Summer Show in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire 2016

MacGScan0101regor and Michael will be exhibiting their new work at this show with the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen from Monday 15th to Wednesday 24th August along with over 20 other makers of wonderful Scan0100work. The show is open daily from 10am to 6pm and we will be demonstrating on Friday 19th August if you can come along.

Chipping Campden Town Hall

High Street

Chipping Campden

Gloucestershire. GL55 6AT



Two Make exhibition

Two Make plots the shared output of ten pairs of established designer / makers who have created new work together. The partnerships are diverse, ranging from life-long friends who live in different parts of the country, makers working together for the first time, and makers who wanted to learn new skills. Two Make explores the process of collaboration: sharing ideas, working through problems, encountering risk, and exploring uncertainty.  Val Michael has worked with Tim Blades to make a bag combining hand woven  Italian silk fabric, calf , silver and tiny garnets.V&T workshop 8

Each pair’s creative journeys are plotted by their drawings, photographs, recorded conversations, samples and maquettes and are shown in this touring exhibition as part of a wider project that explores cooperation within craft communities of practice, particularly drawing on the role of regional craft guilds and associations in supporting craft practitioner’s livelihoods.

The exhibition is at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester until 28th February.

It moves to other venues including the Craft Study Centre in Farnham in April.


Casting Silver or bronze fittings for leathergoods

Last year Tim Blades ran a very successful casting course for some of our students. They were able to carve a wax model of a bag fitting or buckle then cast in silver or bronze.   If you are interested in learning about this, Tim is an excellent teacher and very skIMG_5078illed.IMG_5058

Click on his name which links to his web site with dates and a fuller description of the courses he offers.IMG_5039

Chipping Campden Summer Show 2015

Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 August.

A wonderful range of work made by the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen including MacGregor and Michael. Daily demonstrations including Val Michael on Sunday 16th August.

Chipping Campden Town Hall, High Street, Chipping Campden, Glos. GL55 6AT

Open 10 – 6 daily ( closes 4 pm on Sunday 23rd

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Craft Skills Workshops

A series of one day workshops run by members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen in The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum throughout 2015. Valerie is running a ‘Make a leather belt or purse in a day’ workshop . For all details go to

The Guild at 51 shop front

Christmas at The Guild at 51

Unique Christmas Gifts

Late night opening Thursday 4 December 2014 10 am – 8 pm

Make leather Christmas tree decorations with Val Michael from 2 to 8 pm.

The Guild at 51 is the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen’s flagship shop in Cheltenham selling high calibre contemporary crafts directly from the makers.

Find the advertisement in the Christmas issue of Cotswold Life to receive a 10% discount on 4 December.

Sculpture at the Goods Shed

November 12th to 23 rd, 2014.

The Goods Shed

Long Stay Car Park

Cirencester Road


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An exhibition of sculptures by local and Bristol based artists. Demonstrations on Saturday 15th and 23rd.

Admission £2 to go towards the Goods Shed Restoration Project.

Town Hall, Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden Summer Show 

August 15th to 20th. Open 10 am – 6 pm ( except Wednesday 20th 10 am – 4 pm)

High quality crafts from members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen (MacGregor and Michael will be there !)

Town Hall, Chipping Campden, Glos. GL55 6AT

Ring: 01242 245215
or visit the Summer Show website for more information.

Image credit: Steve Cadman


Craft Skills Workshops

A series of 1 day workshops run by members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen on Fridays during 2014, at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art gallery & Museum.

1 st August – Print Arts & Crafts inspired  linen cushion panels with Liz Lippiatt. Fee £45

5th September  –  ‘Make a leather purse in a day’  with Valerie Michael . Fee is £55.

3rd October – ‘Make a 3 D seamless Felt Bag’  with Anne Rogers. Fee 45

7th November – Design and stitch an arts & crafts inspired embroidered panel with Louise Watson. Fee £45

5th December – Christmas Tea lights, a ceramics workshop with AdrianBates. Fee £45

For more details go to the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen’s website.

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The Guild at 51 | Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen

The Guild at 51 shop frontIf you are interested in contemporary crafts visit the new shop (The Guild at 51) in Cheltenham which opened on 5 October 2013, next to The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum.

Its open 6 days a week, 10 am – 5pm. We have work in the shop.

The Guild at 51
51 Clarence Street
Cheltenham GL50 3JT

Tel: 01241 245215