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Guild Member David Hart at Court Barn, Chipping Campden

The exhibition ‘Design: Hand Head Heart’ opened at Court Barn, Chipping Campden on 13 April.  This is a celebration of nine leading contemporary designer-makers who follow the rich Arts and Crafts heritage of the Cotswolds.  They include David Hart of Hart Silversmiths whose grandfather George was a founder-member of the Gloucestershire Guild and who has… Continue reading →

Guild Members at the Select Trail

Many of our talented Guild members will be taking part in this year’s Select Trail – either opening their studios, running workshops or being available to show you what they are working on. Guild members participating include: Susan Early, Liz Lippiatt, Ursula Jeakins, Cleo Mussi, Neil MacGregor & Val Michael, Elaine Day, Helen Foot, Jenny… Continue reading →

Oh, Fabulous Shoes !!!

Calligrapher and Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Member Andy Moore was pleased to work with Caroline Groves Couture on a one-off pair of shoes for Whoopi Goldberg. Some of her own sayings and others on American democracy are written on top, with the 'wisdom' of Donald Trump on the soles, ready to be scuffed off.

Honours for two Gloucestershire Guild Members

At the 2017 AGM of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen held on 22 March, members unanimously elected two new Life Members – Anne James and Toff Milway – to the highest accolade that this body of professional designer-makers can award to their fellow members. Both the new life members are ceramicists and from 1 January… Continue reading →

The Guild at 51 and SIT select

The Gloucestershire Guild will again be partnering with SIT select and the Select Festival in 2017. Celebrating contemporary craft the Select Festival opens on 29 April until 28 May. Many Guild members are taking part in the Select Trail that takes place over two weekends in May. 6 & 7 13 & 14 May. Makers will… Continue reading →

Making an Impression – Featuring the work of Guild member Chris Noble celebrating his 40th Anniversary as a printmaker.

5 January – 28 February To celebrate 40 years of printmaking Christopher Noble is showcasing a selection of recent digital prints at the Gloucestershire Guild’s Gallery@ 51 in Cheltenham from Tuesday 5th January through to the end of February. Taking advantage of this opportunity, there will be several large format prints including a couple over… Continue reading →

Jo McAllister – Maker in Focus

2 February – 13 March 2016 Hand made in fine silver 999, 18ct yellow, green white and rose gold, Jo McAllister’s jewellery demonstrates a simplicity of form but not content. Initially prompted by the deceptive qualities of desert light and the desiccation of natural and man made textures within those landscapes, her work continues to… Continue reading →

Christmas Shopping in The Guild at 51

Christmas Shopping Evening Thursday 26 November | 5.15 – 9 pm Celebrate the start of Christmas with a special late night open evening at The Guild at 51 and The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum. Enjoy shopping for beautifully designed and handmade gifts from the members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. You can… Continue reading →

The Guild at Select Showcase

The Guild at 51 is delighted to be taking part in the first Select Showcase in Cheltenham . Cheltenham Town Hall 23-24-25 October 2015 Opening times are: Friday      23rd   10.30 am – 5.00 pm Saturday 24th    10.00 am – 6.00 pm Sunday    25th   10.00 am – 4.00 pm As well as featuring work from members,… Continue reading →

Detail of Patesserie Cherry handwoven in 100% silk

Nick Ozanne at London Design Festival

Guild member,  hand-weaver Nick Ozanne of Leto & Ariadne, is bringing his loom to Shoreditch during the London Design Festival, when you can see him weaving and hand finishing his signature collection of unisex silk scarves. Work is available to buy or order from this award winning designer maker who is currently one of the 19… Continue reading →

Makers in Focus -Jilly Edwards & Theo Wright

September 15th – November 1st. Presented by SITselect in collaboration with the Guild at 51. Presenting work from two designer makers who approach weaving in diverse ways. Theo Wright hand weaves with mathematical precision. For sale are a collection of scarves. Tapestry artist, Jilly Edwards, well known for her beautifully crafted tapestries evoking journeys and landscape… Continue reading →

Ursulas demo

Tetbury Spring Show

Our Spring Show in Tetbury has been attracting plenty of visitors including these youngsters who along with many other children have been making simple books with bookbinder Ursula Jeakin’s during her demonstration. The show ends at 6 pm on Sunday 31st May so there is still time to call in. Demonstrators are Andy Moore, Calligrapher and… Continue reading →

Catarina Riccabona – Maker in Focus

The Guild at 51.  Tuesday 6 January – Sunday 22 February 2015. Catarina Riccabona is a textile designer and hand-weaver. She produces one-off designs and small editions of functional items such as scarves and cushions, but mostly she weaves throws and blankets. ‘ I love working with my hands. Weaving by hand allows much greater… Continue reading →

The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds

Friday November 21 to Sunday 23, 2014  Course tutors : Mary Greensted and Liz Lippiatt This course will provide an introduction to the Arts and Crafts Movement and to the work of some of the Cotswold designer-makers, including Ernest Gimson and Alfred and Louise Powell.  On Sunday, in the spirit of the Arts and Crafts,… Continue reading →

Selected journal Issue 1: 10,000 hours

This exciting new craft publication produced by SIT, will feature amazingly inspiring people who bring brilliance to our lives. Features include Jilly Edwards, Joe Hartley, the studio of Sally Fawkes and Richard Jackson, Anna Gravelle, new talent with: Amy Gair and Mei-Ling de Buitléar, coppice man Sebastian Cox, Andrew Davidson block prints for Lewis &… Continue reading →

Paper – Material in Focus.

Jo Swait,  manager of The Guild at 51, has had a great response from Guild members to her anniversary celebration exhibition, Paper – Material in Focus. ‘ I thought it would be interesting to focus on a material and I have selected PAPER. The material can be used however you would like, as long as… Continue reading →