Highly skilled local artists and craftspeople come together for a special Sussex Guild selling exhibition at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

Highly skilled local artists and craftspeople come together for a special Sussex Guild selling exhibition at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

For over a decade Worthing Museum & Art Gallery have invited local artists and craftspeople from The Sussex Guild to display a selection of specially selected hand crafted items within the gallery space. The items on display range from contemporary ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery and printmaking, and they are all available to purchase, ideal for avid collectors and as unique gifts. The collection will be on display in the Studio Gallery from November 11th until January 27th, with a special preview evening open to the public on November 9th in line with the museum’s extended opening hours on Thursdays.

The Sussex Guild are a group of professional designers and makers of fine contemporary and traditional craftwork, whose members live and work in Sussex and the adjoining counties of Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. Founded in 1970, The Guild aims to inspire and encourage public appreciation of fine craftsmanship by organising shows and exhibitions in a wide variety of venues. Visitors to these events can learn about the crafts they see on display and they can discuss with the makers themselves the design process, the techniques, tools and materials used. Exhibitors are always willing to talk about their work, and the pieces on display can be bought during the exhibition or specially commissioned.

Emma Walder, Art Curator Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, says: “We’ve chosen to display the exhibition in this part of the year because the pieces make ideal unique gifts coming into the Christmas period, they’re high quality pieces, that are intricately crafted and within an affordable price range. We’ve had the pleasure of working alongside The Sussex Guild for many years, and as someone with a particular passion for contemporary ceramics, I am always tempted to purchase a couple of presents each year!”