Herefordshire has long been an attractive hinterland to the artisan and creative, and the county is now rich in makers of all kinds. Artists, craftsmen, sculptors, designers, jewellers, potters, weavers and more scatter the countryside in workshops, galleries, studios, exhibitions and markets, inspired by the beauty of the landscape and Herefordshire’s abundant wildlife to bring you unique and bespoke pieces for your home, garden and general pleasure. Create your own Art trails in Herefordshire from our downloadable sheet or use our handy Great Combo Destinations in Herefordshire Guide.
Walenty Pytel N.D.D. is unique among British contemporary artists. His magnificent individual creations in steel or bronze are drawn from nature and truly give the metal warmth and movement. He is commissioned by Royalty, public bodies, corporations and private collectors alike, whilst creating smaller sculptures for his gallery and special exhibitions. His work has an international following and can be found in many parts of the world. Walenty studied at art college for 5 years obtaining the National Diploma of Design. He then spent a year working in a commercial art studio in London. His love for the countryside brought him back to Herefordshire where he set up his own studio and gallery initially working with paper sculpture and then moving onto metal and bronze creating the birds and beasts that surrounded him. You can visit his own private Gallery, based at his Herefordshire home near Ross-on-Wye. Here you can view and buy his steel originals, bronze sculptures and his signed limited edition fine art prints. Individual group visits only. Welcoming parties of 4- 20. Visits by arranged booking only. The Gallery will be opened especially for your group and the visit includes a short film of the artist and his history through interviews, plus a plan of some […]
The Lion Gallery was opened in 2005 in Leominster to provide a showcase for the best in contemporary craft work and fine art from the region and has since gone on to show nearly 500 makers. You’ll find a range of jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, wood and mixed media alongside original prints, photographs and some paintings. There is also a great selection of greetings cards and wrapping papers. There is a programme of regular exhibitions as well as an ever changing range of stock from makers young and old – new and well established national names. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Contact: Andrea Jackson for more information about what is on show. Telephone 01568 611898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
h.Art 2018 8 – 16 September 2018 101 Venues across the County 297 artists exhibiting Herefordshire Art Week is a nine day art trail open to all. Artists, craft-makers and creative businesses open their private studios. Galleries put on special events, whilst groups get together to put on one-off exhibitions, in a wonderful mix of interesting venues across Herefordshire. Since 2002 this county wide art trail has taken place every year in the second week of September. h.Art has become part of Herefordshire’s rich cultural calendar, with a huge variety of art and art forms on show in Open Studios, Group Exhibitions and Gallery Events. With the vast majority offering FREE admission to visitors, h.Art promises a fun day out in one of England’s most beautiful counties. If you are an artist interested in taking part, visit the website Find details of individual events as they are released on our What’s on page
The Marches of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys are inspiration and home to countless artists and makers, working in media from paint to porcelain, silk to steel and from wool to wood. Made in the Marches Gallery in Kington, exhibits art and craft reflecting the diversity of skill in this beautiful region, all made by artists living and working locally. Some take features of the natural world as their subject, others use locally and sustainably sourced materials, but all are bonded by a common appreciation of the natural world and a wish to celebrate it through their work. Established in April 2017, Made in the Marches Gallery aims to support and promote local art and craft, and to exhibit work by established artists, as well as acting as a springboard for recent BA Graduates and self-trained artisans. The gallery also hosts demonstrations by artists, usually held on the third Saturday of each month, to coincide with Kington Art and Craft Market; throughout the day a featured artist will work on a single piece, demonstrating their craft, and talking about their techniques and inspiration. See the website for details of upcoming demonstrations. As a multi-media venue, the gallery are proud to occasionally host local musicians, in […]
The Hay Makers is a co operative gallery run by 9 designer makers. It was established in the 1987 and has gained an enviable reputation for selling an exciting and varied selection of high quality crafts at affordable prices in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. As well as showing the work of the makers which includes pottery by Pat Birks and Pauline Paterson, printmaking by Victoria Keeble, wire sculpture by Gail Stokes Hayward, carved and lettered stone by Caitriona Cartwight, painted silk ties by Sue Forrest, embroidery by Dawn Cripps, felt and papier mache by Jenny Chippindale and turned bowls by Chris Armstrong, the Hay Makers also has regular exhibitions of work by some of the finest contemporary makers throughout the year. The gallery is open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 10.30 to 1.30 and 2.00 till 5.00 and on Sunday from 11.00 till 4.00.
Only in Herefordshire will you find fantastically names hamlets like Trumpet and what surprises await you when you do. Midway between Hereford City and Ledbury, tucked neatly on the main Trumpet crossroads and traffic lights, is Trumpet Corner Tearoom, Galleries and Garden. Pull in straight from the road to the ample car park, and venture through the iron gates to discover a little slice of wonderland. With an excellent reputation for beautifully moist and flavourful cakes, the tearoom is a real destination in a wonderfully private setting overlooking a pretty secret garden, in which you can sit on a warm day to enjoy the tweet of the birds and the smell of the rose arch. The aromas of freshly baked scones (for their award-winning cream teas), drizzle cakes, iced confections, and general slices of delicious naughtiness mingle with savoury smells of lovely hot and cold light lunches, all freshly prepared in the tearoom kitchens. Potter into the Gallery spaces, which showcases the work of many local artists from iron, wood and metalwork to jewellery and textiles, glass design, ceramics, silversmithing, to prints, paintings, illustrations, cards and photography. Inspiration and temptation is everywhere for gifts, for treats and all for sale. […]
Meadow Arts – Contemporary art in unusual places At meadow Arts as well as a vibrant exhibition programme at partner venues across the West Midlands, Meadow Arts places public artworks at sites in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire as part of its Public Commissions programme. They bring work by artists who usually exhibit in galleries in major cities in the UK and abroad to local spaces, where the artwork can shed a new light on the stories and traditions of that place, giving new audiences a chance to discover the art. The artworks in the programmes have often been commissioned by contemporary artists at the cutting edge of artistic practice and range from artists who live within the region, to national and international artists. More works can be seen in Worcestershire and Shropshire. Visit the website to see where you can see them.
Charmingly located in the centre of “chocolate box village” Pembridge Pembridge is on the north Herefordshire’s picturesque Black and White Trail where Old Chapel Gallery occupies a wonderful former Victorian Chapel and sources the best in handmade British contemporary fine arts & crafts. From garden sculptures to objet’s d’art, jewellery to homeware, fine art, prints, woodcraft, ironwork, textiles and ceramics, these are made by both emerging and established artists and makers. Old Chapel Gallery is firmly established as a centre of excellence for casual browsers and serious collectors alike. Lovers of contemporary British arts and crafts can find work by local and nationally established artists and makers, alongside the innovative work of talented newcomers. Popular artists include Amanda Clark, Chrissie Nash, David England, Deborah Scaldwell, Frans Wesselman, Hilke MacIntyre, Iris Milward, James Donovan, Jemima Jameson, John Maltby, Lesley Strickland, Mary Ann Rogers, Philip Hearsey, Piers Browne, Robert Palmer and Tamsin Abbott. Work from every medium is commissionable and exhibitions are held regularly throughout the year in the upstairs gallery, in a variety of media, which provides the opportunity to introduce new young makers alongside well-known names. Opening times may vary throughout the seasons, please check website for up to date details.