Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Biennial Exhibition
10 September - 31 October 2010
Using William Morris’s maxim ‘have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ as the starting point, we present work made by contemporary designer makers from the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
We have given the makers a wide-ranging theme - Reality Crafts - and have put together a strong selection committee to choose exhibits for display. We are delighted to have on our panel Prue Leith, acclaimed food critic and writer, and Barley Roscoe, curator and member of the BBC Antiques Roadshow team of experts, working with Mary Greensted, chairman of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
Reality Craft is a wonderful opportunity to buy beautiful and useful contemporary pieces today, to commission the treasured antiques of tomorrow and to gain first hand experience of a craft from professional makers.
As part of the Arts and Crafts Movement architects and craftsmen came to this area to develop new ways of working and living. And today’s designers and makers continue to explore materials and techniques as well as responding to new technologies and the green agenda.
The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, set up in 1933, was one of the very first county craft guilds in Britain. It is a registered charity with nearly 60 members, all professional designer makers.
Visit www.guildcrafts.org.uk for further information.
Linked workshops with Guild Members
AW01 Saturday 9 October
Creative design and block printing with Sophia Blackwell
AW02 Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 October
Book marbling and binding weekend with Christopher Rowlatt
AW03 Saturday 30 October
Decorative tableware with Toff Milway
History of Art lectures and visit
AW24 Tuesday 26 October
Oliver Hill - Architect Extraordinary lecture by Alan Powers
AW25 Tuesday 14 September
At the Corinium Museum
Wednesday 15 September
William Morris and his legacy
Thursday 21 October
Cotswold Arts and Crafts: the second generation and the formation of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
For further information and to book your place, please contact the Corinium Museum on 01285 or email email@example.com
New Brewery Arts participates in Arts Council England’s Own Art scheme, which gives buyers the chance to take out an interest free loan to purchase pieces from our Gallery and Shop.
You can borrow from £100 to £2,000 and pay it back in 10 equal instalments over 10 months, INTEREST FREE. There is no administrative charge or handling fee.