Cotswold Craftsmen GalleryAttractions
- All The Family
- Under 5s
- School Age
The Cotswold Craftsmen Gallery is based in Nailsworth, just off the A46 between Bath and Stroud. The Cotswold Craftsmen Gallery shows a wide range of work for sale from around 10 members. We show between 10 - 12 of our members work so you can always come and see your favourite maker's pieces.
The Cotswold Craftsmen Gallery first opened it’s door to the public in 2005. For the previous 40 years or so, the Cotswold Craftsmen group had shown their work at many events and exhibitions around the Cotswolds – and beyond! The gallery offered a permanent home to show our high quality select work to the public all year round alongside our shows.
Inside, there are two floors – our ground level floor displays the work of our members and is manned by the makers who show their work so you will always get a friendly welcome and can chat about work, commissions – or just about life in general! Four legged furry friends are also welcome, so long as their tails are under control – we do have quite a lot of breakable items at tail height!
The gallery is manned by the makers so you can call in, meet the makers, often see them at work, discuss work and possible commissions – and generally put the world to rights! Details of when each maker is on duty can be found on the makers page. If you don’t see exactly what you want, we can probably make it for you. You will find unique and beautiful pieces of work at the gallery that you won’t find anywhere else so it’s well worth making the trip.
Our downstairs level gives the opportunity to other local artists to show their work at affordable rates with four or five non-members showing. We don’t charge commission on any of the work for sale at the gallery so you will always get reasonable prices too! Downstairs is also home to a permanent collection of paintings by our landlord Nick Handover.
Check out our makers page to see who is at the gallery – complete with rota – and take a look at our what’s in stock page to see a very tiny selection of what we currently have for sale. You can follow the links to each makers page to see more of their work.
If you are interested in joining our group, please go to www.cotswold-craftsmen.org and fill in the apply to join form. Or if you would like more information on the gallery or would like to exhibit work downstairs, please go to our contact us page.
We look forward to meeting you!
There is a whole load of free parking (at the moment!) behind the gallery. On the way, it’s well worth stopping off in Nailsworth to browse round all the fabulous individual shops where you can get just about anything you need – or want!
We are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm (1pm - 1:30pm lunch)