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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

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 29 October 2022

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 10 December 2022

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 17 December 2022

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 17 December 2022

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 18 March 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 25 March 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 8 April 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 15 April 2023

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 6 May 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 27 May 2023

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 3 June 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 17 June 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 17 June 2023

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 15 July 2023

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 22 July 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 19 August 2023

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 9 September 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 30 September 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 14 October 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 21 October 2023

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 18 November 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 25 November 2023

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Craft and Gift Market

Abingdon Guildhall, Abingdon On Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Craft and Gift Market

Thame Town Hall, Thame, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley Craft and Gift Market

Henley on Thames Town Hall, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Craft and Gift Market

Witney Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire

Saturday, 16 December 2023

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 ...

MyStampArt

MyStampArt

Witney, Oxfordshire

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

Quaint

Quaint

Wantage, Oxfordshire

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

The Pillow Trove

The Pillow Trove

Bicester, Oxfordshire

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

Maggie Bohm

Maggie Bohm

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

I find inspiration in nature for my art work pieces. Utilising plants, flowers, bark, ...

African Creations

African Creations

Kidlington, Oxfordshire

We make a range of sewn products from African wax print fabrics and jewellery made from ...

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, ...

Darling Designs

Darling Designs

Witney, Oxfordshire

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

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, ...

Edit Koliba

Edit Koliba

Didcot, Oxfordshire

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

Gabriella Nagy Horvath

Gabriella Nagy Horvath

Witney, Oxfordshire

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

R Kay Jewellery

R Kay Jewellery

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

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

Alea Kaboudahangi

Alea Kaboudahangi

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

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

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 ...

Lucas

Lucas

Town, Oxfordshire

Blacksmith and metal sculptor specialising in kinetic sculpture Instagram at LJmyart ...

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 ...

Skylark and Bloem

Skylark and Bloem

Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

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

Eden avenue

Eden avenue

Marcham, Oxfordshire

I sell not only vegan , organic and planet friendly hair care ( shampoo, shampoo bars ...

Little Rollright Farm Ltd

Little Rollright Farm Ltd

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

We sell Apple juice from our own orchards, Honey from our hives located here on the farm ...

Green Bow Tie Works

Green Bow Tie Works

Oxford, Oxfordshire

I am Adelle Gough, a fine artist, illustrator and felt sculptor working from my narrowboat ...

Avril Parkes

Avril Parkes

Wantage, Oxfordshire

I am an artist with a passion for animals and colour. I have always believed that all ...

Emma Baldwin Ceramics

Emma Baldwin Ceramics

Oxford, Oxfordshire

I was first introduced to clay at school aged 14 and have been working with it on and ...

Micio a nanna

Micio a nanna

Kidlington, Oxfordshire

Im Nozomi, the owner of the Micio a nanna. I create earrings using parts purchased in ...

The Pine in the Valley handmade eco jewellery

The Pine in the Valley handmade eco jewellery

Cholsey, Oxfordshire

I handmake a range of jewellery made from recycled sterling silver and other sustainable ...

Luna Daisy

Luna Daisy

Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire

I hand make polymer clay earrings that customers can choose which backing they would ...

Sarah Franklin Design

Sarah Franklin Design

Banbury, Oxfordshire

Hello! I am Sarah and I am a designer and illustrator based in North Oxfordshire. I ...

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.