The Wessex Guild of Craftsmen

The Guild exists to support and promote excellent standards of workmanship and design among craftsmen and women from Hampshire and adjoining counties.

Members sell their unique, handmade art and design through regular craft exhibitions and events across the region, including the popular Hampshire Open Studios.

The Guild is a group of friendly, likeminded, creative individuals who are keen to share their knowledge with one another and the general public, to ensure the highest quality is maintained and appreciated across a wide range of crafts.

Our next event

Hampshire Open Studios

Hampshire Open Studios

26th - 29th August 2022

See more events here.

Latest from the Guild blog

 

Meet the Maker: fine artist Glenn Phur

Meet the Maker: fine artist Glenn Phur

In this regular feature we speak to one of the members of the Wessex Guild to find out a bit more about them and their craft, techniques and inspirations. How did you start doing your craft? What inspired you?I was always strong at art. From school I went straight to...

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Meet the Maker: textile designer Helen Murchie

Meet the Maker: textile designer Helen Murchie

In this regular feature we speak to one of the members of the Wessex Guild to find out a bit more about them and their craft, techniques and inspirations. How did you start doing your craft? What inspired you? I started sewing when I was about 17 years old. My mother,...

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Nature inspires Swanmore textile artist

Nature inspires Swanmore textile artist

Wessex Guild chair, Sheila Barrow, says the natural world was the catalyst that pushed her to create her latest textile art pieces. Here she shares her thoughts on creativity during, and post, lockdown. After the lockdowns of 2020, when so many gatherings were...

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Member Showcase

 

Seen something you like in the image gallery? For more information, click on the photograph to be directed to that artist’s page.