Budding artists and other craft-minded individuals could turn a profit from their creativity thanks to Ham Made – the new label being launched by Ham Parade Market next month.

The Ham Parade Market will pay for licence fees, gazebos, and other practicalities for artisans and craftspeople who can’t afford a full stall, in return they will take 20 per cent of profits to cover costs.

Those who participate in the project will also have their name printed on the ‘Ham Made’ label of everything they’ve made.

Emily Percival, one of the directors of The Ham & North Kingston community interest company (THANK) that runs the market, said it has been going from strength to strength since its October launch.

She said: “We’re at capacity for the number of stalls coming in and the feedback from the community has been fantastic.

“It’s a place for the for the community to come together, people say ‘finally, I have somewhere to bump into people I know’.

“We have all these essential shops again, like a greengrocer and a butcher, which was a reason why the market was started in the first place."

Mrs Percival said the new label will offer a unique opportunity for creative people who can’t produce on a mass scale, but would like to sell their products.

She added: “We have plenty of people having actual stalls but a few people say ‘I’d like to test the market for my products’ but they can’t afford gazebos and insurance or make the quantity needed to make a profit.

“There’s a lot of talented people in the community that we’d like to help out, our motto is ‘run by the community for the community.”

All items under the Ham Made label will be curated to make sure they meet quality standards.

To enquire about Ham Made visit: hamparademarket.org/ham-made/

The next market is on Saturday February 3.