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Discover quality art from Wessex Guild at Hampshire Open Studios 2022

The Wessex Guild of Craftsmen is participating in the increasingly popular Hampshire Open Studios event again this year. Hampshire Open Studios showcases art, craft and design across the whole county of Hampshire. It takes place in over 250 venues, each opening at...
Hilliers event a great success

Hilliers event a great success

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Wessex Guild's annual exhibition at the lovely Sir Harold Hillier Gardens between 30 June and 13 July 2022. A total of 16 members took part over the two weeks, with a changeover between the first and second weeks so that...

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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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Wessex Guild participates in Hampshire Open Studios 2021

Wessex Guild participates in Hampshire Open Studios 2021

If you are looking for unique art and craft to decorate your home, or to give as thoughtful gifts, why not head along to the Paterson Centre in Swanmore over the Bank Holiday weekend? An example of Vicki Hunt's artwork Seven members of the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen...

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Meet the Maker: leather crafter Graham Limburn

Meet the Maker: leather crafter Graham Limburn

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? Having been a woodcarver for over 20 years, winning many...

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Meet the Maker: textile artist Paula Limburn

Meet the Maker: textile artist Paula Limburn

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 at primary school. We all had a thick...

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Wessex Guild welcomes new member Alison Nash

Wessex Guild welcomes new member Alison Nash

The Wessex Guild of Craftsmen is delighted to welcome new member Alison Nash, who specialises in creating mixed media mosaics. Alison uses traditional glass tiles, combined with beads, glass, stones, wood, metal, fossils and semi-precious stones to make her detailed...

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