Historic skills at craft show

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CREATIVE skills passed down through the ages will be shown by incredibly skilled craftsmen at a special crafts show.

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show will take place at Michelham Priory from 10.30am to 5.30pm each day from August 4 to 7.

Guild members will be showing their inspiring work in the Elizabethan Great Barn and in marquees on the lawns.

Chris Tuckett, property and events manager, said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Sussex Guild to Michelham Priory again.

“The high standard of work exhibited and skilled demonstrations will make this a very special craft show.”

Demonstrations at the event will include stone carving, woodturning, embroidery, quiltmaking, leatherwork and blacksmithing.

Werner Haas, originally from Switzerland but now living in Seaford, will be showing how he makes stained glass pictures.

Several ceramicists will show different aspects of their craft and potter John Warren is to demonstrate how he makes his torso planters.

Seaford sculptor Michele Findlay will be showing how she uses moulds to create ceramic figures and Lewes potter Mohamed Hamid is set to throw at his wheel.

Storyteller Derek Legg will entertain youngsters and visitors can enjoy the tranquil gardens at the priory.

Lunches and teas are served in the licensed restaurant. Close to the Iron Age Centre is a picnic area and playground.

For more details visit:www.thesussexguild.co.uk or email: guildshop@thesussexguild.co.uk or telephone: 01273 479565.