Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen

Welcome to the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen.

The Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen is a group of professional designer-makers that was founded in 1952. We aim to bring high quality craftsmanship to the community through regular exhibitions and offer our members support and opportunities for professional development.

All our members design and make their own original work, and we are pleased to provide innovative designs in ceramics, glass, jewellery, silver, textiles, leather, metalwork, and wood, with over 50 craftspeople currently being represented. Many of our members run workshops and classes for adults and young people, and include internationally established authors, lecturers, and craftsmen. We also share ideas and work in partnership with other organisations across Worcestershire, and beyond.

The work is of exceptional quality; practical, as well as decorative. We are happy to supply commissioned pieces as well as original designs. All our work is locally made, and is the perfect gift for the celebration of an event, or just to treat yourself!

The prices range from £10 to £10,000, depending on budget, so there should be something to tempt every pocket. All designers are individually contactable via this website, and their work can be further viewed either at one of our shows, or at the Guild Gallery at historic Hartlebury Castle.

Feel free to browse the Designers' pages to look at work organised by craft category, or use the List of Designers to find a specific member. For further information about the Guild, please see the About Us page. Other sites which may be of interest to visitors can be found on the Links page. To join our mailing list use the Join the WGDC mailing list page. To contact a particular Worcestershire Guild representative, go to the WGDC Officers page.

We are always looking for new members, so if you are a designer maker interested in joining the Guild, please contact the membership secretary via the WGDC Officers page, or download an application form here (PDF). We offer support on how to market and sell your work, as well as an affordable exhibition forum. We also have  the ‘Alan Knight’ Award to financially support new designer makers – this is available annually.