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Maker in Focus – Christopher Noble – Printmaker

Since 1976 I have been an artist printmaker, which means I produce signed original limited-edition prints. Initially I worked with screenprinting processes, which involves using layers of stencils by which ink is squeezed through onto paper using a bar of rubber, and later, solid polyurethane in a wooden handle. I could use anything up to… Continue reading →

James Campbell 1942 – 2019

I was very saddened to hear of the recent death of James Campbell. He was a true example of a polymath. His interests ranged from jazz to poetry and his skill and draughtsmanship enabled him to translate his love and experience of the wilder landscapes of Scotland or Pembrokeshire into his drawings and on to… Continue reading →

Guild Member Sarah Pulvertaft and LOT at COLLECT Feb 27 – March 1, 2020

LOT is a collaborative project between three makers: Guild member and jeweller Sarah Pulvertaft, Jed Green (jewellery) and Beatrice Mayfield (embroidery). Their work as individual makers is connected through the importance of materials, use of colour and an interest in pattern, texture and movement. Between them they use a diverse range of materials, from precious… Continue reading →

Inspiration from many sources – Cate Fox explains

Guild member Cate Fox has been working part time at a local auction house for a number of years and has found it to be a never ending source of inspiration for her textile and mixed media work. We asked her to tell us more about it... "Each month a wonderful mad collection of items… Continue reading →

Louise Watson illustrating Community Cake Recipe Book

Guild member Louise Watson has been asked to do the illustrations for a community cake recipe book. Most of the drawings will be in black and white but Louise also wanted to do some textile ones, as that is her thing! The Avening Community Café started last November to combat loneliness, introduce newcomers and provide… Continue reading →

Liz Valenti designed for Mary Quant!

There is currently an exhibition at the V&A celebrating a lifetime's work of Mary Quant. It is on until February 2020. Guild member Liz Valenti designed for Mary Quant in a freelance capacity for about eight years in the 1970’s. Here are some relevant images of Liz's design drawings for Mary, as well as one… Continue reading →

Christopher Noble representing England in Global Print Exhibition

Guild member, Christopher Noble has again been invited to represent England in the 4th Global Print exhibition which takes place in 10 venues spread along the Douro Valley in Portugal featuring 500 prints from 500 printmakers from over 60 countries. The show opened on 1st August and runs through till the end of September 2019.… Continue reading →

Award for Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Many congratulations to Guild member Emily-Kriste Wilcox who has been awarded 'Best Interior Decor Products 2019' in the SME News Midlands Enterprise Awards. These awards are given to those who are considered to be using 'innovative business practice' as well as for their 'outstanding overall performance' Woop! Emily-Kirste's website  

Ray Key Collaboration

After Ray Key passed away, his wife, Liz, found quite a number of part turned items in his workshop. After discussion with the Association of Woodturners Great Britain Executive, it was agreed, that these pieces would be sent to a number of internationally renowned turners to finish in their own style. Such was the sphere… Continue reading →

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen’s 2019 Maker’s Mark Award

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen is thrilled to have given our Makers Mark Award at Made by Hand Cheltenham 2019 to Tanja Ufer. The award looks for “a maker with a distinctive voice who can handle materials and techniques with respect and confidence”. Tanja’s jewellery has a quiet and joyful confidence about it. She moves easily… Continue reading →