Welcome to Hawthorn Contemporary Craft Gallery. We are based in the unique Georgian town of Blandford Forum in Dorset and aim to showcase the best British designer-makers and artists. We love discovering stunning pieces and talented makers to display through our handmade boutique and exhibitions and hope you enjoy viewing them on our website and in the gallery. We are open Tuesdays - Saturdays 9.30am-5pm and look forward to welcoming you soon.
Hawthorn was opened in August 2010 by fibre artist Stephanie Carswell. Since a young age Stephanie has always collected beautiful things and displayed them so it is only natural that she now has her own gallery. She particularly enjoys curating and is looking forward to the new programme of exhibitions starting in August 2013; an ideal way to mark Hawthorn's 3rd Birthday!
As well as the work on show, we are also able to source particular pieces for a special occasion, for your home, or for a work space. If you are seeking assistance with finding the perfect piece of craft please do get in touch.
For up to date news, offers and ramblings please follow Stephanie on Twitter @HawthornCraft or like our Facebook page
Stephanie's fibre sculptures can be seen here and her pieces are regularly on show in the Gallery.
11th March 2013
By the Book
An exhibition of illustration and book art
1st August 2013 – 12th October 2013
Hawthorn Gallery, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Call for Entries
Hawthorn Gallery would like to invite artists and craftspeople to participate in our next show ‘By the Book’ An exhibition of Illustration and Book Art.
This is an open invitation for craftspeople, artists and illustrators whose work uses books or illustration either as a material, inspiration or both. We are looking for both 3D and 2D pieces and all work will be for sale.
To apply, please complete the application form and return this along with 6 clear images of your current work (no more than 1mb each) to Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications 5pm Friday 7th June 2013.