Craft shows / Events 2017

21st January to 25th March

« All Shapes and Sizes » exhibition

Artichoke Gallery

Church street, Ticehurst, TN5 7AE

On the eastern edge of Sussex, surrounded by beautiful countryside, Artichoke Gallery is in the heart of this wealden village with an eclectic selection of small creative businesses. In addition to featuring the work of artist/owners Vicki Atkinson, Liz Moys and Louisa Crispin, there are quarterly exhibitions of painting, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery from some of the leading artists and makers in the country.

The Gallery has a spacious, relaxed atmosphere to show off the contemporary delights on offer, ideal for sourcing that extra special present from highly skilled artisans, check out the website for a taster but better still, pop in for a sensory treat.

4 weekends in May / Brunswick street East , Hove

For the 6th time we will be opening the doors of our jewellery workshop to the public.

Twice a year artists and makers open their houses and studios, providing art lovers the chance to browse and buy original artwork direct from the artist. With a focus on quality and value for money, the Artists Open Houses festival aims to bring a dynamic mix of arts and crafts to the widest possible audience, providing visitors and viewers with engaging and inspiring experiences.

June 17th & 18th  2017

Parham House & Gardens, Storrington, near Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HS

The Sussex Guild is delighted to be exhibiting at Parham House and Gardens again this year.

Parham House is rated as one of England’s top twenty houses; it is set in an ancient deer park near Storrington, with breathtaking views of the Sussex Downs.

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show is sited in a large marquee in the Pleasure Grounds adjacent to the house. Here members of the Sussex Guild plus a few selected guest exhibitors, will be exhibiting and selling their fine crafts.


Standen House and Garden (West Sussex)

« Reflections of Arts & Crafts « 

Exhibition from 12nd July to 30th July

with Andrew Poder, Fleur Grenier, Justine Munson and Diane Rogers

Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden.

James and Margaret Beale chose an idyllic location with views across the Sussex countryside for their rural retreat. Designed by Philip Webb, the house is one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The house is dressed for a weekend stay in 1925, so you can imagine you are a guest of the family.

West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NE



3rd – 6th August  2017

Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QS
10.30am – 5.00pm

Michelham Priory has England’s longest medieval moat surrounding seven acres of beautiful grounds, including the kitchen garden, medieval herb garden, working watermill, replica Bronze Age roundhouse and children’s play area.

ur members, together with a few selected guest exhibitors, will display their work in the Elizabethan Great Barn and in marquees on the lawns. This event is special because there will be craft demonstrations, including a blacksmith at his forge, woodturning, embroidery, quilting and enamelling together with several potters showing different aspects of their craft. There is also the opportunity to have a go at throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel!

26th – 28th August 2017

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Nr Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE
10am – 5pm

The gardens first opened in 1992 and were brought to their present splendour with the assistance of the eminent landscape architect, Anthony du Gard Pasley. They offer a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative planting and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds.

This will be The Sussex Guild’s fourteenth year at Pashley and the craft show will be situated in a large marquee in front of the Manor House. The show will feature about fifty exhibitors who will be displaying work of the highest standard.

30th September  &  1st October

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP
10am – 5pm

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 44 stands exhibiting the full diversity of our work and including many 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.

Made by Hand, The contemporary Craft Fair , Cardiff

3- 5 November 2017

City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND

Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

Contrasts Contemporary jewellery fair

Saturday 11th November 

 Rowlands Castle / Hampshire

2nd and 3rd December

Midhurst Rother College (formerly Midhurst Grammar School).
North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT
10am – 5pm

We are delighted to be returning to the spacious, modern surroundings of the recently-built Midhurst Rother College – last year’s show proved very popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.

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.


More events to be added soon…

Past shows/exhibitions:

  • All the Sussex Guild shows since 2011 /Handmade in Britain (with The Sussex Guild) Chelsea Old Town Hall (nov 2016) / The Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey, Devon (june 2016) / Craft in Focus, Richmond ( nov 2015) / Festival of Crafts, Farnham Maltings (oct 2015 – 2012) / East London Design Show (dec 2014) / Aspex Contemporary Makers fair, Portsmouth (nov 2014) / Six Sussex Artists, Alfristion (oct 2014) / UP market, Baker-Mamonova Gallery , St Leonards (march 2014) / Salon des Créateurs de Bijoux, Turquant (feb 2014) / Salon des Métiers d’arts, Nantes (dec 2012)
  •  Brighton Open Houses festivals since 2011 (open studio in May).
  • Work exhibited at : WORTHING MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, Sussex Guild exhibition, (june-august 2016) / INSPIRE exhibition in Walford Mill gallery, Wimborne (nov-dec 2015) / The Sussex arts collective in Hop Gallery, Lewes (nov 2013) / ROCKS exhibition at The Goldsmiths’ Center, London (may-june 2013).