Wednesday, 5 May 2021


In January 2020 we decided  we  would create pieces of work using Japan as our inspiration in readiness for an exhibition to celebrate the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Unfortunately due to covid the games and the exhibition were cancelled.

Our members completed a lot of work and were delighted to discover the Japan Olympics are taking place in Tokyo 2021. The dates are July 23rd to August 8th. 

However we cannot go ahead with our planned exhibition during the present restrictions.

We are currently approaching businesses with a presence in Cricklade High Street to support us by exhibiting a piece of our Japan Olympics work in their windows, for the duration of the Olympic Games. Please keep an eye out for the work and we will publish a list of businesses taking part. 

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

A Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year 

 to all our members and friends.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 14th January 2020.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Opening of Exhibition

We had a wonderful turn out of members and guests for the official opening of our exhibition at the Swindon Museum and Art gallery.  The Mayor Garry Perkins and his partner performed the official ceremony and the refreshments were provided by Olive Tree Café. The cakes were delicious. The Mayor and his partner were very interested in the exhibits and how we had used the historic photographs as an inspiration. Here is a small selection of the work on show. However  the work is best viewed at the Art gallery to get a real appreciation of size, texture and scale. The exhibition is running until September. 

Monday, 27 May 2019

Our Latest Exhibition at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

The grand opening of the exhibition took place last Saturday and we were delighted that the deputy mayor Garry Perkins came along with his wife and opened the exhibition. 

Many of the exhibiting members were there and the refreshments had been supplied by the Olive Tree Café.  The cakes were delicious and enjoyed by all. 

I am awaiting the photos of the exhibition.... but will post them on here as soon as I receive them. 

We have many sessions of meet the artist and demonstrations planned over the next few weeks and the first of these will take place shortly. Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June. So come along and enjoy. 

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Gold work talk - Cynthia Jackson

We were very lucky to have an inspiring talk given by Cynthia Jackson from Canada on the Broderers Crown at our April meeting. 

We were taken on a fascinating journey of research in the tradition of the Crowns created  for the medieval guilds. The goldwork was breath taking. For more information go the Broderers Guild

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Swindon Open Studios 2018

We are taking part In SOS again this year. Last year was so successful and enjoyed by all so it was an easy decision to take part again.

We are only opening for the first weekend ( Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September). 
Unfortunately the organisers of SOS changed the usual weekends the event takes place and the United Church Hall in Cricklade, we hire had already been let for the second weekend this year. So please mark your calendars so you do not miss us.

We really are looking forward to seeing you. . We will have 6 of our members demonstrating and selling their work. We will also have an exhibition of work from members not able to participate this year. Then just to tempt you further there will be tea and cakes. 

The hall has excellent disabled facilities. Parking is in the street or the car parks by the town hall or the back of Tesco's... all free. 
The postcode for Sat Navs is SN6 6AZ.
We are number 11 in the SOS brochure. The website is:   Swindon open studios 2018