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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.

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 4 May 2024

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sunday, 5 May 2024

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

West Woodlands Showground, Frome, Somerset

Sunday, 12 May 2024

Devon County Show

Devon County Show

Devon County Showground, Westpoint, Exeter, Devon

Thursday, 16 May 2024 (3 day event)

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 18 May 2024

Cornish Bead Fair - Probus

Cornish Bead Fair - Probus

Probus Village Hall, Probus, Cornwall

Sunday, 19 May 2024

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 1 June 2024

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

West Woodlands Showground, Frome, Somerset

Sunday, 9 June 2024

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 29 June 2024

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 6 July 2024

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 13 July 2024

Crafty Boaters Summer Market

Crafty Boaters Summer Market

Lechlade Memorial Hall, Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire

Sunday, 14 July 2024

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

West Woodlands Showground, Frome, Somerset

Sunday, 14 July 2024

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 3 August 2024

Lydiard Hall food and drink festival

Craft Fair

Lydiard Hall, Lydiard Tregose, Swindon, Wiltshire

Saturday, 10 August 2024 (2 day event)

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

West Woodlands Showground, Frome, Somerset

Sunday, 11 August 2024

Mid Somerset Show

Mid Somerset Show

The MidSomerset Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Sunday, 18 August 2024

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 24 August 2024

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sunday, 25 August 2024

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Monday, 26 August 2024

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 14 September 2024

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Saturday, 21 September 2024

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 5 October 2024

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

Frome Flea Market and Craft Fair

West Woodlands Showground, Frome, Somerset

Sunday, 13 October 2024

Crafty Boaters Autumn Market

Crafty Boaters Autumn Market

Lechlade Memorial Hall, Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire

Sunday, 13 October 2024

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Saturday, 26 October 2024

Crafty Boaters Christmas Market

Crafty Boaters Christmas Market

Lechlade Memorial Hall, Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire

Sunday, 10 November 2024

Devizes Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Ceres Hall The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire

Saturday, 16 November 2024

Crafty Boaters Christmas Market

Crafty Boaters Christmas Market

Lechlade Memorial Hall, Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire

Sunday, 17 November 2024

Salisbury Christmas Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall Square, Salisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 22 November 2024 (7 day event)

Salisbury Christmas market 2024

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall Square, Salisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 22 November 2024 (7 day event)

Salisbury Christmas market 2024

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall Square, Salisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 29 November 2024 (7 day event)

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 29 November 2024

Salisbury Christmas Market Week 2

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall Square, Salisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 29 November 2024 (7 day event)

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 30 November 2024

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sunday, 1 December 2024

Salisbury Christmas Market Week 3

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 6 December 2024 (7 day event)

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 6 December 2024

Salisbury Christmas Market 2024

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall Square, Salisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 6 December 2024 (7 day event)

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Saturday, 7 December 2024

Salisbury Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sunday, 8 December 2024

Salisbury Christmas Market week 4

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall Square, Salisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 13 December 2024 (7 day event)

Salisbury Christmas Market 2024

Craft Fair

Salisbury Guildhall Square, Salisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Friday, 13 December 2024 (7 day event)

Marlborough Craft and Gift Market

Craft Fair

Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Saturday, 14 December 2024

Royal Bath and West Show

Royal Bath and West Show

Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Friday, 30 May 2025 (3 day event)

Cotswolds Country Fair

Cotswolds Country Fair

Cotswold Country Fair, Cirencester Park, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Sunday, 6 July 2025 (2 day event)

Artworks by Jan

Artworks by Jan

Ferndown, Dorset

A self taught artist who uses painting to relax and escape my structured life!! I really ...

Jacqueline Redfern

Jacqueline Redfern

Sherborne, Dorset

I love to paint nature, water and wildlife. I mostly use acrylic because of the depth ...

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 ...

Jans Art

Jans Art

Tiverton, Devon

I love love love painting and spend hours looking for inspirational images which inspire ...

Cockles and Heart Vintage Candles

Cockles and Heart Vintage Candles

Totnes, Devon

Cockles and Heart candles are gorgeously different. We handcraft them using essential ...

West Country Galleries Gift Shop

West Country Galleries Gift Shop

Weston super mare, Somerset

About West Country Galleries – Established 2007 We are an on line art gallery selling ...

Poppy Prints

Exhibitor

Salisbury, Wiltshire

This is a new adventure as I am disabled and cannot work in ordinary situations. I use ...

Codi Couture

Codi Couture

Eastville, Bristol

I create clothing which is generally childrens clothing but also venture into adults, ...

ALCHEMY AND FLAME

ALCHEMY AND FLAME

City of Bristol, Bristol

Alchemy and Flame is based in the heard of Bristol. I started making artisan soaps 5 ...

Wyvernwares

Wyvernwares

Devizes, Wiltshire

I use a range of mediums to explore themes of nature with a focus on life and death. ...

Julie Bedding

Julie Bedding

Swindon, Wiltshire

Hand Knitted Baby and childrens wear as well as blankets and shawls. One of the main ...

Louisa Shorney Artist Writer Healer

Louisa Shorney Artist Writer Healer

Taunton, Somerset

I weave my spiritual practice into to all that I make and do, I am a shamanic healer ...

ROSES RECYCLED ART

ROSES RECYCLED ART

Looe, Cornwall

Hi my friends I have discovered the world of upcycling . I love turning jars and bottles ...

Heart 2 Home Creations

Heart 2 Home Creations

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Heart 2 Home creations was a long time coming. Over years we have created and made for ...

Hnmd By CAS

Hnmd By CAS

Bournemouth, Dorset

I’ve always loved art but got back into making art in 2019. My art journey has lead me ...

Sew Xsan

Sew Xsan

Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Sew Xsan is a small business dedicated to bringing high quality, handmade clothing and ...

Alexs Baskets

Alexs Baskets

Bridgwater, Somerset

My name is Alex and I have been weaving for about a year and a half now. I used to be ...

Giusi Bumbalo Art

Giusi Bumbalo Art

Stroud, Gloucestershire

“Hi Everyone I am a Sicilian Visual Artist currently leaving and working in the Uk. ...

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 ...

The Humble Woodshed

The Humble Woodshed

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

How the Humble Woodshed started ... Hello, name is Mike and back in May 2019 I suffered ...

The Bright Star Studio

The Bright Star Studio

Shaftesbury, Dorset

I started arts and crafts as a distraction from anxiety and depression. When I had family ...

Furry Frames by Joanna

Furry Frames by Joanna

South Brent, Devon

I am an amateur photographer living in Devon with a profound love of animals. Allow me ...

SparkleLin Creations

SparkleLin Creations

Swindon, Wiltshire

I live in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside with my husband and two dogs (a Cavachon ...

Without Borders Studio

Without Borders Studio

Swindon, Wiltshire

A luxurious, sustainable way to shop knitwear. For you. Crafted by us. A skilful combination ...

Jenni

Jenni

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Here at Jens designs, I handmake a wide range of resin coasters and trays. Each coaster ...

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, ...

Hunt The Moon

Hunt The Moon

Ivybridge, Devon

We are a screen printing, tie dye, blank / plain clothing and other craft supplier and ...

Pins and Needles

Pins and Needles

Shaftesbury, Dorset

I’m a seamstress who makes beautiful sewn items for example hair accessories, purses, ...

Little Mix Candle

Little Mix Candle

Swindon, Wiltshire

Hello, My name is Justyna and I run a small local business called Little Mix Candle. ...

AJ Designs 71

AJ Designs 71

Redfield, Bristol

I produce unique jewellery from semi-precious beads and resin. This includes necklaces, ...

Crafty Fingers Shop

Crafty Fingers Shop

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Welcome! My name is Tatyana. I believe that creativity makes our life brighter and ...

Venus In Glass

Venus In Glass

Frome, Somerset

Hello there! My name is Justyna and Im stained glass artist based in Somerset, UK. I ...

The Inky Bee

The Inky Bee

Lechlade, Gloucestershire

We are two friends who started up a little lino print business together. We have enjoyed ...

Light A Penny Candle

Light A Penny Candle

Trowbridge, Wiltshire

I make hand poured scented container candles, primarily in tins, using high quality fragrance ...

Claudine Fine Arts

Claudine Fine Arts

Ferndown, Dorset

All of my bespoke artwork is designed and hand painted onto glassware which is individually ...

The Bishopstone Witch

The Bishopstone Witch

Bishopstone, Wiltshire

Welcome to my enchanting craft shop, where magic and creativity intertwine to bring you ...

Newbe

Newbe

Tiverton, Devon

After nursing for over 30 year’s retirement was always going to be a challenge, got the ...

Food and foliage gifts are always a winner

Food and foliage gifts are always a winner

Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire

Christmas gift giving can get really difficult for the people in your life that seem ...

Spencer House Gallery

Spencer House Gallery

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

It is not that often you walk into an art gallery and feel completely comfortable and ...

Time to reflect

Time to reflect

Devizes, Wiltshire

Crafting is one of best ways to reflect on yourself and who you are as a person. For ...

Earing time

Earing time

Devizes, Wiltshire

Finding places in the garden as backdrops for earings is fantastic fun.

Sunny day photos

Sunny day photos

Devizes, Wiltshire

Out in the sun today finally taking photos of some long overdue crafts. Excited to be ...

Taking the opportunity to get down the Autumn colours in Gloucestershire

Taking the opportunity to get down the Autumn colours in Gloucestershire

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

We took the opportunity to go out sketching whilst the leaves were still on the trees. ...

Photos are a good way to keep your ideas alive

Photos are a good way to keep your ideas alive

Sherborne, Dorset

Whilst walking last autumn, I passed a hedge rows that was so beautiful it looked like ...

Don't be scared to experiment

Don't be scared to experiment

Sherborne, Dorset

I recently visited the local wood yard where there were several offcuts in a bin. I brought ...

River scribbles

River scribbles

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

We are lucky to live near the River Severn, the somewhat famous bend in the River called ...

Designing your arts and crafts stall

Designing your arts and crafts stall

Ferndown, Dorset

You have booked a space at a local arts and crafts fair and your attention turns to designing ...

Attending arts and craft fairs

Attending arts and craft fairs

Ferndown, Dorset

So, after much thought and deliberation, you have decided to attend your first art and ...

Keeping an art journal

Keeping an art journal

Ferndown, Dorset

Hands up. Who keeps a journal? A journal of any kind? Me!! I could be considered as a ...

Sourcing printers for your artwork

Sourcing printers for your artwork

Ferndown, Dorset

This was so difficult! It all started when people were enquiring about some “nice” prints ...

Creating a website

Creating a website

Ferndown, Dorset

With the world revolving around technology, an emerging artist (yes, I am trying to be) ...

Finding inspiration

Finding inspiration

Ferndown, Dorset

Inspiration can take many forms and pops up unexpectedly. It could come in an observation, ...

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 ...

Memories Links to the past

Memories Links to the past

Ferndown, Dorset

Mum, as far back as I remember was always drawing and painting. We lived in the city ...

Draw every day finding time

Draw every day finding time

Ferndown, Dorset

Life is busy, busy, busy!! I don’t know about you guys, but I find it difficult to draw ...

Getting started Coming back to your art

Getting started Coming back to your art

Ferndown, Dorset

Didn’t really appreciate how hard this was going to be. I kept thinking about getting ...

Guidelines for artists

Guidelines for artists

Ferndown, Dorset

During my research, I came across quite a few examples of “ten rules for artists”, which ...

Welcome to my art blog

Welcome to my art blog

Ferndown, Dorset

Why create a blog post? I’ve come back to my art after a 30+ year break. You know the ...

Mosaic workshops coming soon

Exhibitor

Kingswood, Bristol

Hi everyone at long last Im starting workshops for beginners to learn the introduction ...

New indoor stall and workshop

Exhibitor

Kingswood, Bristol

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


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.