The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show in Horsham
SAT 7 & SUN 8 APRIL 2018
10.00am – 5.00pm
Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1RL
“We look forward to the Sussex Guild’s Contemporary Craft Show as Horsham Town Centre’s premier date for craft lovers in the area”
Town Centres & Events Manager
The Sussex Guild is delighted to be showing in Horsham for the second time. The Contemporary Craft Show is on 7th and 8th April, 10am – 5pm in the spacious Parkside building, which is the joint WSCC and Horsham DC offices. Parkside is less than five minutes’ walk from the centre of this historic market town.
Designer makers will be displaying a spectacular variety of superb, well-designed and beautifully made crafts, which have been created in workshops and studios across Sussex and the adjoining counties. Come to meet the designers with their ceramics, furniture, jewellery, metalwork, printmaking, textiles and woodwork.
Light refreshments will be served at Parkside throughout the weekend, helping to make your visit a relaxed and enjoyable experience. There are also nearby cafés, restaurants and public houses, a lively town centre with a Saturday market and an excellent local history museum.
ADMISSION: Adults £3.00, Students and Children free
The pedestrian entrance to Parkside is in Chart Way, off North Street, a short walk from the railway station and the centre of town. There is some parking at Parkside and nearby public car parks. The show will be well signposted from all directions.
There is easy wheelchair access throughout the building.
PARHAM CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
SATURDAY 16 & SUNDAY 17 JUNE 2018 10.30am – 5.00pm
Parham House & Gardens, Pulborough,
West Sussex RH20 4HR
“We are very excited to welcome the Sussex Guild members once again to Parham; the high quality of their work is always a delight and an inspiration.”
Lady Emma Barnard
The Sussex Guild is delighted to be exhibiting at Parham again. The Guild is a group of professional designer-makers selected for their high degree of skill and creativity. Members live and work in Sussex and the adjoining counties. Formed nearly fifty years ago, the group supports its members in a variety of ways whilst promoting public understanding and appreciation of fine craft and design.
Parham House & Gardens is nestled beneath the South Downs in the heart of an ancient deer park. Its tranquillity and timeless beauty have changed little over the centuries.
The Guild’s Craft Show takes place in a large marquee within the famous award-winning gardens with spectacular examples of ceramics, leather, textiles, jewellery, wood, glass, metalwork and fine modern furniture on show and craft demonstrations too.
Visitors will be able to meet the designer-makers, watch them at work, and view, buy or commission an individual piece.
For an additional £2 visitors can explore the Elizabethan House, complete with its Great Hall and Long Gallery. Together with paintings and antique furniture, Parham’s internationally acclaimed collection of needlework will be displayed, possibly the finest and most important collection of sixteenth and seventeenth-century embroidery in the United Kingdom. Please note that from 13 to 24 June there is a special needlework display event with an exhibition of items that are not normally on display.
Light lunches, cream teas and refreshments are available in the Tudor ‘Big Kitchen’ or ‘The Mower Shed’ garden tearoom.
Admission: £ 9.00, Concessions: £8.00, Children (5 –15): £5
There is an upgrade of £ 2.00 for the house including embroidery exhibition.
For information about Parham House and Gardens
call 01903 742021, email: ku.oc1519372522.xess1519372522usnim1519372522ahrap1519372522@seir1519372522iuqne1519372522
or visit www.parhaminsussex.co.uk
Michelham Priory and Gardens
3 – 5 August 2018, 10.30 – 5.00
Michelham Priory and Gardens, Upper Dicker, Near Hailsham BN27 3QS
“We are delighted to welcome the Sussex Guild to Michelham on their 50th anniversary. The quality of their work shines through as does their passion for their crafts. The Guild show is a fantastic day out for all our visitors”.
Helen Ansom, Manager at Michelham Priory
This year the Sussex Guild are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Founded fifty years ago by a small group of craftspeople with the ethos: “to be a community of mutually supporting, individual craftspeople”, the Guild organised their first craft show at Michelham Priory in the summer of 1968. The Sussex Guild is delighted to be returning to Michelham again this August having shown here annually, without a break, for fifty years!
At our three-day Contemporary Craft Show members, who are selected for their high degree of skill and creativity, will show fine examples of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, leatherwork, stone carving, wood, glass and furniture. Come to meet the designer-makers and see their work on show in the Elizabethan barn and marquees on the lawns. The work on display includes unique pieces and most of the work can be purchased, or specially commissioned.
There will be craft demonstrations too – jewellery making, stone carving, embroidery, smocking and quilting, together with several potters showing different aspects of their craft.
Michelham Priory is ideal for a family day out. England’s longest medieval moat surrounds seven acres of beautiful grounds, including the kitchen garden, medieval herb garden, working watermill, replica Bronze Age roundhouses, children’s play area and the Tudor house with its history of the Augustinian Priory.
There is free parking, a shop, café and picnic area.
With something for everyone at Michelham Priory, why not celebrate with us and 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 also find something special to take home with you.
Child (5-16): £4.90
Student / Senior: £8.80
Family: £25.50 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Gift Aid ticket options available.
For more details about Michelham Priory visit their website www.sussexpast.co.uk or telephone: 01323 844224.
Pashley Manor Gardens Contemporary Craft Show
Bank Holiday Weekend 25 – 27 August 2018 10.00 – 5.00
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE
“The Sussex Guild’s craftsmanship adds even more beauty to the beautiful counties of Sussex; it is always a pleasure to have them and their exhibitors at Pashley Manor Gardens”.
James Sellick – owner of Pashley Manor
Once again, members of the Sussex Guild are delighted to be invited to exhibit at Pashley Manor Gardens.
Selected for their high degree of skill and creativity, Guild members will be showing their excellent and inspiring work at Pashley. In a large marquee looking down on the old, timber-framed manor house, you will discover spectacular examples of ceramics, furniture, textiles, jewellery, woodwork, glass, metalwork and more; most of the work can be purchased, or possibly specially commissioned.
Pashley Manor is a quintessential English garden located on the Sussex and Kent border and has been described as one of the finest gardens in England. There is a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains and large ponds; perfectly sited contemporary sculptures charm the visitor. In late August the “hot” borders come into their own, with dahlias, cannas and asters amongst the many late flowering herbaceous perennials. Produce from the Kitchen Garden, which is at its most bountiful in summer, can be sampled at the excellent Garden Room Café.
You can spend a delightful day at this beautiful venue, wandering through the gardens, enjoying delicious refreshments in the café and meeting the talented designer-makers of the Sussex Guild who will be pleased to discuss their work with you.
ADMISSION: the special price of £9.00 includes entry to the gardens and show.
Disabled visitors are made most welcome with easy access to the craft marquee; however, the gardens are only partially accessible to the disabled. Please call 01580 200888 for more details.
There is a Garden Room café with terrace, or picnics may be taken in the car park field with marvellous views of the front façade of the Tudor house and surrounding hills.
There is ample free parking.
De La Warr Contemporary Craft Show
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP
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 fifty stands exhibiting the full diversity of our work and including several 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.
MIDHURST CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW
Midhurst Rother College (formerly Midhurst Grammar School).
North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT
1st and 2nd December 2018
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.