August 17, 2008

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen

Filed under: Art and Drawings — sarah @ 7:49 pm

I found that there is a shop below the gallery in the Painswick Centre which sells the most amazing stuff (can you tell I’m not local) made by the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. There really were the most fantastic knitted foods, and glass bowls that I would have loved to be able to afford – I was tempted by the smallest one which was about £17 I think. In the end I bought a strawberry. I then got into a conversation with the young man behind the counter who informed me that the main exhibits were round the back and that it was the Guild’s 75th anniversary!

I went off to look at the Guild’s stuff. There was an entrance fee – I can’t remember what it was exactly but I think it was along the lines of £3. The stuff was amazing, from wooden furniture that really were works of art to knitted sculptures, to more amazing glass work. I picked up a lot of postcards, some of which it turned out were business cards and so were free!

They are there every summer if I remember correctly. They are also sensible and have a website!

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