Thursday 22 to Monday 26 August 2019Editor's Choice
Back for another anticipated year, Cheltenham will play host to an award-winning exhibition of bespoke, contemporary furniture, as the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design gets underway from Saturday 17 to Monday 26 August 2019.
Held at Cheltenham College’s Thirlestaine Long Gallery, the exhibition features the work of over 70 of the finest craftsmen and women, who will be showcasing around 300 unique and diverse pieces. The crafters will be exhibiting high quality furniture as well as complementary items from other disciplines such as jewellery, silver, sculpture and glass.
Now in its 25th year, the exceptional exhibition also gives up-and-coming designers the chance to show off their skills, alongside more famous names in the bespoke furniture business.
The eclectic exhibition offers something for all tastes, with styles ranging from simple and sleek, to flourishing and fancy. What’s more, there will be the chance to discuss the pieces with stewards and a selection of exhibitors, who will be on hand to discuss the works and possible commissions.
The fantastic line-up of exhibitors for Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design 2019 is brimming with talent. In the furniture discipline, names include Ben Tcharny, Barnby Design, Alan Flannery, Laurent Peacock Design, Nick James Design, Roland Smith Furniture, Lufu Furniture, and many more.
Across other disciplines such as ceramics, sculpture, art and jewellery, designer-makers include Emmet Kane, Jason Heap, Erica Sharpe Fine Jewellery, Louise Parry, Rachel Ducker, and Vivienne Foley, to name just a handful.
Speaking of this year’s event, director Jason Heap said: ‘We’ve seen a consistent feed of really talented makers coming through each year. It’s really inspiring to know that the passion for true craftsmanship is alive and well in the UK.
‘Whether people come just to view the amazing work, or are here to enhance their homes with something unique and exceptional, they all seem to leave with wide eyes and wide smiles!’
For those who have a passion for design or a space in their home crying out for a unique piece of furniture, head to the magnificent Thirlestaine Long Gallery to join this creative celebration, soaking up the beautiful setting and perusing a wonderful array of works.
For more information visit celebrationofcraftsmanship.com directly.
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