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Arts and crafts in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire (including Cherwell, Oxford, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse and West Oxfordshire) is in the South East of England. It has a population of around 654,000 and covers approximately 260,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire.

County flag of OxfordshireSituated between the River Thames, the Chilterns and the Cotswolds, the county of Oxfordshire grew in prominence during and after the Anglo Saxon period. The county town of Oxfordshire is Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, home to the world famous Oxford University, which is considered to be the earliest university in the English-speaking world. Visitors to the college buildings can appreciate their impressive medieval architecture and finely furnished interiors. The cities history and architecture attract millions of tourists each year, many of whom visit shops in the 18th century Covered Market. Performing arts venues in Oxfordshire include New Theatre Oxford, The Chipping Norton Theatre, Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford and the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot, which also runs exhibitions in its gallery of arts and crafts work created by amateur as well as professional artists.

Blenheim Palace was built in Woodstock during the 18th century and is the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill. It was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in the English Baroque style and is a World Heritage Site. The impressive palace interiors were the work of master craftsmen, including rooms designed by Sir Christopher Wren and its furnishings and works of art reflect three hundred years of history. Blenheim Palaces gardens were designed by Capability Brown and the parks attractions include a maze, miniature railway and a butterfly house. You might also like to visit the 18th century Neoclassical country house Buscot Park, which has a collection of paintings by artists such as Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Botticelli. There are also more modern works of art on show, along with exhibits of glass, silver and ceramics and the house is surrounded by woods, lakes and gardens. Other attractions in Oxfordshire include Broughton Castle near Banbury, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford, Upton House near Banbury and the Uffington White Horse, a prehistoric hill figure which dates back to between 1400 BC and 600 BC.

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 30 September 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 14 October 2023

Oxfordshire Bead Fair

Oxfordshire Bead Fair

The Hornton Pavilion, Hornton, Oxfordshire

Sunday, 15 October 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 21 October 2023

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 18 November 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 25 November 2023

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 16 December 2023

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 13 April 2024

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 10 August 2024

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 5 October 2024

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 2 November 2024

Susan Mildenhall Painted Furniture

Susan Mildenhall Painted Furniture

Sonning Common, Oxfordshire

Hello, I began my commercial life in fashion but after having children I decided that ...

Sugar Lumps Jewellery

Sugar Lumps Jewellery

Banbury, Oxfordshire

Hi Im Alice, owner/ designer and creator of Sugar Lumps Jewellery, a one woman business! ...

Quaint

Quaint

Wantage, Oxfordshire

Handmade vases, plant pots, coasters, macramť plant pot hangers, ring dishes, trays. ...

Darling Designs

Darling Designs

Witney, Oxfordshire

Hi Im Gemma and I run Darling Designs! I make personalised gifts and stationary! I ...

Sarah Pye Fine Art

Sarah Pye Fine Art

Sonning Common, Oxfordshire

Original, framed , contemporary, impressionist paintings . Acrylic on deep edge canvases, ...

Edit Koliba

Edit Koliba

Didcot, Oxfordshire

I make unique handmade figures. I work with several techniques. Crocheted and felt figurines, ...

The Indian Block Print Co

The Indian Block Print Co

Middle Aston Bicester, Oxfordshire

We are a small family business based in Oxfordshire selling a huge range of hand carved ...

FireAndWind

FireAndWind

Town, Oxfordshire

Blacksmith and metal sculptor specialising in kinetic sculpture Instagram at fireandwind.art ...

Akashicsoulmap

Akashicsoulmap

Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire

I love Astrology and I love creating Acrylic paintings using brush work. This has been ...

Gabriella Nagy Horvath

Gabriella Nagy Horvath

Witney, Oxfordshire

I started making home decorations from pompoms and soft materials as a hobby. Now making ...

Mollie Moo Handmade Clothing

Mollie Moo Handmade Clothing

Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire

Hi, I am Laura, the creator of Mollie Moo Handmade Clothing. I spent a 10-year career ...

Handcrafted by Mary

Handcrafted by Mary

Witney, Oxfordshire

I make a lot of crochet toys of a varying size. I love embroidery and punch needling ...

Granny Annies Bears

Granny Annies Bears

Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire

My name is Annie and I am a Granny! I made my very first Teddy Bear during lockdown for ...

Winnies Original

Winnies Original

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Back in 2012, I happened upon the idea of Winnies Original after making jams from gifted ...

moon bubbles cbd

moon bubbles cbd

Garsington, Oxfordshire

we are a small independent company specialising in CBD bath and cosmetic products which ...

Cosy Creative Crafts

Cosy Creative Crafts

Banbury, Oxfordshire

I am a glass artist, working for 8 years with a variety of glass. Most of my work is ...

R Kay Jewellery

R Kay Jewellery

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

I am a small business producing Handmade Fine Silver Jewellery. Pendants, Earings and ...

A Snapshot of Time

A Snapshot of Time

Shippon, Oxfordshire

My name is Anne-Marie Leggat, my company name is A Snapshot of Time. Im a photographer ...

Cotswold Handmade Cards

Cotswold Handmade Cards

Witney, Oxfordshire

An independent, small, and local business, selling eco-friendly cards and gifts with ...

Itziar skincare

Itziar skincare

Didcot, Oxfordshire

Sustainable artisan soaps made with skin-loving ingredients to stimulate the senses and ...

Tanya Pierpoint

Tanya Pierpoint

Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire

I have always appreciated art and have been artistic in several ways. A year ago I decided ...

Sparkle Dust Wax Melts

Sparkle Dust Wax Melts

Witney, Oxfordshire

Sparkle Dust Wax Melts is a small business specialising in making wax melts. 100 percent ...

sewnbysally

sewnbysally

Bampton, Oxfordshire

I rediscovered my love for sewing during the pandemic, finding the creative process a ...

Alice Wilson

Alice Wilson

Witney, Oxfordshire

Unique hand painted gifts and interior pieces to brighten your home. I am a painter ...

RJees Art

RJees Art

Bicester, Oxfordshire

Hello all. I am a self taught artist, living in Bicester. I love creating illustrations ...

Shelamy Bespoke Designs

Shelamy Bespoke Designs

Witney, Oxfordshire

Shelamy Bespoke Designs is our brand new family run business in Oxfordshire, offering ...

Mariela Coello

Mariela Coello

Carterton, Oxfordshire

I started with this small project call Dukes candles few months ago and I have been very ...

Elena Simeonova ElsiArt8

Elena Simeonova ElsiArt8

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Elena Simeonova is Bulgarian born artist currently based in UK. She started her art journey ...

Jade Toovey

Jade Toovey

Wantage, Oxfordshire

My name is Jade and I have grown up expressing myself through artistic outlets. When ...

Louie Prints

Louie Prints

Bicester, Oxfordshire

Based in Oxfordshire, Louie has the simple aim of celebrating the relationships we really ...

ITSADRAW Ltd

ITSADRAW Ltd

Bicester, Oxfordshire

STARTING AS A LOCKDOWN VENTURE IN THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC, WHILST LOCKED IN THE HOUSE, ...

Abbott and Hunt Furniture Ltd

Abbott and Hunt Furniture Ltd

Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Located near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Abbott and Hunt specialize in bespoke, tailor-made ...

Paws for a Kind Thought Greeting Cards

Paws for a Kind Thought Greeting Cards

Burford, Oxfordshire

Paws for a Kind Thought is run by Creator/ Founder, Sasha Wood. All cards are designed ...

Betty and Joanne

Betty and Joanne

Lechlade, Oxfordshire

I have always been creative, drawing and painting from an early age, but, it wasnt until ...

Reeds of Mine

Reeds of Mine

Oxford, Oxfordshire

At my small workshop in Oxfordshire I make Reed Diffusers, Scented Candles and Wax Melts. ...

Hand carved things of use

Hand carved things of use

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Hi Iím George Iím 22, Iíve always been obsessed with wood, whether it was climbing trees ...


Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

(Born 1874 in Woodstock in Oxfordshire), Fiction, Nonfiction, Painting

Churchill was a prolific painter and writer. You can see many of his works at Chartwell in Kent, where he lived and worked for many years. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

Jane Burden

(Born 1839 in Oxford in Oxfordshire), Embroidery

Amongst many other talents, Jane was an accomplished embroiderer. She was the mother and embroidery teacher of May Morris.

She was married to William Morris and featured in painting by Rossetti, including The Day Dream and Place de Tolomie.

As a great example of social mobility, she rose from her humble beginnings to become an educated, multilingual and successful woman.