Stockbridge Town Hall - 5th & 6th November 2016.
The Art of Making
Perfectly timed to get your shopping instincts buzzing, the Hampshire and Berkshire Guild returns to Stockbridge Town Hall on 5 & 6 November.
This is craft at its best: the rich grain of timber revealed ; colours glowing inside a bowl; unique jewellery that hints at hidden stories... The inspiration that drives the Guild's makers is varied, but the amazing skill that turns ideas into beautiful sculpture, pottery, prints and furniture is clear to see.
So be warned- whether shimmering silks, carved stone or a must-have new mug catches your eye, you are likely to find plenty to inspire you to reach for your wallet.
Stockbridge Town Hall
An Aladdin's Cave of beautiful handmade things... perfectly timed to dodge the usual High Street offerings and choose genuinely creative and individual treasures direct from their makers.
The Guild benchmarks are originality and quality, and you'll find unique examples here of gorgeous, covetable jewellery, heirloom furniture, fabulous sculpture and designer-made ceramics to add joy to all seasons of the year.
Come along to find truly thoughtful presents for friends and family, or to drop a hint to your beloved with yourself in mind!
This weekend! Once again the Guild of Craftsmen of Hampshire and Berkshire will be exhibiting in Odiham's Cross Barn (just 5 minutes from junction 5 of the M3) from 10-5pm on Saturday 22nd and 10-4 on Sunday 23rd November.
Odiham's historic Cross Barn provides a fabulous backdrop to modern makers' work. Up to the minute ideas sit comfortably in an ancient building, united by ingenuity and a timeless fascination and understanding of materials.
Individually the guild's members exhibit at prestigious shows nationwide, and this is a great opportunity to see and buy some of the best of contemporary craft closer to home.
There will be a variety of beautiful, hand made craft objects available for visitors to purchase and to commission. There will be elegant calligraphy; ceramics for house and garden; smart leather work; a variety of wooden furniture and decorative items; precious and not-so-precious jewellery and some inspiring metal animals as well. The textiles are in different forms, quilted, woven, tufted and crocheted, some in soft fabrics but also harder materials made into rural baskets, trugs and garden decorations. There will be objects that you need, want or that you can just play with! Ideal for Christmas presents too.
To sustain us throughout the weekend we will enjoy the delicious catering of Kathryn Ball, who we are delighted to welcome back for a second year.
Do come along and see the show, enjoy the refreshments and take the opportunity to buy something for yourself, friends, loved ones. We look forward to seeing you there.
Anne and Richard Hayward are taking part in Art Inspired by Gardens at Bury Court, Bentley, near Farnham, GU10 5LY. 2nd-5th October, 11am - 5pm (Late opening Friday until 8pm.)
Admission to the exhibition is free and a visit also provides a rare opportunity to see this stunning venue with Courtyard garden designed by Piet Oudolf in collaboration with the owner, John Coke, and front garden by Christopher Bradley-Hole.
We are delighted to present a selection of fresh work, highlighting the breadth and depth of Guild members' skills...
On show will be Mark Ripley's modern take on classics of the furniture maker's repertoire, intricate wood engravings by Anne Hayward to reflect the delights of the season, and vibrant and original textiles from Lynn Stallybrass. Nick Barberton's carved wooden vessels and stackable stools cross the line between craft and art, and Diccon Dadey will be making an impact with his sculptures in iron and steel.
Lovers of ceramics will be spoilt for choice, with distinctive and robust stoneware from Jennie Gilbert and tactile salt glazed domestic ware from Liz Gale, alongside exquisitely decorated contemporary tin glazed pottery from Ursula Waechter and Caroline Egleston's mouthwatering maiolica patterned tiles. Our guest exhibitor Sarah Webb adds expertly handled English willow to the spectrum of materials and disciplines represented.