Founded in 1933, the purpose of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, is to foster and promote fine craftsmanship and good design. These aims came out of the vibrant Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds at the turn of the 20th century.
The Guild’s members are all professional makers. They are amongst the top craftspeople in the UK working across many disciplines including ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, jewellery and leather goods, creating unique functional and decorative objects. Members are dependent on sales and commissions for their livelihoods and many also teach, ensuring that craftsmanship and good design has a future.
The Gloucestershire Guild runs a shop and gallery in Montpellier, Cheltenham, hosts exhibitions, demonstrations and craft skills workshops.
We welcome applications for membership from professional designer-makers. Selection is by interview, for all information please visit our Join page.