Come to the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s shop in Wells for Somerset Art Works Open Studios September 15-30. Featuring work by Pauline Rook, Chris Kampf, Sue Sinclair and many more! Our theme this year is “Somerset in Black and White”
During the Wells Art Contemporary exhibition at the Bishop’s Palace, (8-22 October), an innovative display of contemporary art by some of our Guild Members will be on display at the Wells and Mendip Museum. The 10 pieces, known as “Interventions” have been inspired by the museum’s collection, in textile, glass, ceramic, mosaic and stone.
August 3-4 at Vivary Park. Come see us and see what we have in store – demos and more!
AND THE 2018 FURNITURE PRIZE WINNERS ARE….
Commendation to Ben Penfold from Cornwall College with his Webbing easy Chair;
Commendation to Robert Searle from Cornwall College with his Trinket Box;
Second Prize Part Time Category to Will Appleby from City of Bristol College with his Glass Fronted Book Case;
Second Prize Full Time Category to Alex Curry from the David Savage School of Fine Furniture, with her Cherry Cabinet on a Stand;
First Prize Part Time Category to Marten Rostel from the City of Bristol College, with his Whisky Cabinet;
The People’s Choice Prize to Jamie Gill from Cornwall College with his Viking ship Inspired Chair, and…
First Prize Full Time Category and overall winner is Jack Pawsey from David Savage School of Fine Furniture with his “ATEN” Credenza.
Congratulations to all the entrants for the high quality of the works submitted, and to all those recognised for exceptional work and design! When you buy handmade, you support local craftsmen and women, and acquire something truly beautiful. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. #handmade #crafts #wells #Somerset #supportlocalart #furniture
In addition to workshops at the Guild Shop, the following members conduct workshops at their own studios:
Making Mosaics and outdoor Mosaics
One day wedding ring courses in silver and gold. Private tuition.
Basic techniques in enamelling
JEFF FORD 01453882870 firstname.lastname@example.org
One to one tuition for beginners, intermediate and advanced.
DAVE APPLEBY 01458 241522 email@example.com
One day beginners course.
JOHN CANDLER 01278 723317 firstname.lastname@example.org
Taster glass blowing
WILL SHAKSPEARE 01458 252477 email@example.com
Letter cutting in stone. One to one, all abilities
DAVID BROWN 01458 274841 firstname.lastname@example.org
Linocut printing for beginners and experienced
Beginners stained and leaded glass
CHRIS WALTERS 01761462488 email@example.com
Needlework and hand embroidery
Non-traditional methods of patchwork and quilting; map quilts
GLASS FUSING & LAMPWORK
Glass workshops including fusing, lamp work and micro-casting
This has had to be cancelled but stay tuned for a reschedule.
Jonathan will be running another workshop on Saturday September 1st.
This workshop will be run by Guild member Jonathan Blackmore. It is an introduction to linocut printing for beginners, using a process you can do at home, without a press.
The workshop will include demonstrations followed by practical hands-on experience and experimentation with tools and techniques to create your own unique linocut print.
Saturday 1st September 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
At the Somerset Guild Of Craftsmen’s Shop 23a Broad Street, Wells, BA5 2DJ
£55 per person, places are limited to 5 participants Telephone 01749 671112 to book
*same information as below from August for the September workshop!
Nothing scheduled yet, but keep an eye our for demonstrations this summer