Guild Crafts at Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham 5-14 October 2018

At the Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UW Open 5, 6, 7 October, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 8pm 8, 9, 10, 11 Monday to Thursday 10am - 6pm 12, 13, 14 October Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am - 8pm An exciting exhibition of contemporary designer-makers from The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.  With daily… Continue reading →

Wool Pack – 25 September – 4 November 2018

Celebrating the rich heritage of British sheep breeds and their wool. With new work from Guild Members and three invited Guest Exhibitors. Exhibitors Guild Members Alison Dupernex – Textiles Fiona Valentine - Woodcarving Francesca Chalk - Textiles Helen Foot - Textiles Jan McMillan - Textiles Rachel Stowe - Textiles Rhian Wyman – Textiles Toff Milway –… Continue reading →

Makers Exchange – 7 August to 23 September 2018

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen has teamed up with Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Wales, to highlight the skill and expertise of contemporary designer-makers as part of their Makers’ Exchange programme.  Throughout the summer at The Guild at 51, we will be showcasing the work of Louise Hall who works in porcelain to create handbuilt… Continue reading →

Beetle Mania – 12 June – 5 August 2018

An exhibition of beetle-inspired jewellery and kiln-formed glass by Guild Members, Amanda Lawrence and Elaine Day. Beetles are the largest group of animals in the world and one of the least appreciated.  Glass artist Amanda Lawrence and jeweller Elaine Day aim to bring the wonder of beetles to life in this scintillating exhibition, collaborating to… Continue reading →

Guild Crafts Tetbury – 2 to 10 June 2018

GUILD CRAFTS TETBURY Saturday 2 – Sunday 10 June 2018 Open daily 10am – 6pm, free admission but Sunday 10 10am – 5pm Tetbury Market House, Market Place, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8DA An exhibition of beautifully designed, contemporary crafts from members of The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. With daily demonstrations and an opportunity to meet the makers,… Continue reading →

Bring to the Table – 17 April – 10 June 2018

This is an exhibition at The Guild at 51 in celebration of the Gloucestershire Guild as a community of makers, the expression of working together and the sharing of ideas.  All items in the show will be lovingly handcrafted by our talented members, and will connect through the notion of a gathering of people around… Continue reading →

Living with Nature’s Design – 20 February – 15 April 2018

At the Guild at 51, Cheltenham, an exhibition of contemporary craft for the home, featuring handcrafted furniture and lighting by Kristian Pettifor and David Ian Smith and textiles by Jenny Bicat. Following the success of last year's, Home Sweet Home exhibition, Living with Nature’s Design revisits handmade pieces for interiors, taking forms and patterns in… Continue reading →

Made by Hand – 10 and 11 March 2018

Made by Hand, Cheltenham 2018 10 – 11 March 2018 Open Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday 10am – 4pm Cheltenham Town Hall Imperial Square GL50 1QA The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen is proud to sponsor this new event, bringing over 100 of the UK’s finest designer-makers to Cheltenham.  Book up in advance for our workshop programme.… Continue reading →

New Year, New Member – 9 January to 18 February 2018

Helen Foot – Textiles The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen is delighted to welcome new Associate Member, Helen Foot. To help us launch 2018, Helen will show a collection of her handwoven scarves in the window of the Guild at 51. Shrewsbury born Helen developed her love of textiles at an early age, “every time we… Continue reading →

‘Gifted’ at the Guild at 51 – 7 November 2017 to 7 January 2018

Visit our shop in Cheltenham this Christmas for exquisite handmade items created by members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. High-calibre craftsmanship across a range of disciplines including textiles, jewellery, ceramics, furniture, glass, and much more! The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

The Guild at Chapel Arts – 14 to 23 December 2017

The Guild at Chapel Arts 14 - 23 December 2017 10am to 4pm (Closed: Monday 18 December) Knapp Road Cheltenham GL50 3QQ This Christmas, The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen will be taking the opportunity to spread beyond its gallery shop, the Guild at 51, to Chapel Arts, a new exciting venue in Cheltenham. Our near neighbours, will… Continue reading →

Birds – at the Guild at 51 – 25 July to 10 September 2017

Members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen will be drawing on a multitude of bird varieties as inspiration for new pieces. From domestic to wild, small to large, bird habitats from forest to coast, this exhibition will take a detailed exploration of birds, through a variety of disciplines. Francesca Chalk - Pocket-Bird-Cage Bridget Williams -… Continue reading →

Guild Crafts Chipping Campden 2017

Guild Crafts Chipping Campden, 2 – 8 September 2017 The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen return to Chipping Campden Town Hall for their late-summer exhibition.  The makers will be on hand to talk about their work alongside daily demonstrations. On show will be a selection of this year’s graduates from Hereford College of Arts, as well… Continue reading →

Guild Crafts Tetbury 31 May – 11 June 2017

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen's Spring Show takes place in the stunning setting of Tetbury Market House at the heart of this lively  Cotswold town. Members have space to show off their creativity and craftsmanship, with daily demonstrations. Wednesday 31 May - Sunday 11 June Open Daily 10am - 6 pm Free Admission Tetbury Market… Continue reading →

Stitch – at the Guild at 51 – 11 April to 4 June 2017

Stitch – Taking the ancient practice of stitch and interpreting it in the modern age, Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Members, from a variety of disciplines, will be showing new collections of work. From narrative to function and embellishment, the work will be cross-referencing, complimenting and questioning traditional materials and approaches used in ‘Stitch’. This exhibition… Continue reading →

Two Make

This touring exhibition at Walford Mill Crafts, Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL has now closed. Please have a look at this blog post about the Arts University Bournemouth’s work with Two Make: https://aub.ac.uk/course-info/course-news/textile-architecture-students-collaborate-residency-walford-mill-crafts/ What a wonderful finale for the two Make exhibition tour.   Two Make plots the shared output of ten pairs of established designer / makers who have created… Continue reading →

Cleo Mussi at the Guild at 51

Cleo Mussi 'A Harvest Festival’ 13 September – 30 October 2016 With a National and International reputation, we are delighted to welcome Gloucestershire based Mosaic Artist, Cleo Mussi, as a guest exhibitor with the Guild at 51. Cleo graduated from the Textile Department at Goldsmiths in the 1980’s. Since then, Cleo has found that her… Continue reading →

Taking the Waters at the Guild at 51

A group exhibition by Members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen 26 July to 11 September 2016 From the sea to rivers, the wildlife and marine creatures, to the coastal landscape and its birds, the designer makers of the Guild have interpreted the title, Taking the Waters in varied and imaginative ways. Exhibitors Adrian Bates… Continue reading →

Chipping Campden Summer Show 2016

Monday 15 - Wednesday 24 August 2016 The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen’s Summer Show 2016 is again held in Chipping Campden’s historic Town Hall confirming the town’s long-standing links with craft and design. It was opened by authors Peter and Charlotte Fiell and our news item contains Peter's inspiring message to makers on craftsmanship. As always, the wonderful work of… Continue reading →

Beautility at the Guild at 51

From 7 June – 24 July, 2016 showing at The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT www.guildcrafts.org.uk @glosguild BEAUTILITY Challenging the adage, "too nice to use", Beautility is a pilot showcase project celebrating the functional and fine-looking combined, encouraging the user to take confidence and pride in enjoying beautiful domestic wares. Beautility is a selling… Continue reading →
Tetbury Town Hall

Tetbury Spring Show 2016

June 1st - 5th The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen’s Spring Show 2016  will take place in the picturesque setting of Tetbury Market House at the centre of this lively Cotswold town. Tetbury Market House, Tetbury, GL8 8DA The exhibition will open daily  10am to 6pm with demonstrations of craft skills by designer-makers every day. Please see our… Continue reading →

Winchcombe Pottery’s 90th anniversary celebration

Winchcombe Pottery 1926 – 2016     Winchcombe Pottery is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, many of those years as members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.  The exhibition in The Guild at 5, shows representative examples of the pottery’s current output, production ware for everyday use. The original pottery, known as Becketts or… Continue reading →

Summer Show 2015 in Chipping Campden

Summer Show 2015 in Chipping Campden

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen’s  Summer Show held in Chipping Campden’s historic Town Hall from 15 to 23 August 2015, confirming the town’s long-standing links with craft and design. The wonderful work of over 20 guild members  made a visit to this show memorable and worthwhile. Each day there were craft skills demonstrations by members. Chipping Campden was one… Continue reading →

Martin and Dowling – Exhibition at the Guild at 51

15 September to 1 November  2015 ‘Hollow’ –  Vessels and sculptures ‘Since working in the United States in 2013 we have for the first time been developing carved hollow vessels, each made from a single piece of timber, sawn, hollowed out and re-assembled. This new group of vessels are on a much larger scale, and more fully… Continue reading →

The Guild at 51 in Select Showcase

Cheltenham Town Hall     Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October 2015 SIT Select Showcase Stand 59/60 Celebrating the wealth of craft techniques and design skills, the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen will be showing a taster of their highly regarded shop, The Guild at 51 in Cheltenham. The stand will represent a few from the many. There will be new… Continue reading →

Laurence Brand – Guest Exhibitor in the Guild at 51

Laurence Brand – Guest Exhibitor in the Guild at 51

28 July to 13 September ‘I strive to create elegant, refined objects for the home, made primarily from fine native hard woods. My work aims to celebrate honest and minimal design, elevate beautiful materials, and bring to light the rich process of making. The relationship between wood and other materials excites me: elegant and harmonious… Continue reading →

Soda jug

Recipe for a Pot

  1 June – 26 July 2015.  With an emphasis on technique and the practice of making, the Guild at 51 window will be showcasing the ceramicists of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. Featuring Adrian Bates, Colin Gerard, John Jelfs, Annie Hewett, Anne James, Trevor Lillistone, Toff Milway, Janine Roper, Camilla Ward, Emily-Kriste Wilcox, Bridget… Continue reading →

The Tetbury Craft Show 2015

Tetbury Spring Show 2015

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen’s Spring Show 2015 took  place in the picturesque setting of Tetbury Market House at the centre of this lively Cotswold town. Tetbury Market House, Tetbury, GL8 8DA The exhibition was open daily  10am to 6pm with demonstrations of craft skills by designer-makers every day. The Guild’s members are amongst the top craftspeople… Continue reading →

The Guild at Broadway Arts Festival

 31st May to 15th June, 2014 During the festival, the Guild’s furniture makers  displayed some of their work at a selling exhibition at St. Eadburgha’s Church just outside Broadway on the road to Snowshill. The furniture  included the eye-catching but practical creations by Derek Elliott and pieces illustrating David Murray’s affinity with raw wood. The clever,… Continue reading →

Spring Show 2015

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen will return to Tetbury for their Spring Show in 2015. To receive details closer to the dates, please sign up to our Newsletter. Wednesday 26th May to Sunday 31st May. Tetbury Market Hall.