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Craft village at the Wiltshire Game & Country Fair, Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2014

The Wiltshire Game and Country Fair once again graces the magnificent grounds of the Bowood Estate; now in its 8th year it's bigger and better than ever before. In keeping with all our Country Fairs there are two main show arena's offering all day entertainment supported by a whole array of smaller country sports and attractions.

The Craft Village is centrally located adjacent to the arena, it's a small show within it's own right, with 40/50 Artist's, Designers & Craftsmen exhibiting, demonstrating and selling their crafts and skills. They are complimented by specialist demonstration areas such as the Blacksmith's Guild, Chainsaw Carving and Glassblowing demonstrations.

Adults £12.00 Over 65's £11.00 Children £4.00

Venue - Bowood House, Nr Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9PQ

Featured attractions at this show:

Wood

As a contemporary artistic medium, wood is used in traditional and modern styles, and is an excellent medium for new art. Wood is used in forms of sculpture, craft, and decoration including chip carving, wood burning, and marquetry. Wood offers a fascination, beauty, and complexity in the grain, that often shows even when the medium is painted. Wood is used by carpenters to create many useful items such as cabinets, furniture and musical instruments.

Artists use wood for sculpture because it is plentiful and inexpensive when compared to other media like stone or bronze. It is in some ways easier to shape than harder substances, but an artist must develop specific skills to carve it properly. Wood does not last as long as other sculpting media because it can be affected by water rot, dry rot, insect invasion and fire.

 

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Glass

Studio glass or glass sculpture is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three-dimensional artworks. Specific approaches include working glass at room temperature cold working, stained glass, working glass in a torch flame (lampworking), glass beadmaking, glass casting, glass fusing, and, most notably, glass blowing.

British Glass Art owes much to the long history of craft. The majority of its glass blowers who operate small studio furnaces produce aesthetically beautiful though primarily functional objects. Technical skill as a blower is given as much importance as the artistic intent.

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Ceramics

In art history, ceramics and ceramic art mean art objects such as figures, tiles, and tableware made from clay and other raw materials by the process of pottery. Some ceramic products are regarded as fine art, while others are regarded as decorative, industrial or applied art objects, or as artifacts in archaeology. They may be made by one individual or in a factory where a group of people design, make and decorate the ware. Decorative ceramics are sometimes called "art pottery".

 

Studio pottery is made by artists working alone or in small groups, producing unique items or short runs, typically with all stages of manufacture carried out by one individual. It is represented by potters all over the world but has strong roots in Britain.

 

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Textiles

Textiles - covers a wide range of Crafts and Skills to produce material, or products from a variety of different processes. These processes vary from spinning and weaving, knitting, crochet from yarn or fibres.

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Textiles

Jewellery

Throughout our events you will find a fabulous selection of many different types of Jewellery. From gold to silver and precious to semi-precious stones, the designs will vary, but the quality will not. 


As an added feature at our events, we've encouraged some of our jewellers to actually show you how they craft their designs. you can watch this fascinating skill and would encourage you to actively participate by asking questions.

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Art

Art plays a big part at Living Heritage Craft Fairs from oil paintings on canvas to original prints and everything inbetween. You will have a chance to meet the artist's themselves, chat and discuss the art and even take a masterclass and produce you own piece of artwork under the expert guidance of one of the artist's. Photographic art is one of those unique talents not many posess, to be able to capture the right moment in time or its lost forever, stunning photgraphy will always be a feature for you to buy that unique piece of artwork.

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  • Paul Bryant - Bob Ross Artist
  • Michael Perez - Wildlife Photography
  • Robin Williamson - Caricaturist

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Food

Food Halls at Living Heritage offers a delightful combination of gourmet foods, beers and wines as well as unique exotic foods from further afield. Why not sample and buy a wide range of produce from around the UK and from around the world, from locally produced wines, spirits and cordial's. British cheeses of all flavours from Stilton and Cranberry, Pineapple and Chedder and even Marmite. Sausages, pies, locally produced meats and lots more besides. 

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Demonstrations

With so many Demonstrations at Living Heritage Craft Fairs, its hard to catorgaries all of them. At the Shows you will find a wide range of Skills on Display that may use a number of different techniques to produce hand crafted goods.

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  • Bee Keeping
  • Wood Carving
  • Marionettes
  • Blacksmiths
  • Have A Go Potters Wheel

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Demonstrations

Chainsaw Art

Experience the timeless beauty of these individually hand-carved sculptures as they are crafted at many of our shows this year. Buy one and they will create a lasting impression in your home, conservatory or garden.

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Chainsaw Art

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Venue Information

Purchased by the 1st Earl of Shelburne (1705-1761) in the mid 18th century, Bowood House and Gardens have been improved by successive generations up to the present day. Many famous architects and garden designers have been employed, including Henry Keene, Robert and James Adam, Capability Brown, C.R. Cockerell and Sir Charles Barry.

 


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Forthcoming Events

Sep 27 to Sep 28 - Craft village at the Wiltshire Game & Country Fair

Oct 25 to Oct 26 - The Burghley Craft, Food & Gift Fair

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