Crafts Alive at Rodmarton Manor
This five day festival of crafts by members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen took place in September 2021 within the historic Arts & Crafts Manor House and gardens at Rodmarton, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The theme of the Festival was ‘The Lie of the Land’. There was a rare opportunity to visit the attic bedrooms and two of the open-air bedrooms.
'Crafts Alive at Rodmarton Manor 2023' will take place from 6th to 10th September 2023
Crafts Alive celebrates our deep-rooted connection with the countryside and heritage craft with a selling exhibition displayed throughout the house and garden. Craft demonstrations, Craft Skills Workshops, children's workshops and entertainment, talks, films, theatre performances, local food and more !
Visitors can stay all day, enjoying the gardens, outdoor sculpture and all events.
A major selling exhibition of contemporary craft featuring 50 respected makers from the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen within Rodmarton Manor and the gardens. It included work by internationally acclaimed guest exhibitors.
Timed admissions on the hour helped us to manage numbers within the house and exhibition but did not limit visits inside the house to one hour.
Professional craftsmen and women, members of the Gloucestershire Guild, demonstrated each day, promoting an understanding and appreciation of traditional and contemporary skills and craftsmanship.
Also rush seating demonstrations and puppet making.
Village Produce Show
Leading into Crafts Alive at Rodmarton Manor, the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen developed the unique ‘Village Produce Show’ as a major educational project.
Commissioned by the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsman for their 2021 Arts & Crafts Festival at Rodmarton Manor, ‘Bind us to the earth’ is a voice and movement performance exploring the fragility of our world.
Plants and planting demonstrations with Julie Dolphin from Miserden Nursery.
Dates & Times
Date: 6 - 10 September 2023
Time: 10am - 5pm daily