Talented artists, designers and craftspeople have worked in and around Chipping Campden and the north Cotswolds since the time of the Arts and Crafts movement in the early 20th century. The Museum celebrates their lives and their skill.
Exclusive gifts and books are available from the Museum shop, inspired by its collections. Includes handcrafted gifts, contemporary jewellery, locally made pottery, books (click for more on books) and cards. Every purchase supports the Museum.
This Spring our Featured Artist is Cotswold Woollen Weavers. Cotswold Woollen Weavers has been in Filkins designing and making fine woollen cloth since 1982. They live and breathe the wool heritage that made the Cotswolds, and draw their inspiration from the soft colours of the Cotswold landscape all around us.
Court Barn exclusive
We are delighted to announce that we have commissioned a limited edition of high-quality bronze castings of ‘Naiad’ by Alec Miller, limited to 12 castings, one of which will be retained by the Museum for the collection. Miller originally carved two versions of Naiad, one c1918 in alabaster, the other a few years later in limewood. The statue stands 52cms high.
If you would like more information about this exclusive offer please contact the Museum.
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Events & News
Our 2013 events programme is now avaible to view online.
Current and Forthcoming Events
Sat 8 June – Sun 23 June
Selling exhibition: Oxfordshire Originals
The Oxfordshire Craft Guild is returning to Court Barn Museum for a selling exhibition featuring a range of crafts including ceramics, jewellery, glass, textiles and wood turning. People who love skilfully made and designed pieces or who are looking for unique gift will find a wealth of beautiful objects to choose from at this exhibition.
Thurs 4 July - Sun 22 September
Exhibition: Winchcombe Pottery: Britain's most famous craft pottery
Winchcombe Pottery, set up by Michael Cardew, has been producing useful domestic wares for over eighty years. It has always been a team effort overseen by Cardew, then Ray Finch and now Mike Finch; many potters from Britain and elsewhere have gained valuable practical experience working there.
We are sad to report that one of the most talented silversmiths of the 20th century, John Limbrey, has died. John Limbrey worked with Robert Welch in Chipping Campden for more than 40 years.
Read all the news from the last year and hightlights of this year in the Court Barn Newsletter
Guild of Handicraft Trust
Court Barn Museum is a project of the Guild of Handicraft Trust.
Registered charity no.1007696.
April - September:
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 5.00
Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
Court Barn Museum,
Tel: 01386 841951
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