Creative Malvern – arts and crafts

Also see

Arts and Crafts

Galleries and exhibitions – ongoing

  • Malvern Hills Art and Crafts Guild / Malvern Hills Gallery. Corner of St Anns Road with Worcester Road, phone 01684 566872. Facebook page.
  • Iapetus at 34 Belle Vue Terrace (WR14 4PZ), mainly gifts and jewellery, also has some local art. Phone 01684 566929.
  • Lyttelton Framing Gallery, 89a Newtown Road.
  • Original Artwork Store, 4a Graham Road.
  • Malvern Library has a gallery/exhibition area downstairs near the cafe.
  • Elmslie House A large Victorian residence with room for small musical events and a gallery.
  • Canwood Gallery and sculpture park is over in the Woolhope area of Herefordshire, with exhibitions during the warmer months. It has been set up to show “thought provoking art within the beautiful and inspiring countryside” with money raised going to Bart’s Charity. Created by an ex-farmer who survived leukemia – see the gallery’s About Us page.
  • Take 4 Gallery in Ledbury is “an artistic hub showcasing the work of locally and nationally renowned contemporary artists”. Also classes and workshops.
  • Artistree brings together Ledbury artists for exhibitions and online gallery (Facebook page). Check out Valerie McLean‘s website too. Weavers Gallery in Ledbury’s historic Church Lane has a programme of exhibitions by local artists and makers – Gallery Facebook page.
  • Foal Yard Gallery, Bransford, WR6 5JB, has a regularly changing programme of exhibitions, often of Worcestershire and Herefordshire artists work. Connected with The Fold.

Craft makers

Guilds of Craftsmen for the Three Counties area:

Here are some website links for local crafts which have caught our eye. Also see the  geographically organised pages elsewhere on the site.

Silverfish Designs Contemporary jewellery designs handmade in sterling silver on the side of the Malvern Hills.

Handcrafted lampshades from Sarah Walker/Artshades, Wells Road Malvern.

Rachel Padley, functional and sculptural ceramics, based Bromsberrow Heath. Alternative web link.

The Fold at Bransford has a number of studios occupied by designer-makers. Foal Yard Gallery has a permanent stock of ceramics, glass and interior accessories.

Timothy Hawkins Fine Furniture bespoke maker based in Bartestree.

Andrew Findlay, blacksmith at Eastnor Forge “Based at the historic forge on the Eastnor Castle Estate, Herefordshire, Andrew Findlay and his team of skilled smiths create Artistic Forged Metalwork.” Architectural (e.g. gates) in particular?

Dave Preston artist blacksmith, based Ledbury.

Paper artist Liz Cousins run workshops from her studio in Whitbourne.

Most of those under the next section will be producing their own material as well as running courses.

Craft courses

The members of Creative Breaks runs a range of art and craft courses year round, in various parts of Herefordshire. Those with their own website include:

The Stick Smith (was Wildwood Coppice Crafts) in West Malvern runs courses in woodland crafts.

Green wood working and chair making, near Bosbury from Gudrun Leitz.

Abbotts’ Living Wood Green wood work near Bishops Frome.

Eastnor Pottery on Eastnor Castle estate.

Angie Hughes textile artist and tutor based in Ledbury.


Also see our photo albums for images of the Malvern Hills and around.

Digitlight Photography Vibrant photography capturing the different seasons and moods – high quality prints available.

Antony Bridge A local guy doing landscape paintings of Malvern Hills, town and surrounds on an almost daily basis.

Shuttersphere Locally based photographer, many Malvern Hills photo prints available (under Worcestershire), profits to charity.

Rod Jones Online art gallery – his own pictures, probably not for sale.

Gilly Hancock A local artist drawing much inspiration from the Malvern Hills and countryside.  Exhibits locally too.

Anna Cumming lives “beside the Malvern hills, but once lived in the Hebrides, so hills and water predominate” in her oil paintings.

Clive R Haynes – mainly Worcester photos.

Ian Butler Photography Based in Malvern, check out the diary pages for this freelance photographer too – he has a wildlife interest.

David Prentice produced prints and paintings in his Malvern studio – Guardian obit 2014.

Bevere Gallery has some paintings of local views to view (and buy) online – probably more at their premises in Worcester, which features 150 or so professional and amateur artist members.

For more snaps, try the Malvern group on photo sharing site Flickr.