Craftsmen's fair held in conjunction with Chelt Lit Fest
By David Wood
Where: The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 1UW
When: Friday, October 4, to Sunday, October 13, 10am - 6pm
As part of The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen will be hosting a selling fair of exceptional contemporary crafts across all media by over 25 of its members.
Taking place at the beautiful The Gardens Gallery from 4 - 13 October, the show gives the public the opportunity to view, buy and commission handmade designs for the home and to wear.
The show will include many disciplines, such as furniture, metalwork, textiles, basket-making, ceramics, jewellery, paper craft and more.
Makers will be on hand to discuss their inspiration and creative practice. Some will also be demonstrating what they do. All works are available to purchase or commission.
Like the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen has a history going back to the first half of the twentieth century.
It's the oldest craft guild in the country, founded in 1933, and has always had a close link with Cheltenham.
Now a co-operative of over 80 practising makers, the Gloucestershire Guild is dedicated to promoting contemporary designer crafts of a very high standard, both functional and decorative. The Guild has a permanent gallery and retail outlet in Clarence Street, The Guild at 51.
Entry to the fair is free.
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