The Guild at 51 is the shop and gallery space for members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen to sell their work and showcase new pieces direct to the public. The Guild’s award-winning and internationally renowned makers offer a changing selection of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, furniture, leatherwork, glass, basketry and more, available to buy and commission. A selection of books, magazines, greetings card and gift vouchers are also available.
The Guild at 51 is adjacent to and an integral part of The Wilson, Cheltenham’s newly refurbished Art Gallery and Museum. Visitors can admire the stunning work in the museum’s Arts and Crafts Movement gallery featuring designer-makers such as C. R. Ashbee, Ernest Gimson, Michael Cardew, Phyllis Barron and then see and buy contemporary work in the same tradition in
The Guild at 51.
2018 Exhibitions in The Guild at 51
9 January – 18 February
New Year, New Member
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.
20 February – 15 April
Living With Nature’s Design
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. See more information on our events/exhibition page.
17 April – 10 June
Bring to the Table
This is an exhibition 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 a table. See also:
12 June – 5 August
Amanda Lawrence and Elaine Day
7 August – 23 September
Toff Milway – Ceramics
Celebrated potter and Life Member of the Guild, celebrates his 50th year of making with a collection of new work.
Louise Hall – Ceramics
Makers Exchange in partnership with Llantarnam Grange
25 September – 4 November
Wool Pack: Celebrating British Wool
Guild Members plus Guest Exhibitors
Alison Ellen (garments)
Janie Knitted (lighting)
Jose Heroys (birds)
6 November – 6 January 2019
The Guild at 51’s trading hours are:
Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
Sunday, 11am to 4pm.
Address and contact details:
The Guild at 51
51 Clarence Street