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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.

CRAFT FAYRE

CRAFT FAYRE

shoreham centre, shoreham by sea, shoreham by sea, West Sussex

Saturday, 23 June 2018

CRAFT FAYRE

CRAFT FAYRE

WEST CHILTINGTON VILLAGE HALL, west chiltington, West Sussex

Saturday, 30 June 2018 (4 day event)

CRAFT FAYRE FUNDAY

CRAFT FAYRE FUNDAY

maybridge keystone centre, goring by sea, goring by sea WORTHING, West Sussex

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Fairs

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Fairs

Woodland Centre, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Fairs

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Fairs

Woodland Centre, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Sunday, 26 August 2018

WEDDING FAYRE

WEDDING FAYRE

the roundabout hotel, west chiltington, west chiltington, West Sussex

Sunday, 16 September 2018 (5 day event)

CRAFT FAYRE

CRAFT FAYRE

SULLINGTON PARISH HALL STORRINGTON, Storrington, Storrington, West Sussex

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Fairs

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Fairs

Woodland Centre, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Sunday, 28 October 2018

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE WITH SANTA

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE WITH SANTA

SULLINGTON PARISH HALL STORRINGTON, Storrington, Storrington, West Sussex

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Fairs

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Fairs

Woodland Centre, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Sunday, 25 November 2018

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE WITH SANTA

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE WITH SANTA

maybridge keystone centre, goring by sea, goring by sea WORTHING, West Sussex

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Christmas Fair

Pretty Crafty and Vintage Christmas Fair

Woodland Centre, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Sunday, 9 December 2018

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 ...

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 always use quality materials, Genuine Semi-Precious Gem Stone. Sterling Silver and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rubysreels

Rubysreels

Chichester, West Sussex

Recently formed family business, we find and give new use to small and large wooden cable reels, sourcing from places such as solar farms. ...

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 ...

Indigo13 Solutions

Indigo13 Solutions

Burgess Hill, West Sussex

Based in Mid-Sussex, I craft contemporary wood designs into furniture or other useful objects for use in the home and/or garden. My designs ...

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 ...

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 ...

LuLu at no8

LuLu at no8

Bramber, West Sussex

My love for all things quirky has literally taken over my house, much to the annoyance of my family, and so I have channelled my creative ...

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 ...

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 ...

LivviLoves

LivviLoves

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 ...

BordDesign

BordDesign

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 ...

House of Mouse Crochet

House of Mouse Crochet

Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

My name is Hannah and I crochet gorgeous clothing and accessories for babies and children. Some adult and home designs too. My most popular ...

Camwood Candles

Camwood Candles

Ashington, Pulborough, West Sussex

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

craft fayre funday

craft fayre funday

Storrington, West Sussex

fayre organiser mainly craft and wedding fayres but have done table fairs to over the last 20 years in west sussex we try to find affordable ...

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 ...

Atelier L and P

Atelier L and P

Worthing, West Sussex

We are small family company specializing in handmade leather products. We have been working with leather for about 20 years using primarily ...

sirfurryfeet

sirfurryfeet

Turners Hill, West Sussex

I paint onto wood slices obtained from a sustainable source, cut fresh from the tree which I then sand until smooth then stain. Most of ...

Triguity Art

Triguity Art

Chichester, West Sussex

Grahame works with Oils, Palette Knife and Brush on Canvas. The Oil paintings Grahame Morgan-Watson creates and offers for sale, allign ...

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 ...

bills workshop

bills workshop

Billingshurst, West Sussex

Woodturning, woodcraft, rural furniture, plaques, lessons, demonstrations, charity work for cancer, teacher of woodcraft.silversmithing ...

SIDEWINDER STUDIO

SIDEWINDER STUDIO

Barnham, West Sussex

I AM A CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING ARTIST, IT IS AN ANCIENT ART FORM WHICH CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF THE SUBJECT. I SELL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, HAND ...

Hidarl Ltd

Hidarl Ltd

West Wittering, West Sussex

Online retailers of unique hand painted, hand crafted home decor products including table linen, kitchen linen, cushion covers, hand painted ...

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 ...

Memories.

Memories.

Crawley, West Sussex

Back home, having stayed for two and a half weeks, in a somewhat tropical atmosphere at my daughters house in Manila, leaving 34% behind! ...

Hello

Hello

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Hello, I have just begun a new adventure...drawing, painting and making forever keep cards. I hope someone enjoys my art work Jill

All things lovely.

All things lovely.

Crawley, West Sussex

I love looking at things that Ive made and felling really proud of what Ive created Its even more rewarding when people praise your ...

The Season of Autumn.

The Season of Autumn.

Crawley, West Sussex

With inspiration from An Autumn Garden, and before the clocks are changed! new hand-made wet-felted beads necklaces are now being added ...

Summer in the Garden.

Summer in the Garden.

Crawley, West Sussex

I am now able to do some felting in a shed/garden behind our garage, which is absolutely great. This is partly due to the fact that I am ...

Manila Museum.

Manila Museum.

Crawley, West Sussex

The design on this pashmina was inspired by the old woven textiles in the Museum in Manila. I will be making more in due course.

New Images in Manila.

New Images in Manila.

Crawley, West Sussex

Going to stay with our daughter in Manila for a few weeks, who is living there with her family for the moment. Planning to pick up a few ...

Christmas Craft Fair.

Christmas Craft Fair.

Crawley, West Sussex

Yesterday I attended my last craft fair before Christmas, and this year, during which I enjoyed touring the countryside in the south east ...

Scarves ready for Christmas.

Scarves ready for Christmas.

Crawley, West Sussex

I have just added four more scarves to my craft stall. It was great that I was still able to photograph them out in the garden, in the ...

Autumn Glory.

Autumn Glory.

Crawley, West Sussex

In this glorious Autumn weather, producing wonderful colours, it has been great to be able to photograph my latest pashminas and necklaces ...

Sunsets.

Sunsets.

Crawley, West Sussex

The wonderful sunrises and sunsets we have been seeing recently, inspired me to hand-felt this picture.

New Approaches.

New Approaches.

Crawley, West Sussex

I have been busy overhauling my craft stall, as we begin the countdown to Christmas!! Re-inventing some of my old pieces, and creating ...

Picture A Homage to William Morris.

Picture  A Homage to William Morris.

Crawley, West Sussex

My latest picture added to my shop window, and this one as well, are my interpretations of William Morriss wallpaper designs. He has been ...

Silver Anklets

Silver Anklets

East Grinstead, West Sussex

I am now making Sterling Silver Anklets with Charms. I have a variety of charms in stock and I am happy to make styles to order. I also ...

Necklaces for the Height of Summer

Necklaces for the Height of Summer

Crawley, West Sussex

I am busy making new necklaces, very bright for the height of summer. Large hand-made felt beads and beads made of coral. I love photographing ...

China Memories.

China Memories.

Crawley, West Sussex

Two of my latest pashminas, have been influenced by my memories of China. The colours and the vibrance there.

The China Influence.

The China Influence.

Crawley, West Sussex

My husband and I have just returned from our fourth holiday staying with our daughter and family in China. ( Likely to be our last, as ...

Thank you Teacher

Thank you Teacher

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Decorate a candle with a picture drawn by your child as a special thank you to their teacher at the end of year.

10 Great Facts About Fingerprint Jewellery

10 Great Facts About Fingerprint Jewellery

Lower Beeding, West Sussex

1. Fingerprint, handprint and footprint jewellery can be for anyone, any age and size Handprint jewellery is not just for babies and small ...

Whos on the make

Whos on the make

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Question: Whos On the make? There is a whole raft of reasons why people start hand-making things for themselves, their families and ...

The London Heavy Horse Show EASTER MONDAY

The London Heavy Horse Show  EASTER MONDAY

East Grinstead, West Sussex

The London Harness Horse Parade The London Harness Horse Parade takes place annually on Easter Monday at the South of England Showground ...

Where do you shop

Where do you shop

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Where we shop can say a lot about who we are and our sense of style, but our destination also needs to be a fun place to go, offering attractive, ...

Craft Event Posters Design Top Tips

Craft Event Posters  Design Top Tips

Storrington, West Sussex

Market your Craft Event or Venue with effective poster printing Using a digital printing service to produce a set of posters is an incredibly ...


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.