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Events Calendar

Sat 20 January – Sun 11 March 2018

Exhibition: Sidney Reeve (1975-1943), artist, designer & silversmith

Sidney Reeve joined the Guild of Handicraft in 1902 to work as a silversmith. He left in 1904 to teach at Leicester School of Art, and worked there for the next thirty years. We hold a large collection of his drawings and will be putting many of them on display for the first time.


Sat 17 March – Sun 8 April

Exhibition: Spring Delights selling exhibition

Treat yourself to a unique selection of outstanding hand-made gifts by talented local designer-makers. This selling exhibition features a cornucopia of delightful presents.


Fri 13 April – Sun 8 July

Exhibition: Design: Hand Head Heart

Sponsored by The Friends of Court Barn Museum and Technique Print

This exhibition celebrates nine contemporary designers who echo the rich heritage established by C.R. Ashbee and his Guild placing great value of work, the joy of craftsmanship and the natural beauty of materials.

 Related Events

Sat 5 May 

Demonstration: Jeweller and silversmith, Vicki Ambery-Smith, will be demonstrating her approach to making her finely detailed architectural designs in silver and gold. With scored and folded silver and fine fretwork she obtains an interpretation of iconic architecture in miniature.


Sat 23 June

Demonstration: Tanya Gomez, a celebrated ceramicist renowned for her porcelain vessels in her signature lustrous colours, will be sharing her expertise.


Sat 19 May

Panel discussion: The rise of the designer-maker - why now?

Participants include Charlotte Fiell, leading design historian, and renowned industrial designer Sebastian Bergne,

Venue: Court Room, The Old Police Station, High Street, Chipping Campden GL55 6HB

Tickets £7 available from the Museum


Fri 8 - Sat 9 June

Symposium: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Chipping Campden School

Supported by Chipping Campden Town Council

Ashbee claimed that the country was the best place for the crafts. This symposium will bring in nationally acclaimed speakers to explore the role of the Arts and Crafts movement in the Cotswolds, looking at some of the major figures and examining its impact on the wider arts and Crafts community. Please contact the Museum for more information.

Sat 14 July – Sun 22 July               

Bursary Award ‘pop up’ exhibition

The Court Barn Bursary is awarded to students from Chipping Campden School who wish to pursue a career in craft and design. 2017 winner, Lauren Davies, will be displaying some of her the work she produced during her foundation year at Oxford Brookes.


Coming soon….an exhibition on “Women in the Arts and Crafts movement”…

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