The Sussex Guild Shop
Southover Grange, Lewes
The designer makers of The Sussex Guild have a permanent Shop & Gallery in the lovely, historic county town of Lewes.
The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery
Opening times: 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm
Address: The North Wing, Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1TP
Telephone: 01273 479565 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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50 Years a Potter – a Farewell Show
Jill Pryke has exhibited with the Guild for nearly 50 years and is now leaving and holding a celebratory farewell show. She hopes to welcome some old members, friends and customers. Jill will be showing and selling past and present work at this special 4 day exhibition.
Friday 27th to Monday 30th August 2021 open 10.00 to 17.00
Lewes Artwave, an annual festival of artists and makers in the Lewes district, takes place from 11 – 26 September.
The Guild Shop takes part in Artwave and in addition we have a special exhibition ‘Unlocked, Unmasked, Unfolding…’ featuring the work of Sussex Guild members, not all regular Shop members, which will take place in our event room.
Like the Shop the exhibition is open from 10.00 to 17.00.
Christmas Show – 10th December to 3rd January 2021
The Christmas Show in our Event Room will showcase new work from Guild members and special Christmas goodies for the festive season. We hope to see you very soon.
Gift Vouchers are available from £10 and upwards – please call in to purchase these, or, if you live away from Lewes, you can either purchase on our Online Shop or email the above link to obtain details. The Guild Shop also acts as a permanent information centre for all the Guild’s activities and events.
The Guild Shop & Gallery is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10am – 5pm. The shop is staffed by the makers themselves, so each has good knowledge of work in their own discipline and personally knows the other makers so is in a good position to give you all the help you may need. The shop has now reopened after the lockdown and although there are a few makers absent their rota days are being covered by colleagues in order to support them. Their work will still be on display and commissions or queries can be directed to them by email by clicking on their entry in the virtual shop. There is a wide selection of hand made unique cards by the makers for any occasion.
The shop also has an attractive Event Room where a variety of workshops, exhibitions and talks are held throughout the year.
Please see the Event Room page for details of events and workshops.
Lewes is a most interesting town further enhanced by The Sussex Guild shop and gallery in Southover Grange, a splendid 17th century building beside the beautiful Grange Gardens. In the summer it is a delight to sit out under the old mulberry tree or savour the heady scent of the magnificent magnolia.
Adjacent to the gallery there is a very good refreshments kiosk which is open during the summer months, providing an excellent selection of sandwiches, drinks and delicious homemade cakes.
Lewes has long been a town associated with the arts. Perhaps the most well-known connection was with the Bloomsbury Group who were based a short distance outside the town at Charleston Farmhouse. The main players in the group were the innovative writer Virginia Woolf and the painters, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
Around them was a coterie of famous associates who were highly influential on the arts scene of the early 20th century, particularly Roger Fry who was one of the original champions of post-impressionist movements in this country.
Anne of Cleves House, a beautiful timber framed building dating back to the 15th century, is located very near to the Shop & Gallery. It has a lovely local history museum with many fine examples of traditional Sussex crafts – Wealden iron, Sussex pottery, some textiles and furniture and plenty more!
There is metered parking on the road, free on Sundays and various public car parks are just a short walk away.
We welcome visitors to the Guild Shop in Southover Grange 364 days a year.
On-street parking can be found around Southover Grange and there are various other car parks in Lewes within a 5 to 15 minute walk. We are only a few minutes level walk from lewes train station too.