In The Maker’s Hands - The Tools of our Trade

The Gloucestershire Guild of Crafts will present the 3rd Crafts Alive festival, ‘In The Maker’s Hands - The Tools of our Trade’ from 13 to 17 September at Rodmarton Manor near Cirencester.

Original work will be for sale, alongside guest exhibitors, demonstrations, workshops, talks, theatrical performances and delicious locally made food and drinks. 

Of special interest will be a display in memory of Rory Young, 1954-2023, including his ¾ size maquettes for the seven martyrs carved in stone for the medieval niches in the nave screen at St Alban’s Cathedral.

The architect of the Rodmarton between 1909-26 was the Arts and Crafts architect-maker Ernest Barnsley; he and his brother Sidney also designed much of the furniture. Both men had joined the Art Workers’ Guild early on and the house also contains pieces by other Guild brothers and members of the Women’s Guild of Arts.

For more information and tickets see the website.

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