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Arts and crafts in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire (including Cheltenham, Cotswold, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, South Gloucestershire, Stroud and Tewkesbury) is in the South West of England. It has a population of around 960,000 and covers approximately 315,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Berkshire, Bristol, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire.

County flag of GloucestershireThe county of Gloucestershire includes within its borders the Forest of Dean, part of the Cotswolds and royal residences such as Highgrove House and Gatcombe Park. Visitors to the county town of Gloucester can see Gloucester Cathedral, where King Edward II of England was buried and where scenes from the Harry Potter films were filmed. The city has many medieval and Tudor houses with architecture surviving from previous centuries and the Guildhall is the venue for a wide range of cultural activities, such as theatre, concerts and an art gallery. There are a number of museums, such as Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, and Nature in Art, which exhibits art works inspired by nature and includes examples by artists such as George Edward Lodge, Archibald Thorburn and Pablo Picasso. Based in the Old Silk Mill in Chipping Campden, The Gallery at The Guild is a cooperative of artists and craftspeople, creating traditional and contemporary pieces, using media such as textiles, ceramics, photography, glass, wood, stone and metal. There are regular exhibitions held of the work that members have created and visitors have the opportunity to meet the artists and designers.

The town of Cheltenham attracts visitors who appreciate its Regency architecture, and many of the buildings are listed. Places worth visiting in the town include Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, which has a nationally designated collection of pieces from the Arts and Crafts Movement, such as ceramics, textiles, furniture and jewellery, including work by William Morris and Ernest Gimson. There are also archaeological exhibits from the region, as well as paintings, and costume collections. National trust properties in Gloucestershire include 17th-century Dyrham Park, with a mansion that includes period interiors and art works, and the ruins of Chedworth Roman Villa, which dates from the fourth century and is one of the largest Romano-British villas in Britain, with mosaic floors and examples of its wealthy former owners opulent lifestyle such as underfloor heating. Performing arts venues in Gloucestershire include the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury and the Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham. Other attractions in Gloucestershire include Corinium Museum in Cirencester, Kelmscott Manor, Chastleton House and Garden and Berkeley Castle.

Giusi Bumbalo Art

Giusi Bumbalo Art

Stroud, Gloucestershire

Hi Everyone I am a Sicilian Visual Artist currently leaving and working in the Uk. ...

Uzumlu Glass Art

Uzumlu Glass Art

Lydney, Gloucestershire

Seller of unique kiln formed glass all hand made by myself. I sell and make glass jewellery, ...

The Inky Bee

The Inky Bee

Lechlade, Gloucestershire

We are two friends who started up a little lino print business together. We have enjoyed ...

Horseshoe art

Horseshoe art

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

We are Hayden and Emma, two artists who use the beautiful Cotswolds as inspiration for ...

Quercki Design

Quercki Design

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

We make all kinds of articles from eco-friendly, vegan cork fabric, also known as cork ...

FusedFern Glass

FusedFern Glass

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

FusedFern Glass provides unusual items in fused glass. These may be functional, decorative, ...

LeRay Prints

LeRay Prints

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

LeRay Prints offer handmade foil prints that can be custom for you to offer a unique ...

Art by Wendy Thompson

Art by Wendy Thompson

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

I work in various locations in and around the UK. I have a passion for the countryside ...

Lizzie Hammond Art and Commissions

Lizzie Hammond Art and Commissions

Berkeley, Gloucestershire

I am an artist living and drawing in wonderful rural Gloucestershire. My surroundings ...

Daizies At Dawn

Daizies At Dawn

Lechlade, Gloucestershire

I make creations using beads first and foremost which range from glass to acrylic and ...

Glass Art Buff

Glass Art Buff

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

My business started as an hobby to help with depression and is now much much more. After ...

Crochet By Laus Hope

Crochet By Laus Hope

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Hey All, my name is Laura and I make handmade crochet accessories. (Handmade accessories ...

Be Clayful

Be Clayful

Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

Hi my name is Abbey (Be) Be Clayful is my small business making polymer clay earrings ...

Story and Silver

Story and Silver

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Story and Silver is a creative little jewellery business based in the Cotswolds. All ...

Amanda

Amanda

Norton, Gloucestershire

Hello. I am Amanda Yvette and the founder of Amanecer Gifts. I was born in Cheltenham ...

Ian Pearson

Ian Pearson

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

GLASS N METAL FUSION I offer an eclectic range of unique objects of interest to ornament ...

InInteriors

InInteriors

Stroud, Gloucestershire

InInteriors sells antique and vintage prints which are sourced from rare books that have ...

Cherrys Charm

Cherrys Charm

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Cherrys Charm is a handmade jewellery business, specialising in polymer clay and crystals ...

Trishy B

Trishy B

Lechlade, Gloucestershire

Light up bottles for indoor or outdoor - lamps - vases - coasters - vases - candle holders ...

Elf Kendal Hippies

Elf Kendal Hippies

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Affordable minerals and collectors geodes in bulk or individual. I remember drooling ...

Cotswold Candle Hut

Cotswold Candle Hut

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

100 percent natural fragrances and the purest essential oils define our curated range ...

Smiths Brew Club

Smiths Brew Club

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Smiths Brew Club is run by beer enthusiasts for our members. We want to bring you ales, ...

Tracey Dean

Tracey Dean

Newent, Gloucestershire

I make hand knitted bags using some recycled materials .All the bags are different and ...

Handcrafted Coin Company

Handcrafted Coin Company

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

I have been a keen metal detectorist for over thirty years now and I have accumulated ...

Utility Shed

Utility Shed

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Rachel at Utility Shed makes practical, aesthetic covers and containers for busy, arty ...

Le Green Natural Skincare

Exhibitor

Dymock, Gloucestershire

Le Green produces handmade, cold process soaps and skincare products with the finest ...

Sally Hennessy

Exhibitor

Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

Hi. Im selling handcrafted cushions and vintage style diffusers. Painted furniture decorative ...

Designs on Craft

Exhibitor

Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

Encaustic Art greetings cards and framed art. Hand sewn items such as zippered pouches, ...


Dennis Potter

(Born 1935 in Berry Hill in Gloucestershire), Fiction

Potter was a writer of fiction such as Pennies from Heaven, The Singing Detective and Blue Remembered Hills. He mixed reality and fiction with popular culture.

Jane Grigson

(Born 1928 in Gloucester in Gloucestershire), Nonfiction

Jane Grigson was an English cookery writer. She wrote her first book Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery in 1967 and went on to write many more cookery books.

Dick King Smith

(Born 1922 in Bitton in Gloucestershire), Fiction

He is perhaps best known for writing The Sheep-Pig. Not heard of it? Well in America it was known as Babe, the Gallant Pig and adapted for film in 1995 as just Babe.

Mary Thomas

(Born 1889 in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire), Embroidery, Knitting, Nonfiction

She is the writer of the Mary Thomas Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, Book of Knitting Patterns), Embroidery Book, Knitting Book and Teach Yourself Embroidery. Dispute publishing all her works back in the 1930s, she is well respected now. Just goes to show that some thing do not need to change.

Vaughan Williams

(Born 1872 in Down Ampney in Gloucestershire), Music

The English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born in Down Ampney but spent his childhood in Leith Hill Place in Surrey (now a National Trust property). He is well known for his works such as The Lark Ascending. He attended the Royal College of Music and Trinity, Cambridge. He wrote ballets, symphonies, chamber music and more.