About The Art & Craft Guild of Lancashire

The Guild is an association of artists, designers and makers who are selected for the quality and originality of their work. Set up in 1986, the 25th anniversary was in 2011, it was established to provide a support network for professional artists who are self employed, creating and selling their own designs.

With about 24 members the guild boasts a portfolio of professional artists who meet on a regular basis and organise selling events as well as several exhibitions each year.

The work shown by members features textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass, wood turning, embroidery, fine art and photography. The emphasis is on a high standard of quality items which are individually made – at a time when there is fierce competition from imported goods and mass produced crafts.