Spring 2017

HEATHER OGILVIE -Hats by Heather


These are two of Heather’s very latest designs that have been selected by Fenwick of Bond Street to sell in their Ascot collection! The Fenwick buyer was invited to Kensington and Chelsea College, where Heather is currently studying on an internationally renowned one year Millinery course, to select six of the best designs.

Although currently very busy with her final design project she will exhibiting with the Cotswold Guild at the Malvern RHS Autumn show and welcomes commissions.

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Exciting News! A group of 8 Cotswold Craftsmen’s members will be showing their work at this years Blenheim Palace Flower Show FRIDAY 23RD – SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2017



Lorna Rankin’s latest work

Lorna is one of our members whose latest work draws on images inspired by a poem about hares.

“I have always found them interesting because they are mystical creatures, rather elusive due to their speed of movement and the fact that they feed at night. In summer they may be seen at dawn as they fade into the shadows, so in some parts of England, they have a ghostly connection. They are very much associated with Spring rites, boxing with each other to assert their power.”

I took one verse of a poem by Sharon Shute, titled ‘Magical Mystery’:

By day I am a shadow that hides in the light,
By darkness a moonbeam that dances the night,
I am the spirit that runs with the Moon,
From Spring Time to harvest, in time
with Earth’s tune

New Members

We welcome Lizzie Weir to the Guild. Lizzie makes amazing, bespoke printed fabric, producing pieces that are original, hand printed and truly unique!




We are very proud to announce that our new DVD featuring makers at work is now completed and you will be able to view it at all our shows or on here. The DVD gives a wonderful insight into the time, skill and effort makers put into creating beautiful handcrafted items.

We are of course always interested to hear from new craftworkers and are still particularly looking for metal workers and stone workers. Details for application for selection are on our About CC page. Click on the          Apply to Join icon at the bottom of the page.

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Cotswold Craftsmen added 18 new photos.2 weeks ago
Here are some more photographs of our member's work set out at the RHS Spring Festival, we hope you enjoy them. Do visit us if you are able.
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Cotswold Craftsmen shared Chris Hughes's photo.2 weeks ago
Here we are all set up in the Wye Hall at the RHS Spring Festival. Chris Hughes has taken this panoramic view to give you a flavour of the show.
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Cotswold Craftsmen shared Lilley Glass Designs's post.2 weeks ago
Karen Lilley has some new paperweights to bring to the show. Today's the day for setting everything out and tomorrow we open!
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Cotswold Craftsmen shared Lilley Glass Designs's post.2 weeks ago
Karen Lilley has been busy finishing these vessels ready for the RHS Spring Festival at Malvern that starts this Thursday.
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Cotswold Craftsmen shared Baobab Tree Mosaics's post.3 weeks ago
New daises from Yvette! Coming to the RHS Spring Festival at Malvern later this week. So looking forward to seeing these!
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Cotswold Craftsmen added 5 new photos.3 weeks ago
Nailsworth Gallery News!
We have two new exhibitors, in the main gallery we have Barry Lockwood, ceramics and prints and in our downstairs gallery we have Brendan Francis, original paintings and prints. Here are some pictures of their work.
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