In Conversation: Susan Early, Basketmaker

Susan Early

Susan Early, Basketmaker and 2012 QEST Garfield Weston Foundation Scholar What inspired you to take up basketmaking?I have always loved baskets and more than thirty years ago I joined my first workshoplearning to weave a basket. The whole process inspired me and I was excited to learn andcreate more. The traditional techniques used, the natural […]

All Campden’s a Stage: Theatre and the Guild of Handicraft

By Olivia Tracey 2022 marks 120 years since C. R. Ashbee and his wife Janet arrived in Chipping Campden with their Guild of Handicraft to start a new life ‘in Arcadia’. Through the reigns of six monarchs, Court Barn is celebrating the changes that have occurred from 1902 to 2022, as well as marking the […]

NEW BEGINNINGS | a conversation

  Trustee Sue Gavin talks to illustrator Will Whatley who was the winner of the Court Barn Bursary Award in 2021.   Will’s work can be seen in the exhibition New Beginnings, 16 July – 4 September 2022.   SG: Will, you chose to go straight from A Levels at Chipping Campden School to study […]