DITCHLING CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
- Ditchling Village Hall and St Margaret’s Church, West Sussex BN6 8TT
- April 6th & 7th 2013
- 10am – 5pm
- Admission £2, Children Free
Our annual event in Ditchling, provides a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in which visitors can purchase unique and beautiful work from the region’s finest craftspeople. The Sussex Guild is proud to follow Ditchling’s artistic tradition, well known for its past association with local artists of distinction.
This show is in two venues: Ditchling Village Hall and the beautiful and historic St Margaret’s Parish Church. Located between the two venues is the jewellery shop of Sussex Guild members, Pruden and Smith.
If you have never been to Ditchling before, you may be interested in some local facts… Ditchling is a medieval village with many beautiful timber-framed buildings, nestling just below the impressive Ditchling Beacon on the rolling South Downs. For new visitors to this village, the museum is of great interest. This is housed in the old church school and has a superb, permanent display relating to the artistic past of the village. There is a very long tradition of arts and crafts associated with Ditchling. This stems from the early 20th century when a number of notable artist/craftsmen were based in the area, including Edward Johnston, Ethel Mairet and the eminent Eric Gill.
At our Contemporary Craft Show there will be an exciting array of wood, glass, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and more. Come to meet the makers and perhaps buy or commission your own individual work of art.
The admission ticket affords entry and re-entry to each venue throughout the day. Excellent refreshments are available in the village. Free parking at the Village Hall and, subject to the weather having been dry, in Bollands Field, Keymer Road, Ditchling.
Nearby is Dolly’s Pantry, which, along with The Bull public house, provides excellent fare for visitors.
PARHAM HOUSE contemporary craft show
- Parham House & Gardens, Storrington, near Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HS
- June 22nd & 23rd 2013
- 10.30am to 5.30pm – Guild exhibition
- (House and Garden open to the public between 11.00am and 5.30pm)
Parham House, rated as one of England’s top twenty houses, is set in an ancient deer park near Storrington, with breathtaking views towards the Sussex Downs. The foundation stone of this beautiful house was laid in 1577 by the two year old Thomas Palmer, and Parham has been a family home ever since. It is now occupied by its present owners Lady Emma and Mr James Barnard and their family – Lady Emma Barnard’s great-grandfather, the Hon Clive Pearson, bought Parham in 1922 from the 17th Lady Zouche and he and his wife opened the house to visitors in 1948.
The Elizabethan Great Hall contains portraits and furnishings dating from Tudor times and at the top of the house is the magnificent Long Gallery, the third largest in the country. Fresh flower arrangements, with blooms cut from Parham’s own gardens, adorn the rooms and those interested in needlework will find an outstanding collection of needlework and tapestry.
The romantic four-acre walled garden is a joy to behold with its spectacular herbaceous borders, ornamental vegetable garden, orchard and 1920′s Wendy House.
Adjoining the House is the area known as The Pleasure Grounds where, in a large marquee set amidst specimen trees, over forty members of the Sussex Guild will be exhibiting and selling their fine work. They are delighted to have been invited again to hold their summer show in such beautiful surroundings.
Lunches and teas are available in the 16th century Big Kitchen and there is a picnic area for those wishing to bring their own refreshments.
There is plenty of free parking and good wheelchair access to the Guild Exhibition and Gardens.
Entry to the gardens (including the Guild Show) is £7.00, concessions £6.50, children £3.50, family ticket £19.00, £2.00 extra to go in the house.
For further information about Parham House and Gardens:
Telephone: 01903 744888 (information line) or 01903 742021 (general office)
SUSSEX GUILD CRAFTS IN ACTION AT THE GRANGE
- The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery, The North Wing, Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1TP
- 10.00am to 5.00pm
The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery will be holding a celebration weekend of crafts for all the family on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July.
There will be live craft demonstrations inside the Guild Event Room and out on the lawn. It is an ideal opportunity to meet and talk to the individual makers from the Sussex Guild and members of the Guild Shop to learn about their techniques, processes and development of ideas.
Do come and join in the fun at this special event being held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.
For further information please contact The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery on 01273 479565 or email ku.oc1369516343.dliu1369516343gxess1369516343useht1369516343@pohs1369516343dliug1369516343.
MICHELHAM PRIORY CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
- Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QS
- August 1st – 4th 2013
- 10.30am – 5.00pm
Since its formation over forty-five years ago, the Sussex Guild has been invited to exhibit at Michelham Priory. This annual event, in a beautiful and historic setting, provides a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in which visitors can purchase unique work from the region’s finest craftspeople.
Our members, together with a few selected guest exhibitors, will display their work in the Elizabethan Great Barn and in marquees on the lawns. This event is special because there will be craft demonstrations, including a blacksmith at his forge, woodturning, embroidery and quilting together with several potters showing different aspects of their craft.
Michelham Priory has England’s longest medieval moat surrounding seven acres of beautiful grounds, including the kitchen garden, medieval herb garden, working watermill, replica Bronze Age roundhouse and children’s play area. There is also a new interactive gallery in the gatehouse. Find out more about the Augustinian Priory when you visit the historic house with its Tudor kitchen. There is free parking, shop, café, picnic area and a barbeque each day.
Why not combine a visit to the past with our Contemporary Craft Show where you can meet and see our designer makers in action? It will be a great day out and you may find something special to take home, too!
‘We are delighted to welcome the Sussex Guild again this year. Michelham Priory has been hosting this event for over 40 years and we are proud of our association with such a highly talented group. We know that you will enjoy the extensive range of contemporary crafts on display together with the skilled craft demonstrations.’ John Mumbray, Manager Michelham Priory
For more details about Michelham Priory call 01323 844224, email: ku.oc1369516343.tsap1369516343xessu1369516343s@hci1369516343mnimd1369516343a1369516343 or visit their website at www.sussexpast.co.uk
Admission prices for 2013
Child (5 – 15) £4.00
Family (1 adult & 4 children/2 adults & 2 children) £20.00
Disabled / Carer £3.80 each
For further information about The Sussex Guild and details of exhibitors, see www.http://thesussexguild.co.uk/ or visit The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery, Southover Grange, Southover Rd, Lewes, BN7 1TP Tel: 01273 479565. (Open every day between 10.00 and 5.00).
PASHLEY MANOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
- Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Nr Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE
- August 24th – 26th 2013
- 10am – 5pm
- Adults £7.50, children (up to 16) £5.00.
The gardens first opened in 1992 and were brought to their present splendour with the assistance of the eminent landscape architect, Anthony du Gard Pasley. They offer a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative planting and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds. In late summer and autumn Pashley maintains its riot of colour mixed with the careful composed shape and form of the trees and shrubs. The Rose Walk with its soft second flowering and luxuriant under-planting leads from the Kitchen Garden to the resplendent “Hot” herbaceous borders which are continually updated and improved, while the architectural features of the Yew hedges, the Phormuim and the specimen trees grow to maturity.
This will be The Sussex Guild’s thirteenth year at Pashley and the craft show will be situated in a large marquee in front of the Manor House. The show will feature about fifty exhibitors who will be displaying work of the highest standard, with a number of members showing for the first time. Work on display and for sale will include: textured kiln fired glass bowls, semi-abstract porcelain bird forms, embellished textiles, fine wood furniture, light reflective & iridescent lustreware, seamless felt vessels, enriched textured wall hangings, wax resist paintings on silk & wood engravings, bold & sculptural precious metal & gemstone jewellery, contemporary metalwork and wood turned bowls & hollow forms.The entry fee is reduced from £9 to £7.50 during the Sussex Guild Show.
Light lunches and afternoon teas are served from the licensed Garden Room Cafe and visitors can enjoy their refreshments on the terrace overlooking the moat or in the Jubilee Courtyard. Pashley prides itself on providing, where possible, locally sourced and homemade food.
HURSTPIERPOINT CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
- Hurstpierpoint College, Chalker’s Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9JS (off A2300 or B2117, Cuckfield Road to Chalker’s Lane)
- November 2nd & 3rd 2013
- 10am – 5pm
- Admission £2.00, Children Free
In the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of the spacious Sports Hall at Hurstpierpoint College visitors will see spectacular examples of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, leatherwork, wood, glass, metalwork, printmaking and more – created by members of the Sussex Guild and some selected guest exhibitors.
The College is situated just outside Hurstpierpoint, with good road links to the M23. For the Contemporary Craft Show please approach the College along Chalkers Lane. There is ample free parking in the courtyard and surrounding areas with designated car parking and access for the disabled. Refreshments will be served in the Music Room, courtesy of The Sportsman Pub.
Just the place for early Christmas shopping, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet the makers, see, buy or perhaps commission an individual work of art.
December » MIDHURST CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
MIDHURST CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
- Midhurst Rother College (formerly Midhurst Grammar School).
North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT
- November 30th & December 1st 2013
- 10am – 5pm
- Admission £2.00, Children Free
The ticket affords entry and re-entry throughout the weekend.
We are delighted to be returning to the spacious, modern surroundings of the recently-built Midhurst Rother College – last year’s show proved very popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.
Once again highly-skilled designer-makers from Sussex and the adjoining counties will provide a colourful feast of creativity to brighten the dark days of winter. The show is perfectly timed for Christmas shopping and, with over fifty members of The Sussex Guild showing their beautiful and varied work, visitors will be spoilt for choice.
The café within the show area will provide light refreshments throughout the weekend. More substantial fare can be found in the cafés, hotels and pubs in the delightful medieval town of Midhurst. Ample numbers of road signs will guide visitors through the town, into the wide drive leading to the College car park. (Please note that parking meters are in operation over the weekend – 10p for two hours, 20p for three hours).
Access is level throughout and a disabled parking area is situated between the sports hall and the main building. Tarmac paths lead to the show entrance.