All Set?

Now only 5 days to go to Opening Day of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. We are all set, are you?

42 extraordinary designer-makers from Worcestershire Guild - Contemporary Craft, will be eagerly waiting to welcome you, with huge smiles & more than a little excitement, when the doors open on Thursday 9th May .

If you've ben following our news, then you've already 'met' 36 of us, so here are the last, and absolutely not least, 6! Just click on an image for a brief bio.
If you love the unique, locally made by hand, outstanding design and dazzling workmanship, you should pay us a visit. And finding us together is the very best opportnity to #MeetTheMakers.
We just can't help but share our passion for what we do!

Rachel Salisbury

Rachel Salisbury printmaker

Jill Bagnall

Citrus Lime Long Dish by Jill Bagnall

Noah Morris

Martin Andrews

Martin Andrews - Contemporary Glassware

Benedict Homer by invitation

Benedict Home wood

Tania Holland by invitation

Tania Holland

If you missed the others then scroll back through my previous 3 posts.

Where to find us:
In the Wye Hall, Guilds of Crafts near the West Gate, Three Counties Showground, Malvern.

RHS Spring Festival 24

Click here for all the information you could possibly need about the show.

Worcestershire Guild


Look out for our logo towards the back of the Guilds of Crafts arcade, and step into our world.

Explore our fabulous exhibition.

Discover who runs workshops.

Be Tempted to commission the utterly perfect.


".......we always come straight up here to see the craft work, it’s always such high quality ……… “

" very professional, the workmanship is outstanding."

The Final Countdown…

admit it, you're now humming the classic rock anthem*

We will be ready for opening on Thursday 9th, so yes, 10 days & counting!

12 more of our exhibitors here, click on the picture to know more.
Better still, come and #MeetTheMaker, the person behind the craftwork, and share in their passion.

You will find unique designs, perfectly thoughtful gifts for any occassion. You can discover who runs workshops and who can make to commission (hint; most of us) as well as many lovely treats for yourself and your home & garden.

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker Artshades

Rhys Davis

Rhys Davis

Jo Dewar

Jo Dewar textile artist

Brian Maiden

Brian Maiden furniture maker

Nikki Williams

Blown Glass Sculpture by Nikki Williams

Barry Lockwood

Print by Barry Lockwood

Mark Smith

Mark Smith Ceramics

Jenny Pearce

Jenny Pearce - Willow Basketmaker

Bridget Drakeford

Claudia Petley & Paul Shepherd

Jonathan Cox

Jonathan Cox ceramics

Liz Kemp

Liz Kemp - Textile Designer

See the two previous posts for more exhibitors. And time for one last post in a few days, for the last but not least....  so keep our news tab in your favourites.

You will find us all in the Worcestershire Guild - Contemporary Crafts section of the Wye Hall, just follow through the Guilds of Crafts and look out for our Grey/White/Orange logo - you can't miss us.

There is still time to order your RHS Malvern tickets here in advance and get the early bird discount.

   * And that song; The Final Countdown was 1986, by the Swedish group Europe. It's been featured in a few films - but NOT any of the Rocky franchise.

Who is at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

42 of our fabulous members, that's who!

Less than three weeks to go and we are ready.

Introducing 12 more of our highly talented members; there is no better opportunity to #MeetTheMakers than Malvern.

Victoria Baker

Victoria Baker - Woven Textiles

Sam Hemming

Sam Hemming - Beadwork Jewellery

Rachel Stowe

Andy Gray-Ling

Andy Gray-Ling Manor Wood Designs

Magnolia Restrepo

Magnolia Restrepo Jewellery

Nicholas Marsh

Ettore Consorte

Ettore Consorte - Jeweller

Penny Williams

Penny Williams - Jewellery and Metalwork

Martyn Pugh

Jewellery by Martyn Pugh

Jenni Stuart-Anderson

Jocelyn Perry

Simon Conolly

Simon Conolly ceramics

Before you go!

See the previous 12 exhibitors here.

And for the next 12, bookmark our news tab, we'll be back in a few days.

Make sure you've got your tickets.
We look forward to sharing our passion for craftwork & design with you when you visit.

Spring means Malvern

Preparations are well underway for Worcestershire Guild of Contemporary Craft's big event at the RHS Malvern Spring Garden Festival just over 6 weeks away.

Artshades Worcestershire Guild Contemporary Craft


We have been part of the Spring Festival for a long time and it is always a highlight of our year.
This year is no exception; we have dusted off our back boards, checked our electrics and ordered tables & chairs  . . . .

. . . . and we're busy making sure we can take your breath away with our outstanding crafts.


With 45 exceptional designer makers, all skilled artisans in traditional and contemporary crafts for you to see and, of course, an opportunity to Meet The Makers.

At The Malvern Spring Garden Festival you will have a great day out, we are just part and there is so much to see. Click here to the festival website and link to book tickets etc.

Martyn Pugh Wocestershire Guild Contemporary Craft

Martyn Pugh



So whether your looking for inspirational gifts for friends or family, a treat for yourself or just to come and find out more you should pop along to our "show within a show".


As always, find us in the Wye Hall, Guilds of Crafts area, conveniently positioned near the Brown, Blue and West Gate entrances.


We looking forward to seeing you, old friend or new.

When it rains?

When it rains, make rainbows! So the saying goes.

Colour will not be in short supply at Craftworks this weekend. Our designer makers love colour and the hall will be bursting with it: From rainbow glass to textiles to jewellery, ceramics and gorgeous prints.

Discover Marie-Therese King, a highly accomplished batik artist. Her prints and textiles are sure to brighten your day.



Take time to explore the fabulous beadwork of Sam Hemmings.
Sam uses exquisite gemstone and glass beads to create intricate work that endures.


Discover the delight of Artshades by Sarah Walker. Why settle for ordinary when you can have these gorgeous lamps and shades enriching your home.


Experimental Enameller, is how Harriet Wilson describes herself. You can explore the colours; tones and contrasts, within Harriet's work as she refuses to be constrained by the 'normal' approach to her media. Always something to delight.


Colour is usually the defining factor for glass artist Jill Bagnall. She will tell you that glass+Light=Magic; the intricate way glass plays with light breathes life into her work. Stop by and she'll explain more!

Explore, Discover, Be Tempted at Craftworks

21st and 22nd October, Elmslie House, Malvern (click button for info & directions) open 10am - 4pm. Entry is Freww, and the cafe is open for home baked cakes & lite bites.

Craftworks – there’s more

Meet the Makers

Explore our beautiful designer crafts for unique and special Christmas gifts.
Discover more about techniques, materials and just what makes our makers so special.
Be tempted, treat yourself or commission a one of a kind piece for your home. And know you are buying hand-made. locally made while supporting small & traditional businesses.
At Craftworks this weekend 21st & 22nd October.




Basket Weaver Jenny Pearce uses unstripped willow, mostly grown locally in Herefordshire, for her baskets, which come in all shapes & sizes for beautiful natural accessories for your home. How's that for local?




While Sharon Curtis hand-cuts fine papers with an eye for detail, to create gorgeous 3 dimensional artworks as well as producing limited edition reduction lino prints.

We are also joined by designer jeweller Belinda Gilbert.
Each of our jewellers brings a very different aesthetic to their work and that translates into lots of choice for you. Discover Belinda's inspiration at Craftworks this weekend.

Belinda Gilbert - Designer Jewellery

Explore, Discover, Be Tempted at Craftworks!

21st and 22nd October, Elmslie House, Malvern (click button for info & directions) open 10am - 4pm. Oh! And how could I forget, the cafe is open for home baked cakes etc and entry is completely free.

Who else is at Craftworks this weekend?

We have a late addition, making 18 amazing craftsmen and women for your delight & delectation!

A little Italian style never goes amiss and Ettore Consorte brings exactly that to Craftworks, with his fabulous jewellery. Last time I saw him he had a drop-dead gorgeous pendant featuring a brilliant spinel, a much underrated gemstone I knew nothing about. He will most gladly tell you all about these lovely gems and all the other stones he uses. And I just need a lottery win!


Also appearing are charming printmaker Rachel Salisbury and master furniture designer maker Brian Maiden, come and explore, discover and be tempted.

This weekend, 21st and 22nd October, Elmslie House, Malvern. Open 10am – 4pm, free entry. Click the link for directions etc. The cafe will be open all weekend too!


Who is?

Who is at Craftworks?

Barry is our chairman, but what I really want to know is. . . .

. . . just exactly what is he doing in his ‘action shot’.

I’ll have to wait until Craftworks to find out #MeettheMaker.

Come and find out for yourself next weekend 21st & 22nd October, Elmslie House, Malvern.

Christmas means Craftworks


The Guild’s very own Craftworks is just 15 days away.
Come and meet the makers, chat with the craftsmen, discuss with the designers!

In the lovely relaxed setting of Elmslie House, Malvern, you’ll find time & space to browse 16 outstanding exhibits across ceramics, print, jewellery and more. And you can be assured everything is locally made, by hand, by the actual people you meet. #Shoplocal #Handmade #designermakerartist.
We love to talk about what we do!

The in house cafe, serving delicious, homemade light bites and moreish cakes, will be open during our show.
So, make time to visit, relax and enjoy.
And, perhaps, start ticking off those unique, rather special presents for loved ones this Christmas.

Entry is Free!