Online resources you might find interesting

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  • Wally Gilbert
    A silversmith and artist, whose work takes him into a number of different fields

Craft companies and agencies

  • Crafts Council Photostore
    A database of around 1,000 contemporary, innovative makers selected by a Crafts Council panel
  • Crafts Council
    The Crafts Council's goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.
  • Craft and Design Magazine
    Online you will find extensive listings of Craft Courses & Workshops, Craft Fairs, Events & Exhibitions, Craft Galleries, Craft Supplies, Art & Craft Guilds, plus invaluable Business Tips and e-Newsletters to download... and more!
  • Whos Who in Gold and Silver
    The Goldsmiths' Company’s directory of contemporary British silversmiths, jewellers and art medallists

    Shops and business close by

    • Baileys Home and Garden
      Selling a mix of vintage and new from a variety of sources - but they all share the qualities integral to their repair, reuse, rethink philosophy.
    • Tinsmiths
      Wonderful architectural space selling natural woven fabrics, lighting, furniture, curtains, blinds and accessories for house & garden.
    • Hus & Hem
      Contemporary Scandinavian design for interiors

          Local places to stay

          • Grendon Manor
            Surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to the historic city of Hereford, Bromyard and Leominster, Grendon Manor provides the perfect rural retreat.
          • Huntlands Farm B&B
            Experience a unique rural retreat in an authentic 15th-century red brick and timber farmhouse with its superb Georgian-fronted red brick house that has wonderful views of the countryside with the animals grazing in the fields.
          • Country Holdiay Lets
            A great collection of lovely self catering cottages in Herefordshire, Shropshire and adjoining counties.

            Local places to eat

            • The Flying Dutchman
              Contemporary Cafe serving hearty and varied lunches - make sure you use the entrance facing the square and go up the stairs!
            • Englands Gate
              A 16th Century pub serving real ales, good pub food and offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors.
            • The Olive Tree
              Good traditional Italian food and wine made with the finest ingredients within a friendly atmosphere.
            • The Peacock Inn
              A 15th century coaching inn just outside the ancient market town of Tenbury Wells.

            Creative courses in Herefordshire

            • Eastnor Pottery
              Eastnor Pottery is located within the magnificent Estate of Eastnor Castle, surrounded by the Malvern Hills. Great walks and dramatic scenery make this the ideal place to spend time at the wheel.
            • Keep and Share
              Learn machine and hand knitting in a relaxed environment, and be inspired as Amy shares her knitting experience.
            • Huntlands Farm Upholstery
              Upholstery courses where you will look at both traditional and modern upholstery techniques and their uses. Taught in a beautiful farm house, by Lucy, an extremely skilled tutor!