Mark Hurrell presented a cheque for £1,000 to Mary Greensted of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
Founded in 1933, the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen supports and promotes fine craftsmanship and design. It has a membership of over 70 professional makers, runs a shop in Cheltenham, organises exhibitions and events county-wide, and puts on demonstrations and workshops for the public, including students and schoolchildren.
The grant is to support the Guild’s programme of events and experiences for hard-to-reach communities in Gloucestershire as part of the Crafts Alive Festival, focusing on the themes of disability and wellbeing. The third Crafts Alive Festival will take place at Rodmarton Manor from 13 – 17 September 2023 and in the run-up the Guild is organising an outreach programme with partners. Craft-based workshops will be organised for people who would not normally access them and participants will be offered free tickets and transport to the Festival.