Guild Crafters Out & About – June in Broadway

No no, not Broadway, New York - though that's got me humming

'and the lamb lies down on Broadway'

A few guild members are taking the show on the road to picturesque Broadway, gateway to the Cotswolds, for the fabulous Broadway Arts Festival in June. You will find us all in the Marquee on the village green for artBEAT Friday 4th to Sunday 6th June.

Our designer makers who will be exhibiting and talking about their work, are;

Jo Dewar - textiles & wirework
Jill Pargetter - printed textiles
Claudia Petley & Paul Shepherd - metalsmiths
Ettore Consorte - jewellery
Jill Bagnall - glass

Entry to the marquee is free, plan your visit here including downloadable 'everything you need to know' file.
We look forward to meeting you in the Cotswolds - fingers crossed it will be 'flaming June'!

Members Out & About May – Ceramics

Sunday 9th May is the date to catch three of our accomplished ceramics artists at Ceramics in Charnwood (facebook page), Loughborough Market Place.

Barry Lockwood, Nick Marsh and one of our newest members, Lynn Hazel, will look forward to seeing you there.

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The very mixed weather we are having, particularly the wind, may mean that the event cannot go ahead. The final decision will be taken on Saturday morning  so before travelling check the facebook page - link above - for latest update.

Unlocked! Members Out & About

This early May Bank Holiday weekend you can find some of our fabulous designer-makers at Blue Magpie Craft Fair in Malvern.

Featured here; Jo Dewar and Jill Pargeter, both textile artists and, as you see, with very different styles and techniques. They would love to see and tell you more ....

Getting ready to press ‘RESTART’

Its a long road but we will get there.

Save the date: September 25th & 26th; Malvern Autumn Show

With the announcement that Malvern RHS Spring Garden Show is cancelled, Worcestershire Guild CC is now setting sights firmly on Malvern Autumn Show for our first ‘show within show’.

And looking further ahead to our own CraftWorks Contemporary Craft Show in November.

 

 

 

 

 

That doesn’t mean there wont be a chance to see at least some of our individual artisans before then!
Usually, quite a few participate in the selling exhibitions during The Three Choirs Festival, due to be staged in Worcester this year, at the end of July. And many participate in Herefordshire Art Week in early September.
More news & dates when available.
Others will be at smaller events so check out individual member websites.

 

 

Until then you can shop online with www.WGCC.shopguild – or use the tab at the top of the page. Some members also have there own ecommerce websites or use other online stores – again, check their websites.

 

 

You may have noticed that there is a huge upsurge with online art and craft activity from buying events to video ‘lessons’ – no doubt about it, the internet has been a lifeline for many over the last 12 months. And research suggests that participating in a creative activity is highly beneficial to mental wellbeing.

As a Craft Guild we love to encourage both new crafts and crafters; some may take it forward and become masters (the next generation?) for others it will mean a new hobby and some will just enjoy the benefits of being creative and trying many different disciplines.
Some of our makers run workshops in ‘normal’ times such as Basket Maker Jenny Pearce, Batik Artist Marie-Therese King and our master Rag Rug Maker, Jenni Stuart-Anderson.  Booking onto a workshop for the future, or perhaps giving as a gift voucher is something to look forward to when its safe again. Contact the artist for details.
Jenni also sells Kits, specialist Tools & her Books; here’s a snippet from her video to wet your apetite. And Textile Wire Artist Jo Dewar sells fab kits to get you started with wire.
Usually tailored towards complete beginners, kits & workshops are a perfect way to try a craft!

Of course, there is nothing like being able to meet you and greet you personally at live events, so roll-on that day.
Stay safe & well.

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You can now shop online with WGCC

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Have you missed us?

You can now shop with your favourite Worcestershire Guild makers direct from your sofa, or your kitchen or from the beach, and on your mobile, your tablet or desktop!
Designed for your convenience.

 

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Our new wgcc.shopguild.co.uk pages are safe & secure, you have the choice of paying with credit card, through Paypal or by bank transfer and we're fully GDPR compliant.

You can browse all the makers from the wgcc.shopguild home page or follow the links direct to your favourite from their profile pages on here.
It's super convenient & super safe so don't be a stranger any longer.

We are in what you might call our 'beta stage', going live with a just small selection of items from some of our members. More will be added over the coming months.
And you can always contact any of us directly, our contact info is also featured on our profile pages.

Please stay safe and stay well.
Love it if you let us know what you think?

 

 

Save the Date – Craft Works November 6th-8th, 2020

We are pressing ahead with plans for our lovely Christmas Show at Worcester Porcelain Museum, so mark up your calendar and make it a date.

The venue is the recently refurbished Henry Sandon Hall at the Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, just off Worcester town centre.

Covid-19
While we hope we might see an improved situation by November, we will, of course, take all necessary measures to comply with the latest guidelines on social distancing, wearing masks, one way systems, etc to protect you and to protect our members.
We are all in the same boat, watching & waiting.

Exhibitors
What we can say is that there will be a variety of beautiful, hand made & completely individual items for you and your home; perfect presents too!
Absolutely stunning jewellery, stylish personal and home accessories, contemporary furniture that will become an heirloom, awesome wall art or an extraordinary 3D piece for your console and more – all locally made in Worcestershire or nearby.

We are all very excited and keeping fingers, toes and anything else crossable, crossed that it goes ahead.

Looking forward to meeting you, some for the first time, telling you a little about our craft & art works and sharing our inspirations & our influences. And having the opportunity to discuss commissions, in many cases in time for; shhhh you know that event that happens around mid-winter?

Craft Works at Worcester Royal Porcelain Works

31st October – 8th November 2020 tbc

2020 will be the third year for our selling exhibition, Craft Works, at the Royal Porcelain Works, in our home town of Worcester.
Our venue is the impressive Henry Sandon Hall in the newly refurbished building opened in 2018.

It’s not too early to get festive and alongside our timeless pieces you will find perfect Christmas gifts and decorative accessories, with price points to suit everyone. We’ll all be in Christmas spirit by then too and look forward to welcoming you again.

The building, in Severn Street, also hosts a fab cafe and has parking close by.
It is just a short walk from the busy town centre. However, dare we say, you wont find any or our work on the high street, it’s all unique and individually made. So for gifts with more thought and distinction do come and see.

Note:
Not all our members exhibit at every show, so if there is someone you specifically want to meet, please contact them direct to check. And don’t forget to follow us on facebook for the latest updates as the event draws near.

New Guild Exhibition at Croome Walled Gardens

WGCC at Croome Walled Gardens

Latest update July 2020.Walled Gardens at Croome

We were so excited to have this new venue for this year.
Sadly it looks like you will have to wait until Summer 2021 to see us in The Visitor Centre at the fabulous Croome Walled Gardens. It’s an amazing restoration project and enough to inspire young and old to ‘grow their own’. We can’t wait to meet you there!
Here’s something to wet your appetite; a brief history.

We will, of course, let you know if anything changes, so join us with fingers crossed for next Summer, 2021 and in the meantime; stay safe.

Note:
Not all our members exhibit at every show, so if there is someone you specifically want to meet, please contact them direct to check. And don’t forget to follow us on facebook for the latest updates as the event draws near.

 

Three Choirs Festival 2020 – Worcester

Now Cancelled!

Three Choirs FestivalSadly, The Three Choirs Festival Worcester 2020 is another victim of this virological war we are fighting right across the globe.
But like all good festivals they will be back!

Worcester 2021 festival dates are 24th – 31st July.
And we hope to exhibit with other Craft Guilds in the Art & Craft Marquee in the gorgeous setting of College Green.

The organisers of the festival have been busy creating great online content to give you a flavour of Three Choirs, so visit & stay tuned.

And for a little bit of fun, there is still time to join in voting in The Three Choirs Premieres League – not footy but musical works premiered at the festival over its long history.

Note:
Not all our members exhibit at every show, so if there is someone you specifically want to meet, please contact them direct to check. And don’t forget to follow us on facebook for the latest updates as the event draws near.

Malvern Autumn Show 2020

Now cancelled.

What can we say? Another event cancelled, it feels like we are in stasis.

However, on the bright side, it looks like 2021 is shaping up to be an absolutely cracking year, as events and exhibitors alike will be going all out to make up for the year that was lost.

We love Malvern, in the spring and the autumn as not only do we get to show our work and meet lovely people face to face, something we’re all missing at the moment, we also get a chance to do a little garden shopping.

RHS Malvern Autumn

Note:
Not all our members exhibit at every show, so if there is someone you specifically want to meet, please contact them direct to check. And don’t forget to follow us on facebook for the latest updates as the event draws near.