New Members 2017
Martin Adamson- Sculpture
Dave Cockcroft – green wood furniture and spoon carver
Becky Dick- taxtiles
Summer Exhibitions 2017
The Three Choirs Festival July 21st-29th
Another successful show this Year at Worcester Cathedral alongside the Worcester and Herefordshire Guilds.
Blenheim Palace Flower Show June 23rd-25th
Our first show in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace
2017- Another fantastic RHS Spring Show at the Three Counties Show Ground, in the picturesque Malvern Hills.
The Cotswold Craftsmen exhibited their varied and unique, handmade work alongside the Herefordshire and Worcester Guilds. Historically the three local guilds have been invited to exhibit in the Wye Halls at Malvern since the 1960’s.
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.
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 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
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.