The display cases at Malvern library will be featuring work by ten members of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen throughout April, giving locals and visitors to the town a preview of the quality of craftsmanship they can look forward to seeing at this year’s Spring Gardening Show.
With metalwork and jewellery by Sharon McSwiney, scarves by Alison Dupernex, willow work by Jenny Pearce, ceramic jewellery by Janette Mackinnon, boxes by fine furniture maker Mary Marsh, silver jewellery by Ettore Consorte, ceramics by Heather Barningham, beadwork jewellery by Sam Hemming and lamps by me, there’s a little taste of the variety of Guild work you can expect in the Wye Hall at the Three Counties Showground in May.
The original Edwardian library building was extended and refurbished in 2006 and now offers a light, open contemporary space. The display cases are downstairs beside the cafe ‘Bloem in the Library’ which offers Fairtrade teas and coffees, home-made cakes, lunches and afternoon teas.
Malvern Library is on Graham Road, Malvern, WR14 2HU and is open from 9am to 5.30pm Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays with late opening from 9am to 8pm Tuesday to Thursday.
Photo Credits: 1) Sharon McSwiney, 2) Alison Dupernex, 3 )Janette Mackinnon