Stamford Artisans Guild Ltd is a not for profit company managed by local artists, designers and makers from Stamford, Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. The Guild management committee and everyone involved with the Guild volunteers their time to help promote local crafts and hand-made craft events.
The Guild started as an informal group in 2009 with the aim to create a local crafts community and provide a forum for creative folks in the area to meet regularly. The Guild organised its first Hand-made Christmas Market in December 2009 at the Stamford Arts Centre. The encouraging response to the event gave the group the impetus to host regular handmade craft markets in Stamford in 2010 to showcase the wonderful creative talent of local artisans.
We have since expanded to locations outside Stamford, including Oakham, Peterborough, Wansford and Bourne. We also support small monthly craft events at Fineshade Woods and Ferry Meadows, Nene Park.
At our Craft Markets, visitors have the opportunity to meet the Artisans and talk to them about their work. Visitors can expect to find a range of hand-made items including cards & decorations, stuffed toys, textile crafts, photography, wood turned items, handbags, knitwear, stationery, jewellery, and a wide variety of gift ideas. Many artisans accept bespoke orders and can create something unique to personal specifications.
Buy local, buy handmade and help support our local hand-made community and small businesses!
From being an informal membership club, the Guild has now been incorporated as a Limited By Guarantee Company, registered in England & Wales. Stamford Artisans Guild Limited continues to be a not-for-profit company run by its members through an elected management committee and is here to support our local craft community. All participation is on a voluntary basis and all funds raised by the Stamford Artisans Guild Ltd. via membership fees and stall fees for craft fairs are used for organising and promoting handmade Fairs and Markets in Stamford and surrounding areas. We encourage our members to get involved, put forth their ideas and be part of this vibrant and fun group!
Any support the local community can give us will be much appreciated. And by support we don’t mean we are asking people for cash donations! Spread the word about our events to your friends and colleagues, come and visit our events and buy locally made items. Artisans work very hard to make their unique creations both decorative and functional and the best support you can give us is by coming to our events and buying what we make if you like the goods on display. And if you would like to add a link to our website on your webpage or put some of our event leaflets in your shop, restaurant, club or office we will be very grateful.
There are various ways prospective customers, stall holders and supporters can contact us:
Tel: 07854 637810
- Sarah Lowe – The English Cake Company – Chair
- Sarah Markwell-Cook – Sew Krafty – Deputy chair and Secretary
- Julie Chater – Ewetopia Treasures – Treasurer
- Diane Lynch – DL Designs of Rutland – Deputy Treasurer
- Donna Louise Mountfield – Stamford Holistic Therapies – Advertising Coordinator
- Janet Smith – Jandy Photography – Artwork Coordinator
- Janet Steele – Mad Hatter Crafts – Venue Coordinator
- Lorna Lewthwaite – Cards By Lorna – Venue Coordinator
- Louise Abram – Marba-Lu – Venue Coordinator
- Barry Windsor – Woodturner – Membership Coordinator
Stamford Artisans Guild Ltd. Registered in England & Wales. Company Registration No. 7764167.
Registered address: 19 Mountbatten Avenue, Stamford, PE9 1HU, UK