Chilterns Crafts

Arts & Crafts

The Chilterns is a living, working area of beautiful countryside whose character has been shaped by agriculture, industry and the arts & crafts people who have lived and worked here over the centuries. The abundant beech woodlands made the Chilterns a centre of the furniture making industry in the 19th century and was once a thriving industrial hub for straw plaiting, lace and hat making. These defunct industries left a powerful legacy, and gap in our collective memories, but that’s now being replenished with new industries and artists, taking their inspiration from the beauty of the Chilterns landscape. 

On this page you will find a selection of Chilterns crafts ....your chance to take home a little slice of the Chilterns!

Use the menus on the left to plan your next experience; bushcraft with David, saddlery with Alice, pottery with John or photography with Susan. Plan your visit to one of the many new studios open to visit across the region.

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Interactive Map of the Chilterns

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