Somerset Guild

The Guild

What is it?

The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, established in 1933, is a body of professional craftsmen and women who promote the highest standards of design and craftsmanship. Each member's work undergoes a selection procedure before full Craft Member status is conferred. You may wish to consider joining the Guild as an Associate, Full Craft Member or as a Friend.

Becoming a member of the Guild

There are two categories of membership:

Craft members

Craft Membership is open to those whose design and quality of work meet the approval of a Selection Committee that sits several times throughout the year.  A non-returnable selection fee of £25  is payable.   
The right of regular exhibition at the Guild's galleries is confined to those with Craft Membership

Associate members

This category of member includes those people who wish simply to be associated with the Guild and its ethos of fine craftsmanship and fellowship. It also includes those who wish to further and advance their skills and techniques, with a view to eventually becoming a Craft Member. Membership details

Current membership rates are as follows:
Craft Members:   £120  per year, renewable on 1 April annually.
Associate Members:  £25  per year, renewable on 1 April annually. 

If you would like to join, please download the appropriate form and send with your subscription to:

The Membership Secretary 
Somerset Guild of Craftsmen 
23a Broad Street

The next Selection Panel for admission to Full Craft Membership of the Guild to be advised.

If you are thinking of applying, please note that your application should be with the Membership Secretary at the SGC Shop in Wells as soon as possible. 


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Applicant Form

Download and fill out this form to become a member.

Applicant Notes

Information regarding joining the Somerset Guild