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Arts and crafts in Berkshire

Berkshire (including Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead ) is in the South East of England. It has a population of around 860,000 and covers approximately 130,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire.

County flag of BerkshireBerkshire is also called the Royal County of Berkshire, due to the presence of the Royal residence of Windsor Castle, which is a popular tourist destination and houses much of the Royal collection of art. The county town of Berkshire is Reading, which each year hosts the famous Reading Festival and the museum of Reading has collections of art, artefacts from local history and a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry. Visitors to the Museum of English Rural Life can see thousands of exhibits from farming history including tractors, carts and a wide range of tools as well as a large library. Performing arts venues in Berkshire include The Watermill Theatre in Newbury, the Theatre Royal in Windsor, The Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead and The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture in Windsor.

Basildon Park is an 18th century Georgian house set among extensive parkland, which was restored during the 1950s and is decorated with art and furnishings from the period. Shaw House is an Elizabethan mansion on the edge of Newbury built during the 16th century, which is now owned by the local council and after years of neglect was restored and hosts a range of events, activities and exhibitions. Maidenhead Heritage Centre has a range of exhibits which help visitors learn about local history, dating back though the centuries from the Roman period to the Victorian period and the twentieth century. Other attractions in Berkshire include Wellington Country Park near Reading, Silchester Roman ruins, Mapledurham House, Frogmore House, the remains of Donnington Castle and South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell.

Jen and the Beartree

Jen and the Beartree

Reading, Berkshire

Hello and thank you for visiting my page. My name is Jennifer and I love painting, drawing ...

Gemillie

Exhibitor

Bracknell, Berkshire

I make and sell bespoke semi-precious gemstone and silver jewellery. Each piece is unique ...

Buttercup Barn

Buttercup Barn

Ascot, Berkshire

Hand made cards for all occasions which can be personalised to how you would like e.g. ...

Applique Tree Studio

Applique Tree Studio

Reading, Berkshire

Inspired by colour, pattern and texture, each canvas is designed from a variety of fabrics ...

Hand Painted Vinyl Records

Hand Painted Vinyl Records

Slough, Berkshire

During my time at university, I began to paint on disused vintage vinyl records and sold ...

The Purity Company

The Purity Company

Newbury, Berkshire

Here at The Purity Company we create handmade beautiful, beauty products. We take our ...

A Little Indulgence

A Little Indulgence

Reading, Berkshire

Welcome to A Little Indulgence! I started my business early 2022 and I have been working ...

SDWHITEHEAD ART

SDWHITEHEAD ART

Bracknell, Berkshire

I am a creative artist and illustrator that specialises in hand-drawn pen and ink illustrations ...

FireFairyArt

FireFairyArt

Slough, Berkshire

I am an artist working in metal. I use upcycled metal objects such as tools and cutlery ...

One Aromatherapy Co

One Aromatherapy Co

Wokingham, Berkshire

The founder of One Aromatherapy Co. is a qualified Aromatherapist. All of our products ...

Frivolities By JessicaMarie

Frivolities By JessicaMarie

Windsor, Berkshire

I started Frivolities By JessicaMarie in April 2016. I create beautiful handmade silver ...

Handcrafted By Tasha

Handcrafted By Tasha

Reading, Berkshire

Here at Handcrafted By Tasha we are passionate about creating high quality arts and crafts ...

Libra Fine Arts

Libra Fine Arts

Horton, Berkshire

We specialise in hand drawn charcoal and graphite drawings and we love how art can bring ...

Routed Stillness Soy Wax Candles

Routed Stillness Soy Wax Candles

Ascot, Berkshire

2021 started with a slight hiccup (this is me keeping positive!). It started with the ...

LissArt Studio

LissArt Studio

Hermitage, Berkshire

Melissa is an Australian artist living in the UK. Moving countries at the beginning of ...

RLDT Studio

RLDT Studio

Windsor, Berkshire

RLDT Studio is a small, independent business run by Rebecca, a printmaker and artist ...

Craft Mirrors

Craft Mirrors

Silchester, Berkshire

When the great aggression of Russia on Ukraine started in February 2022, Yuri and myself ...

Back To String Art

Back To String Art

Reading, Berkshire

Hello, we are Milana and Dusan. Milana is a meteorologist by day and a string artist ...

Bruler La Chandelle

Bruler La Chandelle

Reading, Berkshire

We make Hand made and hand poured luxury soy candles, using interesting scents and bright ...

July Mobsby

July Mobsby

Sandhurst, Berkshire

I am recently retired and now I can devote my time to something I love! I work with epoxy ...

Dellmans divine wax melts

Dellmans divine wax melts

Reading, Berkshire

I run a small wax melt business in Tilehurst Reading, I sell wax melts in over 50 fragrances, ...

Zen Blends

Zen Blends

Slough, Berkshire

Hello! We are Zen Blends, your new favourite candlemakers! We specialise in creating ...

Carey Crafts

Carey Crafts

Reading, Berkshire

Hand painted and decoupaged everyday objects repurposed and up cycled. Unloved and unwanted ...

Creativa Events

Creativa Events

Maidenhead, Berkshire

Creativa Events is a small business created to personalise your special Event. Birthday, ...

The Premium Wax Store

The Premium Wax Store

Bracknell, Berkshire

We are a small business based in Bracknell, Berkshire that started out at the beginning ...

Fitzy soaps

Fitzy soaps

Maidenhead, Berkshire

We create organic handmade soaps with different essencial oils and natural ingredients ...

SilkandLeaf

SilkandLeaf

Bracknell, Berkshire

A made to order silk orchid arrangements, silk orchid flowers may vary, in a selection ...

True Charm

True Charm

Wokingham, Berkshire

Memory lockets are stunning pieces of jewellery that can be personalised by choosing ...

Bear and Pickle

Bear and Pickle

Compton, Berkshire

My Name is Jade, mum of 5. My business name came about from my autistic son Charlie, ...

Sam Pogson Art

Sam Pogson Art

Wokingham, Berkshire

Iím a part-time artist working around my Corporate life schedule. I work closely with ...

Mini Bunny treat bags

Mini Bunny treat bags

Lower Earley, Berkshire

I love all things arts and crafts. Thought I would put some of my talents to good use ...

Luke Peter Phillips

Luke Peter Phillips

Finchampstead Wokingham, Berkshire

Freelance artist and image maker based in Wokingham. I am proficient in a wide range ...

DiaArtByTina

DiaArtByTina

Reading, Berkshire

I complete these beautiful diamond art painting canvases, by firstly separating, to different ...

ITLT Photography Ltd

ITLT Photography Ltd

Maidenhead, Berkshire

ITLT Photography Ltd specialise in Keepsake Photography which includes the photography ...

Sapphire Woodcrafts

Sapphire Woodcrafts

Reading, Berkshire

We love wood and enjoy turning and making variety of items for gifts or occasions. These ...

Tamara

Tamara

Nr Hungerford, Berkshire

I offer personalised items such as keyrings, glasses, bottles. Home decoration plus much ...


Gilbert Spencer

(Born 1892 in Cookham in Berkshire), Painting

Gilbert Spencer, British artist, painted landscapes, portraits and murals.

Stanley Spencer

(Born 1891 in Cookham in Berkshire), Painting

Sir Stanley Spencer, British artist, was was known for his paintings of Biblical scenes.

Malcolm Drummond

(Born 1880 in Maidenhead in Berkshire), Painting

Malcolm Drummond, British artist, was was known for his paintings of urban scenes and was a member of the Camden Town Group.

George Blackall Simonds

(Born 1843 in Bradfield in Berkshire), Sculpture

His best known sculptural works include The Falconer (famously the falcon from the original statue was stolen in the 1960s) and The Maiwand Lion which is a war memorial in Forbury Gardens, Reading (known locally as Forbury Lions).