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Hampshire Open Studios 2020 cancelled

It is probably not a big surprise to learn that another major event in the annual arts calendar has had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, COVID-19. This time it is the popular Hampshire Open Studios event. This year was to have been a bumper year, with a...
Meet the Maker: potter Jo Berryman

Meet the Maker: potter Jo Berryman

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 trained and worked as an Occupational Therapist and...

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Keep creative and carry on during the coronavirus crisis

Keep creative and carry on during the coronavirus crisis

All of our lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. So we asked our crafting members how they are adapting and using their enforced time at home. We received a variety of answers, some of which may surprise you! Teddy bear designer Pauline Collison has...

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Meet the Maker: jewellery designer Bridget Bradshaw

Meet the Maker: jewellery designer Bridget Bradshaw

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 regularly attended adult evening classes, while my...

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Craft and art events cancelled or postponed

Craft and art events cancelled or postponed

In the light of the global spread of the Coronavirus in recent weeks, and the Government's daily briefings urging everyone to avoid contact with other people, several art exhibitions and events have been cancelled or postponed. The Wessex Guild's display and sale of...

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A brief history of the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen

A brief history of the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen

Did you know that the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen was established over 40 years ago? As we launch our new website and activate lots of plans for growth, read below to find out more about where we came from. The Wessex Guild of Craftsmen first formed in 1978 with 64...

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Meet the Maker: textile artist Sheila Barrow

Meet the Maker: textile artist Sheila Barrow

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? A textile artist called Alison Holt was my inspiration for...

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Hillier Gardens host Wessex Guild’s craft exhibition

Hillier Gardens host Wessex Guild’s craft exhibition

If you appreciate beautiful, handmade craft and take inspiration from walking in nature, a visit to the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens will be doubly worthwhile this March. This Spring the world-renowned Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, situated near Romsey in Hampshire, will...

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Meet the Maker: stained glass artist Linda Banks

Meet the Maker: stained glass artist Linda Banks

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 inspires you? I had the opportunity to work with glass as part of my...

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