STANMER HOUSE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
19 – 20th March 2016 10.00am – 5.00pm
For the second time, members of the Sussex Guild will be showing at Stanmer House. This restored, grade 1 listed, Georgian mansion stands very close to Stanmer Village and Church, within Stanmer Park.
Members of the Guild will be exhibiting their fine crafts in the upstairs rooms, which have disabled access, and in an adjoining marquee.
The house has a licensed bar and a restaurant serving breakfast, luncheon, afternoon tea and dinner throughout the weekend (booking advisable for lunch). There is also a café and shop in the pretty Downland village nearby.
Stanmer House is located just off the A27, north of Brighton and near both Sussex and Brighton Universities. It is easily accessible via the no. 25 bus or by car and is about one mile from Falmer railway station. With parking, open spaces and walks on the South Downs, this is the ideal place for a day out.
Your admission of £3.00, allows readmission throughout the weekend, accompanied under 16s are free.
Download the exhibitor list here.
PARHAM HOUSE contemporary craft show
Parham House & Gardens, Storrington, near Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HS
June 4th & 5th 2016
Parham House is rated as one of England’s top twenty houses; it is set in an ancient deer park near Storrington, with breathtaking views of the Sussex Downs.
In the Elizabethan house visitors can see the Great Hall with its portraits and furnishings dating from Tudor times while at the top of the house there is the magnificent Long Gallery, the third largest in the country. For those interested in needlework there is an outstanding collection of embroidery and tapestry.
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show is sited in a large marquee in the Pleasure Grounds adjacent to the house. Here members of the Sussex Guild plus a few selected guest exhibitors, will be exhibiting and selling their fine crafts.
Coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas are served in the former Tudor kitchen, now known as The Big Kitchen. Drinks and snacks are on sale at The Mower Shed, adjacent to the marquee and there is a picnic area by the carpark for those wishing to bring their own refreshments.
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show and Parham House and Gardens are open to the public between 10. 30am and 5.00pm for both days of the show.
Admission to the Sussex Guild show and Parham Gardens: Adult £8.50, Child (5-15) £4.50, Senior £7.50, Disabled / Carer £4.50, Family £24.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Upgrade to visit the House £2.00 per adult/senior or £1.00 per child, Family £6.00
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worthing museum & art gallery standing exhibition
4th June – 29th August 2016
Entry is free. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm.
The exhibition will show the craftwork of thirty-five Sussex Guild members. There will be some 350 pieces on display, including batik, ceramics, embroidery, furniture, glasswork, jewellery, leatherwork, metalwork, printmaking, quilt making, stone carving, textiles and woodturning; all will be for sale.
Tel: 01903 221448
MICHELHAM PRIORY CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QS
August 4th – August 7th 2016
10.30am – 5.00pm
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, quilting and enamelling together with several potters showing different aspects of their craft. There is also the opportunity to have a go at throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel! Click here to see photos by guest exhibitor Dennis Hales.
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 and picnic area.
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.oc1469835046.tsap1469835046xessu1469835046s@hci1469835046mnimd1469835046a1469835046 or visit their website at www.sussexpast.co.uk
Admission prices for 2016
Adult £9.80 £8.90
Child (5-16) £4.95 £4.50
Student / Senior £8.70 £7.90
Disabled / Carer £4.95 £4.50
Family £25.30 £23.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
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).
Download the exhibitor list here.
PASHLEY MANOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Nr Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE
27th – 29th August 2016
10am – 5pm
Adult £8.90, Child (5-16) £4.50, Student / Senior £7.90, Disabled / Carer £4.50, Family £23.00 (2 adults and upto 4 children)
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 fourteenth 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 £10 to £8 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.
OPEN WEEKEND AT THE SHOP AND GALLERY
The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery, The North Wing, Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1TP
3rd and 4th September 2016
10.00am to 5.00pm
The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery will be holding a celebration weekend of crafts for all the family. (date to be confirmed).
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 admission is free.
Exhibitors will be as follows:
Saturday 3rd September: Rosie Jones – stone carving, Kate Hackett – decorating ceramics, Debbie Siniska – rag rug making and Debbie Timperley – working with glass
Sunday 4th September: Jonathan Chiswell Jones – decorating ceramics, Mike Topham – making wire pictures.
For further information please contact The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery on 01273 479565 or email ku.oc1469835046.dliu1469835046gxess1469835046useht1469835046@pohs1469835046dliug1469835046.
De La Warr Contemporary Craft Show
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP
22-23rd October 2016
The De la Warr Pavilion is an iconic 1930s building. It presents a rolling programme of art exhibitions and concerts as well as having a beautiful shop and a cafe overlooking the beach. Our Contemporary Craft Show will comprise 44 stands exhibiting the full diversity of our work and including many newer members of the Guild. A short walk from Bexhill station, the Pavilion also has a large car park, and there is free parking along the seafront.
Website: LINK TBC
MIDHURST CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
Midhurst Rother College (formerly Midhurst Grammar School).
North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT
26th and 27th November 2016
10am – 5pm
Your ticket affords entry and re-entry throughout the weekend.
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.
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.
Download the exhibitor list here.