Craft and Design Awards

Summer time is awards season at the Museum, and we are delighted to have been able to support the work of a number of graduate designers this year through our Student Craft and Design Prizes at Leamington College and the Peter Sefton Furniture School, as well as the inaugural Ray Leigh Design Prize at Rycotewood…..

Summer time is awards season at the Museum, and we are delighted to have been able to support the work of a number of graduate designers this year through our Student Craft and Design Prizes at Leamington College and the Peter Sefton Furniture School, as well as the inaugural Ray Leigh Design Prize at Rycotewood…..

Summer time is awards season at the Museum, and we are delighted to have been able to support the work of a number of graduate designers this year through our Student Craft and Design Prizes at Leamington College and the Peter Sefton Furniture School, as well as the inaugural Ray Leigh Design Prize at Rycotewood…..

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Alan Peters Furniture Award 2020

Previously a judge for this award Jeremy Broun is organising the Alan Peters Furniture Award which is open to any UK resident woodworker over the age of 18. For further information on the award click here.   Jeremy Broun has also published a 64 page free online book on Alan Peters the Makers Maker

Previously a judge for this award Jeremy Broun is organising the Alan Peters Furniture Award which is open to any UK resident woodworker over the age of 18. For further information on the award click here.   Jeremy Broun has also published a 64 page free online book on Alan Peters the Makers Maker

Previously a judge for this award Jeremy Broun is organising the Alan Peters Furniture Award which is open to any UK resident woodworker over the age of 18. For further information on the award click here.   Jeremy Broun has also published a 64 page free online book on Alan Peters the Makers Maker

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Talk: “Product or Service” by Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton on Friday 21st June

Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton are award-winning furniture designer makers based in Bath and the Peak District respectively. Jeremy, a well known innovator, established a workshop in 1973 and his focus is on product, an example being a rocking chair design that sold all over the world. He is the author of The Encyclopaedia of…..

Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton are award-winning furniture designer makers based in Bath and the Peak District respectively. Jeremy, a well known innovator, established a workshop in 1973 and his focus is on product, an example being a rocking chair design that sold all over the world. He is the author of The Encyclopaedia of…..

Jeremy Broun and Andrew Lawton are award-winning furniture designer makers based in Bath and the Peak District respectively. Jeremy, a well known innovator, established a workshop in 1973 and his focus is on product, an example being a rocking chair design that sold all over the world. He is the author of The Encyclopaedia of…..

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Talk on Friday 5 April 2019: ‘Living in all the tenses’ – design and craft in the work of Ernest Gimson by Mary Greensted

Ernest Gimson – architect, designer of furniture and metalwork, chairmaker, plasterworker, and two-dimensional designer – was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. His work was rooted in English traditions and has been a continuing source of inspiration for designers and makers up to the present day. This talk will look…..

Ernest Gimson – architect, designer of furniture and metalwork, chairmaker, plasterworker, and two-dimensional designer – was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. His work was rooted in English traditions and has been a continuing source of inspiration for designers and makers up to the present day. This talk will look…..

Ernest Gimson – architect, designer of furniture and metalwork, chairmaker, plasterworker, and two-dimensional designer – was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. His work was rooted in English traditions and has been a continuing source of inspiration for designers and makers up to the present day. This talk will look…..

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Spring and Summer opening hours

We are now open from 11am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Plan your visit

We are now open from 11am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Plan your visit

We are now open from 11am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Plan your visit

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The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts

The BBC have brought back to life a late 1800s Victorian arts and crafts commune in the Welsh hills in this series currently showing on BBC2.  We follow a group of 21st-century crafters as they experience the highs and lows of living and working together as a creative commune. Over their month-long stay they are…..

The BBC have brought back to life a late 1800s Victorian arts and crafts commune in the Welsh hills in this series currently showing on BBC2.  We follow a group of 21st-century crafters as they experience the highs and lows of living and working together as a creative commune. Over their month-long stay they are…..

The BBC have brought back to life a late 1800s Victorian arts and crafts commune in the Welsh hills in this series currently showing on BBC2.  We follow a group of 21st-century crafters as they experience the highs and lows of living and working together as a creative commune. Over their month-long stay they are…..

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Talk on 22/02/2019: The Arts and Crafts in the Digital Age by Luke Hughes

Since he began to design and make furniture in Covent Garden in 1981, Luke Hughes has built up a team of specialists who design, engineer & deliver exceptional furniture for notable buildings. These are predominantly buildings of learning, worship, work and leisure. Clients include Harvard and Yale universities, more than 80% of Oxford and Cambridge…..

Since he began to design and make furniture in Covent Garden in 1981, Luke Hughes has built up a team of specialists who design, engineer & deliver exceptional furniture for notable buildings. These are predominantly buildings of learning, worship, work and leisure. Clients include Harvard and Yale universities, more than 80% of Oxford and Cambridge…..

Since he began to design and make furniture in Covent Garden in 1981, Luke Hughes has built up a team of specialists who design, engineer & deliver exceptional furniture for notable buildings. These are predominantly buildings of learning, worship, work and leisure. Clients include Harvard and Yale universities, more than 80% of Oxford and Cambridge…..

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Seasonal opening hours

PLEASE NOTE: the museum is currently closed for winter and will re-open on 1st February 2019. Why not sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear about forthcoming events and exhibitions, as well as exclusive offers for our shop, Plane and Saw.   2019 OPENING HOURS AUTUMN & WINTER (February, November…..

PLEASE NOTE: the museum is currently closed for winter and will re-open on 1st February 2019. Why not sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear about forthcoming events and exhibitions, as well as exclusive offers for our shop, Plane and Saw.   2019 OPENING HOURS AUTUMN & WINTER (February, November…..

PLEASE NOTE: the museum is currently closed for winter and will re-open on 1st February 2019. Why not sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear about forthcoming events and exhibitions, as well as exclusive offers for our shop, Plane and Saw.   2019 OPENING HOURS AUTUMN & WINTER (February, November…..

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Handcrafting Ladder Back Chairs

For over half a century master craftsman Lawrence Neal has been handcrafting ladder back chairs.  From the ash woodlands and rush filled rivers of rural Warwickshire to the Art Workers’ Guild meeting hall this video shows the historic lineage of ladder back chair and explore Neal’s making process.  He left school at the age of…..

For over half a century master craftsman Lawrence Neal has been handcrafting ladder back chairs.  From the ash woodlands and rush filled rivers of rural Warwickshire to the Art Workers’ Guild meeting hall this video shows the historic lineage of ladder back chair and explore Neal’s making process.  He left school at the age of…..

For over half a century master craftsman Lawrence Neal has been handcrafting ladder back chairs.  From the ash woodlands and rush filled rivers of rural Warwickshire to the Art Workers’ Guild meeting hall this video shows the historic lineage of ladder back chair and explore Neal’s making process.  He left school at the age of…..

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Coventry Chairs from Tower of London

When working on a renovation project and installing bespoke furniture for the historic Chapel of St. John in the Tower of London Luke Hughes’ company refurbished the Coventry Chairs which had previously occupied this space and these now sit in the public exhibition spaces of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation in Lower Manhattan,…..

When working on a renovation project and installing bespoke furniture for the historic Chapel of St. John in the Tower of London Luke Hughes’ company refurbished the Coventry Chairs which had previously occupied this space and these now sit in the public exhibition spaces of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation in Lower Manhattan,…..

When working on a renovation project and installing bespoke furniture for the historic Chapel of St. John in the Tower of London Luke Hughes’ company refurbished the Coventry Chairs which had previously occupied this space and these now sit in the public exhibition spaces of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation in Lower Manhattan,…..

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