a beautiful bit of the country."

The event will feature more than 150 hand-picked exhibitors, each selling beautiful products, materials, and tools, as well as delicious food and drink stalls.

Craft enthusiasts will be able to put their creative skills to the test during the Palladian mansion event, which runs from Friday 12 to Sunday, May 14.

The programme will include live ‘craft-offs’ from the experts at Mollie Makes magazine, questions and answer sessions, demonstrations from some of the country’s best-known makers, and a series of hands-on workshops where visitors can learn new skills such as willow weaving, upholstery, needle-felting and calligraphy.

After enjoying three successful years at Hampton Court Palace, the fair is launching the second event at Ragley this May.

Allsopp will be top bill on the Friday, before handing over the reins to Liz Earle, skincare specialist and founder of the multi-award winning Fairtrade jewellery range on Saturday, and Brymer Jones will join Patrick Grant, British designer and judge on The Great British Sewing Bee on Sunday.

For more information or to book tickets, visit: thehandmadefair.com/ragley.