Join us at Contact for our Christmas market!
Dec 10, 2022

On the Saturday 10th of December, from 11:00 to 21:00, join our community of creators, makers, and artists at our Christmas market.

Get your loved ones some locally-crafted gifts, participate to our workshops, and enjoy some nice gluhwein and festive food from LFTOVR!

Free entry - bring your friends and family!

  • Jewellery
  • Wood objects and crafts
  • Leather objets and crafts
  • Ceramics
  • Illustrations
  • Handmade greeting cards
  • Decorations
  • Sustainable toys & games

List of participants

  • Ali Saren
  • AnneRoos Art
  • Atelier Wolfson
  • Ching-Hui Yang
  • Deborah Apol
  • François Dumas
  • Hertog Nadler
  • Jolanta Izabela Pawlac
  • Julien McHardy
  • Kim Blekkenhorst
  • Kim Hogewoning
  • Thomas Ravenstein (Tom Bows & Arrows)
  • TOEL

Workshops & Activities

FREE drop-in workshops and demonstrations by the Contact Amsterdam team (no registration needed)

Starting from 12:00, our makerspace manager Rutger will introduce you to all the machines in our makerspace and more specifically to laser-cutting techniques.
Take a picture, and Rutger will show you how to engrave it and laser-cut it. Would you like to print your own decorations? Design your own, and bring your souvenir home!

13:00 - 14:00 Make your own Christmas Ornament with Alcohol Inks
One hour workshop by AnneRoos - reservation needed - 20€ - maximum of 10 participants

In this workshop, Anne Roos will show you how to work with alcohol inks to create your own Christmas bauble or ornament. Alcohol inks are a fluid medium which can be blown around the bauble/ornament to create beautiful textures and designs. At the end of the workshop, you will have two baubles/ornaments you can bring home or gift to someone special.

Registrer here for the workshop!

Please note: Since we work with 99% alcohol, this workshop is not suitable for children. Alternatively, they could work with acrylic paints.

14:00-15:00 BOWS AND ARROWS
Free one hour workshop and demonstration by Thomas Ravenstein - registration at Contact Amsterdam

Inspired by the ingenuity of the many cultures around the world, Thomas Ravestein makes traditional bows and arrows with efficient use of local natural materials that are nowadays often overlooked and seen as waste such as firewood, garden clippings, weeds, rubble and empty bottles. In this workshop, Thomas Ravestein demonstrates through the example of bows and arrows from different cultures and time periods how environmental factors determine a certain design and how in modern times a self-imposed dogma can help to make a product more authentic.

Thomas Ravestein aims to let people experience archery in its historical and anthropological context. With professional guidance from Thomas, the workshops participants can practice shooting a historically authentic bow and arrow.

Workshop by Kim Blekkenhorst - reservation needed - 35€ - maximum of 8 participants

In this workshop, Kim will show you three different handbuilding techniques and will guide you to make your own bowl, mug or other small object with clay.

Book your spot here for the workshop!

The workshop fee (35€) is requested to cover the costs of materials, firing and glazing of your creation.