04:09PM, Monday 22 September 2014
There was a hive of creative talent at the Harte and Garter Hotel & Spa in Windsor on Saturday as artists came together to show off their handiwork.
The Windsor Emporium has been gathering momentum since it started four years ago, and this time students from the Windsor Boys’ and Windsor Girls’ Schools – sponsored by Hamptons Estate Agents – came to display their artwork.
Young photographers Jay Porter and Jordan Mullen, both 17, had their images on display and said having their work up for sale was a good experience.
One stallholder was chocolatier Aneesh Popat, who left the world of banking to pursue his passion, has grown his business from scratch in the space of three years and now sells his products to Harrods, Selfridges and various hotels in London.
Visitors also had the opportunity to wear a crown, made by Caroline Wagstaff, and prance around outside Windsor Castle.
Founder Jackie Couzens, of Francis Road in Windsor, has welcomed seeing artists grow creatively over the years and says the event has become a one-stop-shop for home interiors.
“We now have a huge following on Facebook and Twitter and we get positive feedback through that and from exhibitors as well,” said the mum-of-two, who used to run an antiques’ fair.
“We never expected it to be so big, but we hope people will continue to come and enjoy it.”
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