Well-made, handcrafted goods and traditional skills were the ideals behind The Arts and Crafts Movement and are alive today, in abundance in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.
The stunning scenery and landscape of the Forest of Dean has long been an inspirational place to many writers, artists, poets and craftspeople and the arts and crafts scene in the area is vibrant and diverse, from weavers to jewellers, potters to painters, musicians to photographers.
Creates Gallery is an independent art gallery based in the Wye Valley. Specialising in original paintings, and showcasing a wide variety of art from select British artists.
Attraction in or near Monmouth
Vibrant art and craft centre with art studios. Craft units. Working pottery. Design led gift shop. Organic delicatessen. Licensed wholefood restaurant. Programme of activities & art exhibitions.
Attraction in or near Lydney
Fun, photographic training in the heart of the forest and valley with a pro photographer, David Broadbent, for any skill level. Improve your general skill level on hone one area - its up to you.
Attraction in or near St Briavels
The history of the Forest from the Ice Age to present day; the Gruffalo woodland trail, a reconstructed Forester's cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; a woodland playground; cafe & gift shop.
Attraction in or near Cinderford
4.5 mile long woodland Sculpture Trail. Walk underneath a stained glass window hung high in the tree canopy and discover hidden places in the Forest. Free of charge and perfect for all ages.
Attraction in or near Coleford
Cosy, country pottery gallery, tea-room and studio offering pottery activities and classes, a warm welcome and tasty home-made treats and drinks.
Attraction in or near Symonds Yat
Remarkable pottery experiences for individuals, groups and organisations. We work with thousands of workshop participants, all ages and abilities, sharing the many benefits of working with clay.
Attraction in or near Newent
*Beautiful Setting: *Working Water Wheel *Restaurant *Nearby is Tintern Abbey *Large selection of hand crafted Green Men, Hares & Mystical Sculptures *Artwork, inspired Crafts and Gifts
Attraction in or near Tintern
Classes in throwing on the potters wheel, under the expert guidance of John Huggins. Available for all levels from complete beginners to experienced throwers. Visitors welcome at the pottery.
Attraction in or near Lydbrook
Nature in Art, the world's first museum & art gallery dedicated exclusively to art inspired by nature. With temporary exhibitions, art courses and an unrivalled artists in residence programme.
Attraction in or near Gloucester
Mary Rose Young makes her distinctive Alice in Wonderland pottery at her studio in the Forest of Dean. Visit her vividly painted gallery.
Attraction in or near Parkend
Relax, learn a new skill and create a memory of your stay in the Forest of Dean to treasure forever. Perfect for couples, families and small groups looking for some quality ‘down time’.
Attraction in or near Lydney