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Arts and crafts in South West

South West has a population of around 5,380,000 and covers approximately 9,208 square miles. Here is a list of counties in South West: Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire.

Christchurch Craftroom Clearout Sale

Christchurch Craftroom Clearout Sale

Druitt Hall, Christchurch, Dorset

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Saturday, 16 May 2020

49th Chipppenham Folk Festival 2020

49th Chipppenham Folk Festival 2020

Island Park and High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Friday, 22 May 2020 (3 day event)

Christchurch Craftroom Clearout Sale

Christchurch Craftroom Clearout Sale

Druitt Hall, Christchurch, Dorset

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Christchurch Craftroom Clearout Sale

Christchurch Craftroom Clearout Sale

Druitt Hall, Christchurch, Dorset

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Probus Cornwall Bead Fair

Probus Cornwall Bead Fair

Probus Village Hall, Probus, Cornwall

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Christchurch Craftroom Clearout Sale

Christchurch Craftroom Clearout Sale

Druitt Hall, Christchurch, Dorset

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 22 August 2020

The British Caravanners Club Feast of Lanterns

The British Caravanners Club Feast of Lanterns

Turnpike Showground Motcombe Shaftsbury Dorset, motcombe, shaftsbury, Dorset

Thursday, 27 August 2020 (5 day event)

Feast of Lanterns

Feast of Lanterns

Turnpike Showground Motcombe Shaftsbury Dorset, motcombe, shaftsbury, Dorset

Saturday, 29 August 2020 (2 day event)

Dorset County Show

Dorset County Show

Dorset County Showground, Dorchester, Dorset

Saturday, 5 September 2020 (2 day event)

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Sudeley Castle - Great British Food Festival

Sudeley Castle - Great British Food Festival

Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Saturday, 19 September 2020 (2 day event)

South Brent Craft Event No.7

South Brent Craft Event No.7

The South Brent Village Hall, South Brent, Devon

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Christmas Craft Fair and Fun Day

Christmas Craft Fair and Fun Day

Harewood House, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon

Monday, 23 November 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 4 December 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 18 December 2020

Royal Bath and West Show

Royal Bath and West Show

Royal Bath and Wells Show The Showground Shepton Mallett Somerset BA4 6QN, Shepton Mallett, Shepton Mallett, Somerset

Friday, 28 May 2021 (3 day event)

Shaftesbury Scotts

Shaftesbury Scotts

Bournemouth, Dorset

My very first encounter of the millinery trade was in the late 80s. I lived in small market town called Wokingham and regularly attended ...

Class On Glass Designs By Maurice Coombe

Class On Glass Designs By Maurice Coombe

Wellington, Somerset

Maurice Coombe 35A, Churchfields Wellington Somerset TA21 8SE titcher at talktalk My name is Maurice, I am 60 yrs old. I took up glass ...

Artworks by Jan

Artworks by Jan

Ferndown, Dorset

A self taught artist who uses painting to relax and escape my structured life!! I really enjoy creating, using colour and different media, ...

Savanna Dell Rime

Savanna Dell Rime

Crewkerne, Somerset

I create unique and individual models of Animals, Christmas decorations, Brooches, Key Rings etc from photographs i can create your special ...

Youve Been Framed By Carol M

Youve Been Framed By Carol M

Torquay, Devon

Beautiful handcrafted led light up framed pictures, high quality frames and vibrant colourful embellishments used to create a very special ...

Dog Star Ceramics

Dog Star Ceramics

Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

I live in beautiful Wiltshire in the West of England. I have always been inspired by the natural environment and its relationship with ...

Zen Wood Design

Zen Wood Design

Exeter, Devon

The majority of my work is focused on animals sculpted from driftwood as wall art for the home or garden. Peoples pets are popular. That ...

West Country Galleries Gift Shop

West Country Galleries Gift Shop

Weston super mare, Somerset

About West Country Galleries Ė Established 2007 We are an on line art gallery selling art by renowned artists such as Adelene Fletcher, ...

Sue Bateman Textiles

Sue Bateman Textiles

Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

I have always had a yearning to use my creative skills to work for myself but it was very difficult to find the time needed to make a substantial ...

Jacqueline Redfern

Jacqueline Redfern

Thornford, Dorset

I love to paint nature, water and wildlife. I mostly use acrylic because of the depth of colour and texture. I have returned to Dorset ...

Entwined Art by Bumbalo

Entwined Art by Bumbalo

Stroud, Gloucestershire

ďHi Everyone I am a Sicilian Visual Artist currently leaving and working in the Uk. I Paint using different mediums and different techniques, ...

Sew Happy

Sew Happy

Chard, Somerset

My love for sewing has grown and grown since I first sat behind a sewing machine at school at the age of 12. Since then Ive gone on to ...

Greatful Treasures

Greatful Treasures

Swindon, Wiltshire

Celebration frame for any occasion, can be personalised with name and date, and message inserted if required, such as favourite quote or ...

Stained Glass Wall Art by Belinda

Stained Glass Wall Art by Belinda

Swindon, Wiltshire

My designs are items of wall and window art, made to be displayed either individually or as a group. To view my designs please check out ...

Hog and Tallow

Hog and Tallow

Winsham, Somerset

We are Jess and Emma founders of Hog and Tallow soaps based in rural Somerset. At Hog and Tallow we hand make sustainable soaps using South ...

Blue Artemis

Blue Artemis

Portishead, Somerset

I am a designer/artist now specialising in surface pattern/decoration on fine bone china and porcelain. My career background was in i ...

Josh Sone bowls

Josh Sone bowls

St veep, Cornwall

HI. My name if Josh. I make wooden bowls, plates, and cups on a traditional pole lathe. For examples of my work, please see my instagram: ...

CRAFT AND TEXT SHOW

CRAFT AND TEXT SHOW

Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Craft4Crafters - Bath and West Showground Shepton Mallet 12th-14th April - 10am-5pm daily Over 100 crafting supply businesses, groups ...

Ditsy Caterpillar Crafts

Ditsy Caterpillar Crafts

Taunton, Somerset

Ditsy Caterpillar Crafts is the place for handmade greeting cards and gifts. All of our cards are 3D and they have a blank insert for customers ...

Bretton Morris Wood Crafts

Bretton Morris Wood Crafts

Bournemouth, Dorset

I am passionate about our natural world and conservation, I create images using digital manipulation and transfer them onto pine panels ...

Beautiful Card Company

Beautiful Card Company

Warminster, Wiltshire

Artist, Teacher and Arts Facilitator with over 30 years experience. I work in a variety of mediums. Run workshops for all ages and abilities. ...

Glass by Debbie

Glass by Debbie

Swindon, Wiltshire

I am a fused glass artist working from my studio in the small town of Cricklade at the edge of the Cotswolds. I discovered the wonders ...

The Home Crafters

The Home Crafters

Yate Central, Bristol

The Home Crafters are a community of artists and designers local to Bristol, UK, creating all sorts of wonderful and bespoke hand-made ...

Beautiful Daisy

Beautiful Daisy

Erlestoke Devizes, Wiltshire

I specialise in creating bespoke Kusudama Paper Origami Flowers. Each paper flower includes a button or gem centre with a stem. These ...

Bonnika The Magic of Needlefelt

Bonnika The Magic of Needlefelt

Bridgwater, Somerset

At Bonnika , I craft and create a range of Waldorf Inspired magical Needlefelted Angels, Fairies, Goddess, and Wizards. Each one is individually ...

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, trinket dishes, hors dOeuvre dishes, coasters, ...

Hunt The Moon

Hunt The Moon

Ivybridge, Devon

We are a screen printing, tie dye, blank / plain clothing and other craft supplier and distributor. We sell various brands including Speedball, ...

Eartha Luck

Eartha Luck

Corfe Castle, Dorset

All of my artwork for my cards, prints and fabric started life as photographs taken on my wild rambling walks through the woods, hills, ...

Wool N Felt UK

Wool N Felt UK

Saltash, Cornwall

Based in Cornwall and overlooking Dartmoor, I specialize in felted accessories and clothing. Some of my wares can be viewed at Cotehele ...

Jeffrey Hart

Jeffrey Hart

Bristol, Somerset

I carve cooking and eating utensils from green wood, using just an axe and some very sharp knives. My joy comes from creating beautiful ...

Kernow knitwear

Kernow knitwear

Fourlanes, Cornwall

We are an independent, family run company based in the heart of Cornwall, near Redruth. The word Kernow simply means Cornwall in the Cornish ...

Craft and Textile Show

Craft and Textile Show

Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Craft4Crafters Craft Textile and Quilt Show 17-19th October Over 150 craft suppliers including sewing needle craft, embroidery, crochet, ...

Em Crafts

Em Crafts

Swindon, Wiltshire

We are a family of crafters which all began with handmade crochet and knitted gifts, blankets and baby accessories. We have a great passion ...

Hessian Delights

Hessian Delights

Tiverton, Devon

My name is Ivani Collins and I founded Hessian Delights two years ago. Hessian Delights started from my passion for art and natural materials ...

Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

Cotham, Bristol

I started making mosaics and stained glass, built up an Etsy site selling these then branched out into general craftwork, building up a ...

Veronica Rose

Veronica Rose

Torpoint, Cornwall

Working from my studio in a lovely Cornish Village I design and create quirky and fun bags, cushions and childrens clothes. I source fabrics ...

Setting up your art space

Setting up your art space

Ferndown, Dorset

Some of us are very fortunate to have a dedicated area at home that we call our own where we create our artwork. But itís easier said than ...

Memories of my arty parents

Memories of my arty parents

Ferndown, Dorset

Mum, as far back as I remember was always drawing and painting. We lived in the city centre of the old Manchester during the late 1950s ...

Draw every day finding time

Draw every day finding time

Ferndown, Dorset

Life is busy, busy, busy!! I donít know about you guys, but I find it difficult to draw every day. Itís easier when I am working at home, ...

Getting started. Coming back to your art

Getting started. Coming back to your art

Ferndown, Dorset

Didnít really appreciate how hard this was going to be. I kept thinking about getting my arty stuff out of the bowels of the loft for ...

Guidelines for artists

Guidelines for artists

Ferndown, Dorset

During my research, I came across quite a few examples of ďten rules for artistsĒ, which I found quite useful. So, I have taken a combination ...

Welcome to my art blog

Welcome to my art blog

Ferndown, Dorset

Why create a blog post? Iíve come back to my art after a 30+ year break. You know the score, career as a project/programme management ...

Mosaic workshops coming soon

Mosaic workshops coming soon

Kingswood, Bristol

Hi everyone at long last Im starting workshops for beginners to learn the introduction of this beautiful craft of mosics. They will be ...

Finally took the Plunge

Finally took the Plunge

Warminster, Wiltshire

Believe it or not it has taken me over 3 years to join UK Craft Fairs. Not out of laziness just the opposite I get so busy making the selling ...

New indoor stall and workshop

New indoor stall and workshop

Kingswood, Bristol

Im looking forward to moving into my new indoor stall and workshop next week at Westerleigh Park Westerleigh next week where people can ...

That pesky snow

That pesky snow

Cotham, Bristol

Hi crafters! I did my first craft fair this weekend at Chipping Sodbury town hall. About 40 stall holders showed up and we all went to ...

Back in Business

Back in Business

Crewkerne, Somerset

2017 was a sad year for me, i lost my beloved Holly Dog in June, my Father died in November, my little Rascal Dog had to be put to sleep ...

Making Jam and Felting

Making Jam and Felting

Crewkerne, Somerset

have been quite busy for the last couple of weeks making loads of Jam! the Blackberries and Elderberries around us are abundant so i have ...

Heavy Horse Weekend

Heavy Horse Weekend

Crewkerne, Somerset

This Weekend we attended the Heavy Horse Show at Nynehead near Wellington on Saturday and Buckham Fayre on Sunday, Saturday was blowing ...

Being Creative

Being Creative

Crewkerne, Somerset

It has not stopped raining here so i have taken the opportunity of staying indoors and being creative, i am in a painting mode at the moment ...

Honiton Show

Honiton Show

Crewkerne, Somerset

I was at Honiton Show yesterday and despite the awful weather on Wednesday which made the show ground a quagmire for Thursday it was not ...

Back from the Royal Welsh Show

Back from the Royal Welsh Show

Crewkerne, Somerset

Well i am back from Wales and it seems like it never happened it went so fast! the Weather was lovely Monday and Tuesday but got worse ...

Wet day on the Hills

Wet day on the Hills

Crewkerne, Somerset

A perfect day for snuggling up indoors and doing some Felting! i decided to make this little Fox key ring after seeing a Fox in the Garden ...

Back to Black

Back to Black

Crewkerne, Somerset

Can you believe it, we are back to Autumn, or so it felt yesterday! it was cold, foggy, raining, i didnt go out at all, where has summer ...

Remembering Holly Dog

Remembering Holly Dog

Crewkerne, Somerset

Well it has been a week now since our precious little Holly Dog left us and i had to make a Needle Felt model of her, now every time i ...

Hotter than July

Hotter than July

Crewkerne, Somerset

Well its a bit different Temperature wise since my last Blog, its now so hot im not going outside! the Cottage being Thatched is brilliant ...

Felting Vallegro

Felting Vallegro

Crewkerne, Somerset

Its a bit chilly on the Hills today and im feeling a bit fragile after spending a lovely evening with my Sister and Neice at the Spirit ...

Do You Like Tattoos But Not The PAIN

Do You Like Tattoos But Not The PAIN

Wellington, Somerset

Do You Like Tattoos????? But Not The PAIN Or The Body INK???? Why Not Have Your Favorite Tattoo Engraved Onto Glass-And Its Permanent ...

Im no longer a market stall Virgin

Im no longer a market stall Virgin

Torpoint, Cornwall

Well today was my first taste of selling my creations to our best friend, the general public. I was up really early, 5.45am after spending ...

Wool Batts

Wool Batts

Saltash, Cornwall

I am now creating and selling wool batts. Making as many as possible until my Carpal Tunnel release ops. Using Merino, alpaca, silk ...


Damien Hirst

(Born 1965 in Bristol), Painting, Sculpture

Controversial British artist and sculptor.

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.

Geoffrey Grigson

(Born 1905 in Pelynt in Cornwall), Poetry

A British poet, writer and critic becoming known as an influential poet in the 1930s and was the editor of the poetry magazine New Verse from 1933 to 1939.

Ralph Bates

(Born 1899 in Swindon in Wiltshire), Fiction

He wrote nine novels between 1933 and 1950, his last one being The Dolphin in the Wood.

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.

John Angel

(Born 1881 in Newton Abbott in Devon), Sculpture

John Angel was particularly known for his ecclesiastical sculptures. In 1919 he was elected to the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

Harold Gilman

(Born 1876 in Rode in Somerset), Painting

Harold Gilman, British artist, painted portraits and landscapes and was a member of the Camden Town Group.

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.

Sidney Curnow Vosper

(Born 1866 in Plymouth in Devon), Painting, Etching

Perhaps his most best known work was the portrait of Sian Owen, who was in the congregation at Capel Salem in Pentre Gwynfryn. The paint is know simply by the name of Salem.

Alfred Wallis

(Born 1855 in Devonport in Devon), Painting

He was a Cornish Fisherman, who became an artist after the death of his wife in 1922 when he began to paint. He was completely self taught and never had any lessons. The style of his paintings are known as naive art, where perspective is ignored and the scale of the object is based on its relative importance to the scene.

Emma Gifford

(Born 1840 in Plymouth in Devon), Fiction, Poetry

Emma was a writer in her own right. As well as being a suffrage supporter and marcher. She was the first wife of Thomas Hardy. Hardy wrote some of his best poetry after her death in 1912. Inspired by his remorse.

Emma met Thomas at her home at St Juliot. She was the unpaid companion to Reverend Caddell Holder and he was an architect writing a report about the local church.

Thomas Hardy

(Born 1840 in Stinsford in Dorset), Fiction, Poetry

Hardy is a famous British author, well known for works such as Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the dUrbervilles and more.

He wrote Far from the Madding Crown whilst at the home he was born in. A thatched cottage in Dorchester, thought to be the inspiration for his fictional Wessex.

John Brodribb Henry Irving

(Born 1838 in Keinton Mandeville in Somerset), Theatre

He was the first ever actor to be awarded a knighthood. He performed at the Lyceum in the West End of London. There is a statue of Irving behind the National Portrait Gallery in London. He is believed to be the inspiration for Bram Stokers Dracula.

Edwin Longsden Long

(Born 1829 in Bath in Somerset), Painting

Edwin Longsden Long, English artist, painted portraits and historical scenes.

William Henry Fox Talbot

(Born 1800 in Melbury Abbas in Dorset), Photography

Talbot was an inventor who developed an early photographic process called calotype.

Margaret Fownes Luttrell

(Born 1726 in Dunster in Somerset), Art, Painting

An English artist, born in and heiress to Dunster Castle, where you can see two of her paintings (View of an Imaginary Castle with a Round Tower - View of an Imaginary Castle with Two Towers). Also at the castle, you can see four painting of Margaret.

Joshua Reynolds

(Born 1723 in Plympton in Devon), Painting

Reynolds was an 18th century English portrait painter, who helped to found the Royal Academy and was there first president. He painted in the grand manner, not copying his subjects exactly as they really were but reflected their nobility. You can see a number of his portraits in the Reynolds room at Knole in Kent.