Cotswold Craftsmen Guild


Lorna Rankin working on a new painting, inspired by hares associated with Spring rites, in her studio based in Bristol

The Cotswold Craftsmen are a well established guild founded in the late 1960’s. Our membership is drawn from around the beautiful Cotswold area and includes a rich cross section of highly skilled craftsmen, designers and artists.

Our aims:

To promote innovative design, superb craftsmanship, and produce contemporary and traditional original artworks


Members work can be seen at our two main annual shows in May and September, where we exhibit alongside our neighbouring guilds- the Herefordshire and Worcester Guilds.:

RHS Malvern Spring Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern.

RHS Malvern Autumn Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern.

We also exhibit at a number of other shows throughout the year and at our gallery in Market Street, Nailsworth. Details of all our forth coming shows are on the Events page and further information about the gallery can be found on our Gallery page.

Handmade, beautifully designed pieces are to be found at all our exhibitions and members are happy to discuss their work and welcome commissions.

We value the unique qualities that handmade individually crafted objects possess and recognise the lasting pleasure they bring. Through striving to develop our skills as makers and designers, we offer something new to those who appreciate quality.

Blacksmith Chris Hughes pictured at his studio in Whythall near Birmingham. (For FSB Magazine – The Voice) Photo: David Marsden/Page One

We welcome applications from quality professional makers and are keen to encourage young designers and makers to join the group. Details are available from our Membership Secretary or from the Application page.