Exhibition of Unique Contemporary Crafts

CRAFTED Cropped Fragment and Turquoise necklace by Kate Wilkinson

The Discover Bucks Museum in Aylesbury is delighted to collaborate with The Buckinghamshire Craft Guild to present CRAFTED; an exciting opportunity to reach and engage with a much wider audience in the Guild’s first ever showcase exhibition. The museum art gallery is a glorious airy space, providing the perfect backdrop for each maker to display the best of their work and, for some makers, much larger pieces, or collections.

Established in 2017, The Buckinghamshire Craft Guild promotes the best in designer and applied contemporary crafts in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. Currently with 35 artists working across a variety of disciplines and employing a vast array of materials and techniques including: ceramics, glass, furniture, printmaking, jewellery and enamelling, lettering, textiles, and paper art, as well as leather, metal and wood. Over time, each artist has developed their own unique style and every piece is carefully crafted, whether it be intricately designed jewellery or a stunning piece of furniture.

CRAFTED will run from 16 September to 7 October (Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm) at The Discover Bucks Museum. Daily demonstrations will run each day between 11am and 2pm. And on Saturday 23 September there will be an opportunity to Meet the Makers and take part in some Family Craft activities between 10am and 3pm. An ideal opportunity to treat yourself or pick up a gift while supporting local makers.

Kate Wilkinson, a Buckinghamshire Craft Guild member says: ‘We’re delighted that Discover Bucks Museum has given the Guild this wonderful opportunity to showcase all of our different types of work. We look forward to welcoming people from all over the county and further afield to view, inspire and purchase from the exhibition, and we can’t wait to meet families at our Meet the Makers day on Saturday 23 September.’

As well as this exciting showcase event at The Discover Bucks Museum, the Guild has a permanent presence at their beautiful new gallery in Stoke Mandeville. It provides an all-year-round showcase with the opportunity for visitors to meet the makers, see demonstrations and learn about the processes involved and creative journeys taken in the development of the artworks. Commissions are welcome and the online shop has a selection of work by most artists.

  • CRAFTED 16 September to 7 October at the Discover Bucks Museum in Aylesbury, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Daily demonstrations each day between 11am and 2pm
  • Meet the Makers & Family Crafts on Saturday 23 September 10am-3pm

For opening times, charges and to book visit discoverbucksmuseum.org.

Find out more about the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild.