The Launch of Professor Simon Oldings Book on the History of our Gallery

On Saturday 28th October, the Crafts Study Centre Farnham hosts the launch of Professor Simon Olding and Greta Bertram’s book on the history of the New Craftsman Gallery, which was founded in 1965 by acclaimed potter and businesswoman Janet Leach and Mary Redgrave. This book traces the gallery’s history, from its roots in The Craftsmen’s Shop, set up by David Leach and Robin Nance in 1952, to its present form as the New Craftsman Gallery.

If you would like to attend admission is free but booking is required.  Please click here to book.

The book, titled Formidable Partners: The Founding of the New Craftsman in St Ives, is available to order from the Crafts Study Centre at and from the New Craftsman Gallery by clicking here.

The book is accompanied by the exhibitions New Craftsman: Past, Present, Future at the New Craftsman Gallery, 9 September to 6 October 2023, and New Craftsman, St Ives: The Craft of Selling, at the Crafts Study Centre, 12 September to 16 December 2023.