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Arts and crafts in West Sussex

West Sussex (including Adur, Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and Worthing) is in the South East of England. It has a population of around 807,000 and covers approximately 199,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey.

County flag of West SussexThe county town of West Sussex is Chichester, where you can visit Pallant House Gallery which has a large collection of 20th century British art and Chichester Cathedral, that in addition to its impressive Norman and Gothic architecture is noted for its modern works of art. Located near Chichester, Goodwood House is a 17th century stately home which has an extensive art collection, including paintings by Canaletto, Joshua Reynolds and George Stubbs as well as tapestries and ceramics. The estate is a venue for a range of events and is home to the Cass Sculpture Foundation, where visitors can see a variety of sculptures among the picturesque landscape and purchase the work created by contemporary artists. Performing arts venues in West Sussex include the Capitol Theatre in Horsham, The Hawth Theatre in Crawley, Chichester Festival Theatre, Connaught Theatre in Worthing and Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea.

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in the village of Singleton has dozens of buildings from previous centuries, which were moved from their original locations and reconstructed on the site. Inside they have been furnished and decorated as they would have looked in the past, whilst outside the landscape and farm animals add to the sense of how people once lived and worked. The museum also runs country events and activities, such as demonstrations of traditional rural crafts. The Worthing Museum and Art Gallery has a large collection of textiles and costumes from the 17th to 21st century, along with collections of toys, dolls, paintings and sculpture. Other attractions in West Sussex include Arundel Castle, Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, Petworth House, Fishbourne Roman Palace, the ruins of Cowdray Castle near Midhurst, South Downs National Park, Worthing Pier and Tilgate Park in Crawley.

There is an excellent arts and crafts house in East Grinstead called Standen. You can see house interiors by William Morris, William AS Benson and William De Morgan.

Spring Craft Fayre

Spring Craft Fayre

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 3 March 2019 (4 day event)

Craft Fayre

Craft Fayre

Guildborne Centre, Worthing, West Sussex

Saturday, 9 March 2019 (7 day event)

Craft Fayre

Craft Fayre

Guildborne Centre, Worthing, West Sussex

Saturday, 23 March 2019 (7 day event)

Handmade Spring Craft Fair

Handmade Spring Craft Fair

Woodland Centre, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Easter Craft Event

Easter Craft Event

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 14 April 2019 (4 day event)

Homemade Summer Craft Fair

Homemade Summer Craft Fair

Woodland Centre, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Homemade Autumn Craft Fair

Homemade Autumn Craft Fair

Woodland Centre, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Sunday, 22 September 2019

LANCING COLLEGE CRAFT SHOW

LANCING COLLEGE CRAFT SHOW

Lanicng College, Lancing, West Sussex

Saturday, 26 October 2019 (2 day event)

Christmas Craft Fayre with Santa

Christmas Craft Fayre with Santa

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 17 November 2019 (4 day event)

Christmas Craft Fayre with Santa

Christmas Craft Fayre with Santa

Field Place, Worthing, West Sussex

Sunday, 1 December 2019 (4 day event)

Homemade Christmas Craft Fair

Homemade Christmas Craft Fair

Woodland Centre, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Susan Pearson

Susan Pearson

Crawley, West Sussex

I have for sometime , worked with a variety of arts and craft media, but I am now focused on producing my own hand-made felt in the creation ...

Praenuntia

Praenuntia

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Praenuntia brings together artists who make handcrafted jewellery. We feature a great variety of styles and a price range that goes from ...

Fandangle Crafts

Fandangle Crafts

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Im a wood and metal artist and crafter based in West Sussex and have built myself a workshop in my garden where I create Art and Crafts ...

JillyTills art work

JillyTills art work

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I enjoy my drawings and paintings so much. It gives me so much pleasure. I now make my own cards and paint on water colour paint boards ...

Sandys Rocks

Sandys Rocks

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Here is just a small sample of the Jewellery I make. I use quality materials, Genuine Semi-Precious Gem Stones. Sterling Silver and 9ct ...

Lucy Bradshaw Jewellery

Lucy Bradshaw Jewellery

Arundel, West Sussex

I design and create handmade Sterling silver jewellery with a twist of colour. As seen in Vogue, Tatler and Elle Magazine. Each collections ...

Georgina Lillywhite Designs

Georgina Lillywhite Designs

Lower Beeding, West Sussex

I design and make contemporary silver jewellery including earrings, pendants, bracelets, bangles and brooches using sterling silver and ...

A Local Printer Ltd

A Local Printer Ltd

Storrington, West Sussex

Special discount for ukcraftfairs users! Visit alocalprinter and enter UKCRAFT5 at checkout to receive a 5% discount off all printing ...

Cwerky Creations

Cwerky Creations

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

As the name suggests, l offer a quirky range of items designed and crafted in paper. Cards for ALL occasions, gift tags, gift boxes, decorative ...

Ribbon Rock and Rolls

Ribbon Rock and Rolls

Worthing, West Sussex

Hi All thank you for taking the time to look into our small family business. We are a bulk wholesaler of ribbons from woven ribbon to ...

Tiny Wish Designs

Tiny Wish Designs

Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

Hi, Im Eleanor. I create bespoke personalised paintings for babies and children. I gained a BA (hons) in Fine Art from Liverpool University ...

David J Lilly Making Beauty Manifest

David J Lilly Making Beauty Manifest

Coombes, West Sussex

David loves colour and its interplay with light and finds inspiration from large open vistas and densely wooded landscapes two very different ...

PS Fayres

PS Fayres

Storrington, West Sussex

Fayre organiser mainly craft and wedding fayres but have done table fairs too, over the last 20 years in West Sussex We try to find affordable ...

Little Green Frog

Little Green Frog

Worthing, West Sussex

Im new to this game of selling my crafts but have been making for many years. Recently made all my sons wedding favours, decorations, invitations ...

CT Jewellery

CT Jewellery

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

I have been making and designing one of a kind polymer clay costume jewellery for approx 5-6 years. Each piece is individual and is not ...

Time Squares

Time Squares

Horsham, West Sussex

Established in West Sussex in 2016, Times Squares is a small business dedicated to creating mirror clocks of distinctive style and presence. ...

Charlies Charms

Charlies Charms

Chichester, West Sussex

I am turning my love of making beaded jewellery and accessories into my own little business. I have only just started out, so Im currently ...

Greener Illustrations

Greener Illustrations

Littlehampton, West Sussex

Hello! My name is Catie E Greener, Im the illustrator and I would love you to explore my imagination where the stroke of a brush can capture ...

Twisted Workshop

Twisted Workshop

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Here at Twisted Workshop I make jewellery and accessories that are a little bit different. My range covers Goth, Celtic, Steampunk and ...

Raspberry Fields

Raspberry Fields

Burgess Hill, West Sussex

My products are all one of a kind I never repeat a design. I use a mix of fabrics and card and papers to create gifts that have more than ...

Kembali Silver

Kembali Silver

Bosham, West Sussex

Kembali silver is a beach/bohemian inspired sterling silver jewellery brand, hand made in Bali, Indonesia (rings, necklaces, bracelets, ...

Love Rubble Custom Jewellery

Love Rubble Custom Jewellery

Horsham, West Sussex

Beautiful customisable glass locket jewellery designed to open and be filled with personalised charms and gems Love Rubble stands for the ...

Camwood Candles

Camwood Candles

Pulborough, West Sussex

I make Beeswax Melts and Beeswax Cube Candles. Volite Scented Candles using doTERRA Essential Oils. Non-Scented Taper Candles and Pillar ...

Livvi Loves

Livvi Loves

Horsham, West Sussex

From my studio in West Sussex I design and create jewellery in gold, silver and copper, conceiving ideas from everything around me, the ...

Top Deck Studio

Top Deck Studio

Worthing, West Sussex

I lived on a boat in Brighton for 3.5 years and that is where Top Deck Studio was born. So called because my studio was literally on the ...

Bord Design

Bord Design

Burgess Hill, West Sussex

BordDesign use forms from the natural world to create modern functional furniture. Each piece is hand made from the finest hardwoods to ...

Gris et Blanc

Gris et Blanc

Burgess hill, West Sussex

Shabby chic and French country home accessories Why Gris et Blanc? It simply translates into Grey and White, reflecting a classic and ...

Mio Jewellery

Mio Jewellery

Littlehampton, West Sussex

Mio collections celebrate our passion for truly creative and original fused glass jewellery, brought to you from all over the world. Mio ...

Nineteen Fifty Four

Nineteen Fifty Four

Chichester, West Sussex

Welcome to my shop! Please have a look at my items and if you would like something made in another fabric or size, I am always happy to ...

Shellys

Shellys

Burgess Hill, West Sussex

Newly formed company based in West Sussex making quality handmade longlife soy candles including a Christmas range

Sharon gouveia

Sharon gouveia

Crawley, West Sussex

I make reed diffusers and home scents, as well as car fresheners. I also make scented rock salt granulated candles holders and draw fresheners. ...

JJs Beachcombing Art

JJs Beachcombing Art

Littlehampton, West Sussex

Art pieces made entirely from items found while beachcombing, pictures, plaques, keep sakes. Commissions taken and personalisation available ...

Micheles Tealights and Treasures

Micheles Tealights and Treasures

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Personalised hand decorated tealights and candles. Wedding favours, birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, thank you presents for teachers ...

Jacqueline Mason

Jacqueline Mason

Chichester, West Sussex

I design and make jewellery from polymer clay, I originally started making jewellery as a hobby but this has now developed into a larger ...

Terrys treasures

Terrys treasures

Billingshurst, West Sussex

Real and silk flowers displays for special events, or any occasion. Crochet and knitted items such as head-bands, toys, scarves blankets. ...

Lilguy Stationery and Jewellery

Lilguy Stationery and Jewellery

Henfield, West Sussex

I have been making wedding stationery since 2010 and also make beautiful greetings cards. Three years ago I started to learn how to make ...

Flourish in Fittleworth

Flourish in Fittleworth

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

A fair promoting local makers and wellbeing specialists. I shall be selling seasonal Cwerky Creations and will happily chat about my craftwork ...

Love Hearts

Love Hearts

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

Planning a wedding? Love hearts? Let me design and make you a set of bespoke wedding stationery. Formal, informal, downright quirky ~ l ...

Fabulous Florals

Fabulous Florals

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

A flavour of my floral themed wedding stationery designs and motifs... Why not contact me if you are planning a flowery wedding?

Let me introduce to the one and only Chaimz Charms

Let me introduce to the one and only Chaimz Charms

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello, I hope that your week is starting happily despite the wet and grey weather. Today I am going to introduce to Chaimz Charms. Rebeccas ...

And Today Please Meet GABRIELLE and LOUISA

And Today Please Meet GABRIELLE and LOUISA

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello! January is coming to its end which means that business should start picking up again in the craft world! Many of us are working ...

Let me introduce you to Twisted Workshop

Let me introduce you to Twisted Workshop

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello again! This week I have decided to introduce you to Brian from Twisted Workshop. The name might well ring a bell because he is ...

I have the pleasure to introduce you to ABU

I have the pleasure to introduce you to ABU

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello! We are very lucky at praenuntia.com to feature such a variety of talented artists. Today, I have the pleasure of having ABU introduce ...

The New Kid on the Block Ash Tree Arts

The New Kid on the Block Ash Tree Arts

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello again! I hope that you had a happy holiday season, with plenty of food and companionship. With all my sons and the girlfriends over, ...

Let me introduce you to URSULA

Let me introduce you to URSULA

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

First of all, Have a very Happy and Creative New Year! I launched Praenuntia last year in order to bring together artists who make beautiful ...

How do you do

How do you do

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Hello, I am new at UK Craft fairs and I am enjoying reading about everyone and their beautiful handmade creations. My turn now to introduce ...

New workshop is coming together

New workshop is coming together

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

The new workshop is gradually coming together. Im building it from scratch and keeping within building regs for the UK. Its timber framed ...

Flourish in Fittleworth today 3rd Nov

Flourish in Fittleworth today 3rd Nov

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

First in a quarterly fair. Open from 10.00am to 12.30pm at Fittleworth Village Hall. For more details see their FB page.

Building a new place to Craft

Building a new place to Craft

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I Found out recently that I need to vacate my little workshop, so Im going to make another space in the back of my garden. Not the best ...

Victorian Christmas

Victorian Christmas

Coldwaltham, West Sussex

A set of 4 cards using vintage card scraps printed and surrounded by a soft gold embossed frame. Will retail at 1.25 each (4/pack of ...

Selling on Etsy seems to be getting harder

Selling on Etsy seems to be getting harder

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Ive had an online shop on Etsy for just under a year now and have noticed a big difference over that time. They have change many things, ...

New Necklaces for the Autumn.

New Necklaces for the Autumn.

Crawley, West Sussex

Having fractured my ankle skate boarding down the stairs at home, and non-weight bearing for six weeks, I thought I would make some more ...

Survived my first Market

Survived my first Market

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I attended the Mynt Image Craft market at Guilford on Saturday 8th September and enjoyed every minute. Paul, who was managing the event ...

Inspirational time out

Inspirational time out

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I took a three week break this summer and traveled with my wonderful wife to Vietnam. An incredible country, so vibrant and friendly and ...

Holiday time

Holiday time

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Its always tricky I find, to close things up, like my website shop and Etsy store and take a well earned break. But missing a few sales ...

Engaging times

Engaging times

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

As Im new to selling at markets and engaging with market organisers I searched the internet for listings, dates and contact information ...

A Rose for all occations

A Rose for all occations

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Its been great selling my handmade steel roses on Etsy, I particularly love to hear about the reason they have bought one. One person in ...

Booked my first Markets

Booked my first Markets

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Its great when people buy my Art and Crafts, Im only just keeping up with orders through my Etsy shop and my web site, but soon that will ...

Just starting out

Just starting out

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

I have just started Fandangle Crafts, about a year ago, and Im now selling on Etsy and have my own web site at Fandanglecrafts.co.uk The ...

In A Summer Garden.

In A Summer Garden.

Crawley, West Sussex

Oh how I loved making the most of the day, photographing my latest collection of scarves for the summer. It was great to actually be able ...


Ted Walker

(Born 1934 in Lancing in West Sussex), Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

He was a journalist, writer of short stories, poet and broadcaster. His poem the Fox on a Barn Door is about his view of the countryside of Sussex.

Hammond Innes

(Born 1913 in Horsham in West Sussex), Fiction, Nonfiction

Innes was a prolific novelist with around thirty titles to his name. He also wrote childrens books and non fiction on travel.

Anton Dolin, Sir

(Born 1904 in Slinfold in West Sussex), Dance

Founder of the English National Ballet in South Kensington. He was a principal ballet dancer.

Eric Gill

(Born 1882 in Steyning in West Sussex), Calligraphy, Sculpture, Stone carving

A now controversial character, best known for the stone carving of Ariel Between Wisdom and Gaiety at Broadcasting House in London and North and South Wind on the Grade 1 listed 55 Broadway that overlooks St James Park.

William Hayley

(Born 1745 in Chichester in West Sussex), Nonfiction, Pottery and ceramics

Schooled at Eton and Cambridge, Hayley was the biographer of William Cowper the English poet.

Thomas Otway

(Born 1652 in Trotton in West Sussex), Fiction

The Orphan and Venice Preserved were some of his best known works.