Contemporary Crafts, 3-21st September 2020

A chance to see a wide variety of beautifully-executed objects in many materials, by local designer-makers. Opening hours 10.30-4.30 Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

A rich variety of hand-made Contemporary Crafts by experienced designer-makers. This exhibition will highlight skilled craftwork using many traditional methods with contemporary designs for sale. Some of the British made crafts on show include hand forged metalwork and decorative ironwork; an array of Dorset Buttons, with designs going back to the mid-17th c; traditional willow basketry weaves; wood turned bowls from British hardwoods; and traditional hand made quilt hangings. A choice of ceramics including delicate blue and white vases, hanging pots and hand made earthenware, slip decorated pottery and framed tiled selections. There will also be felt wraps, local wool snoods, jewellery and striking hand painted silk scarves as well as hand printed lampshades, cushions and books. Plus fused, painted, etched and stained glass hangings and sculptures.

All these craft makers work in Dorset, Devon and Somerset. This is a show not to be missed.