Arts and crafts in Gloucestershire

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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. Below is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties:

About Gloucestershire

The 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.

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 - Glass - Gloucestershire

Hi an enjoyable few hours at Kingstanley. Thing were sold and:-) and cake eaten

 - Glass - Gloucestershire

An enjoyable day, quite a few things sold and a few commissions :-)

New  Stuff - Glass - Gloucestershire

New Stuff

Hi, new dichroic glass arrived today, tomorrow I set to work , I hope to have some photos soon. Jane

Re designing our Spice Racks - Furniture Making - Gloucestershire

Re designing our Spice Racks

Hello again from Alex and Ellena Whitaker, We are in the process of re designing our spice racks. Not only can they hold Spices ...

Welcome - Furniture Making - Gloucestershire


Welcome to AW Fabrication. Up until now we have been very family focused. Our children are now in School and it has given us time to create ...

Encanto looking to expand - Jewellery - Gloucestershire

Encanto looking to expand

Encanto Designs in Bristol not only works the craft fairs but trades with eight outlets from Shrewsbury through Bristol and across the ...

Exhibition ..all set and ready - Sculpture - Gloucestershire

Exhibition ..all set and ready

My first major exhibition of larger works is now all organised and ready to go. here is the link to the poster. please come along and join ...

Encanto Designs in 2013 - Jewellery - Gloucestershire

Encanto Designs in 2013

Hi everybody. Encanto Designs has almost recovered from the Christmas and New Year festivities and is looking forward to driving on into ...

Handcrafted in Gloucestershire

Craft shops in Gloucestershire

These craft exhibitors have indicated that you can visit their shop. Why not support your local store and pop along to have a look.

MadSam Collections - Printmaking - Gloucestershire

Craft fairs in Gloucestershire

Dursley Craft Market
Dursley, Gloucestershire - Saturday, 26 April 2014
Dursley Craft Market
Dursley, Gloucestershire - Saturday, 24 May 2014
Festival in the Forest
Parkend, Gloucestershire - Saturday, 14 June 2014 (2 day event)
Dursley Craft Market
Dursley, Gloucestershire - Saturday, 28 June 2014
Dursley Craft Market
Dursley, Gloucestershire - Saturday, 26 July 2014
Dursley Craft Market
Dursley, Gloucestershire - Saturday, 16 August 2014
Dursley Craft Market
Dursley, Gloucestershire - Saturday, 27 September 2014
Dursley Craft Market
Dursley, Gloucestershire - Saturday, 6 December 2014

Influential and inspirational arts and crafts people born in Gloucestershire

Jane Grigson (1928 in Gloucester)
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.