Arts and Crafts in Suffolk
Suffolk is teaming with a thriving arts and crafts scene. The talent of local painters, photographers, printmakers, and sculptors is overwhelming, and most High Streets will contain at least one Art Gallery or Pottery shop.
If you are looking for a contemporary piece to compliment your home, there are many galleries showcasing such work. Other exhibitions focus on distinctive still life, and the human form, or watercolours inspired by the unique Suffolk countryside. Suffolk is a stronghold of art education, both at degree level and informal courses.
Arts and crafts in Suffolk include specialist professional craftspeople, such as of musical instruments makers, cabinet makers, stained glass makers, wood carvers, and metalworkers, who are as invaluable for restoration as for taking commissions. The tradition of Suffolk’s earlier eras of arts and craft can be seen in the interiors and artefacts as you tour the county – for example, the stained glass and furnishings in Kelsale Church, or the displays of traditional weaving in the Guildhall in Lavenham.
The modern range of skills featured in the arts and crafts of Suffolk is huge. You can hunt down sumptuous quilts and other needlework, or buy a handmade rocking horse, dolls house, or unique footstool for your home. Suffolk includes basket makers, leatherworkers, yarn-dyers, wood turners, soap-makers, silversmiths, ceramicists, potters, calligraphers….
Clothing, toys, and homely presents using yarns, woods and herbs of Suffolk can be purchased locally. Something handcrafted to give for a birthday, a work of fine art to display in your home, or a piece sculpted for your garden – take something of Suffolk’s talents away with you!
For more details please see our FULL LIST of Arts and Craft Services in Suffolk
Please also see Shoppers' Guide to Suffolk
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