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Craft Festival: Cheltenham 2022



Craft Festival Cheltenham returns from March 11th to 13th, 2022 for its fourth edition, with 100 of the finest designer makers from across the UK in partnership with The Gloucestershire Guild, Unit Twelve Gallery and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.


Held at the Cheltenham Town Hall, we'll be journeying from Brighton for the 3-day event showcasing our latest work including a range of vases, vessels, bowls and trays.


Tickets can be purchased here direct from the Craft Festival website.


Joining the celebration of craft, creativity and shopping is Keith Brymer Jones, master potter, businessman and judge of TV’s Great Pottery Throw Down, who will open the show on Friday March 11th at 10am. Keith will also take part in a live Q&A with signings and readings of his brand, new autobiography, “Boy in a China Shop”, to be published in early 2022.


Joining Keith at Craft Festival Cheltenham, is Internationally acclaimed Aardman Animation Ambassador, King of Plasticine and clay model maker, Jim Parkyn. Jim will be inviting visitors of all ages to take part in his Amazing Scene Machine throughout the weekend.


“We’re delighted that Craft Festival Cheltenham will return next Spring” said Sarah James, Craft Festival Director. “We’re bringing back the best in British craft to Cheltenham. You will find a carefully curated collection of handmade jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, woodwork and furniture makers. There will also be an impressive programme of celebrity events, workshops, more demonstrations and more free children’s activities than ever. It’ll be an action-packed weekend of craft and design.” she added.


New for 2022 is the Demo Room, led by The Gloucestershire Guild, where selected makers from across the region will demonstrate their craft. Also, Unit Twelve Gallery and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre with Jim Parkyn, will bring a range of free activities for the family to enjoy.




About Craft Festival


Craft Festival is a non-profit making organisation with a reputation for curating and hosting the finest designer maker events in the UK – both face to face and as digital experiences. Over 19 years it has created some of the of the most beautiful, multi-award winning craft festivals in Europe.


Live events now include Craft Festival Cheltenham and Craft Festival Bovey Tracey, Devon.

In 2020 the team also created Find a Maker, a curated online directory of new and established designer maker businesses, galleries and craft organisations, all chosen for their quality and originality.


For more about our programme of live and virtual events visit www.craftfestival.co.uk




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