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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.

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 6 November 2021

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Friday, 19 November 2021

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Lesley Stevens of Decorque Ltd

Lesley Stevens of Decorque Ltd

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Decorque says unique design, pattern, colour and British made a one-stop card and gift ...

Molly OKeene Arts and Crafts

Molly OKeene Arts and Crafts

Banbury, Oxfordshire

Hi Iím Molly, My background is in watercolours and picture framing but over the last ...

Liz Corley Art

Liz Corley Art

Carterton, Oxfordshire

Hello! I am Liz, an Artist based on the edge of the Cotswolds in West Oxfordshire. I ...

MyStampArt

MyStampArt

Witney, Oxfordshire

Using vintage postage stamps I create tea-light holders and pictures. Each item is bespoke ...

The Pillow Trove

The Pillow Trove

Bicester, Oxfordshire

Welcome to The Pillow Trove! etsy/ca-fr/shop/ThePillowTrove The Pillow Trove began ...

Glass Matters

Glass Matters

Wantage, Oxfordshire

I make stained glass art using Tiffany style technique. I have always loved glass art ...

Susie Bean Home

Susie Bean Home

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

After many years in the art world, first as an arts magazine editor, and latterly a gallerist, ...

Antler Wearables

Antler Wearables

Oxford, Oxfordshire

I have a full time career and strive to achieve a work life balance with my family. ...

CanDidYes

CanDidYes

Kings Sutton, Oxfordshire

Can Did Yes! Is the system that will help you change your habits. A visual product that ...

Charlotte Marlow Art

Charlotte Marlow Art

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Charlotte is a pet portrait, equine and wildlife artist working predominantly in coloured ...

Sarah Pye Fine Art

Sarah Pye Fine Art

Sonning Common, Oxfordshire

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

Some Simple Bespoke

Some Simple Bespoke

Witney, Oxfordshire

Hello, My name is James and im a local, young furniture maker that has recently qualified ...

Bags Of Fun UK

Bags Of Fun UK

Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire

Our gifts and bags - individually handcrafted in Oxfordshire - British fabrics used ...

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 ...

Bumblebee Crafts

Bumblebee Crafts

Witney, Oxfordshire

We are Mother and daughter crafters We got together over a mutual love of crafts. We ...

Wildlife Watercolours by Edward Moss

Wildlife Watercolours by Edward Moss

Uffington Nr Faringdon, Oxfordshire

My dream as a boy was to be a wildlife biologist and I managed to achieve a PhD studying ...

We Love African Fabrics

We Love African Fabrics

Kidlington, Oxfordshire

We are gradually developing a range of products from African wax print fabrics. The homewares ...

R Kay Jewellery

R Kay Jewellery

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

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

Gees Jewellery

Gees Jewellery

Hampton poyle, Oxfordshire

I am a small business making bright earrings by hand out of polymer clay with resin on ...

Holistically Astro

Holistically Astro

Bicester, Oxfordshire

We are Andy and Linda, living in the beautiful countryside of North Oxfordshire, we met ...

Jasmine Eaton

Jasmine Eaton

Banbury, Oxfordshire

I like to use textiles to make gorgeous soft toys using materials such as Rose and Hubble. ...

Alea Kaboudahangi

Alea Kaboudahangi

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Mums hand made lucky gemstone jewellery is a mother and daughter business. Our bracelets, ...

Shelamy bespoke design

Shelamy bespoke design

Witney, Oxfordshire

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

Skylark and Bloem

Skylark and Bloem

Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

Hello! I am Myrna and I make beautiful resin jewellery using pressed flowers, glitter, ...

West Brook Craft

West Brook Craft

Chilton, Oxfordshire

Hey! We are WestBrookCraft and we are made up of Jodie (The artistic one) and James (The ...

Adoorable Si Si

Adoorable Si Si

Banbury, Oxfordshire

I am a current student studying an Ma in Visual communication with a love for all things ...

Samantha Hart

Samantha Hart

Carterton, Oxfordshire

I am a BA hons graduate from Bournemouth Arts University. Freelancing as a collage artist ...

Jeannette Colby

Jeannette Colby

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

We love All cheeses and enjoy sharing our passion of cheese with others savouring the ...

The Bees Knees Niceties

The Bees Knees Niceties

Carterton, Oxfordshire

Hi, Im Victoria but please call me Vic. I have always been passionate about our bees, ...

Tracy Pearce

Tracy Pearce

Witney, Oxfordshire

I started making wreaths as a hobby abd now I am addicted so decided I would like to ...

Anna Jones

Anna Jones

Reading, Oxfordshire

Amora Candles produce hand poured candles made from natural soy wax and the highest quality ...

Little Cottage Designs

Little Cottage Designs

Towersey, Oxfordshire

Having recently retired from a career in the NHS lasting 40 years, I decided to follow ...

Nepal Fundraising Pottery and Bags

Nepal Fundraising Pottery and Bags

Islip Oxford, Oxfordshire

We are three women who have volunteered as English teachers in schools in Nepal since ...

JD Jewelery

JD Jewelery

Banbury, Oxfordshire

As an independant Jewelery producer, I can adapt any item to your requirements, including ...

Autumnslolly

Autumnslolly

Banbury, Oxfordshire

I began knitting again when my daughter was expecting my first granddaughter and well ...

Waste Not wotnotts

Waste Not wotnotts

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Im a sixties child when recycling was norm., to throw anything out was very bad form. ...

Believe you CAN until you DID YES

Believe you CAN until you DID YES

Kings Sutton, Oxfordshire

believeyoucan What does that mean? The first step to making any change is to believe ...

Sewing Team Days

Sewing Team Days

Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire

Sewing is a traditional craft where regardless of experience or talent anyone can sew ...


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.