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Cotswold Crafts

There are many opportunities to see Cotswolds crafts people at work and to buy their work through many outlets in the area. Tourists to the Cotswolds can visit crafts studio's, Cotswold craft shops. Craft markets throughout the Cotswolds are also an ideal place to find that unique souvenir unusual gift. Visitors can also have ago at throwing a pot or decorating a plate at several of the potteries dotted around the Cotswolds or take part in residential courses run by local crafts people.

Old Bell Pottery and Crafts

High Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3AD, +44 (0)1367 252608

Enjoy a visit to the Old Bell Pottery and Crafts shop, where you will find specialist 1/12th miniatures crafts, games, pottery, knitting and sewing materials.

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Aston Pottery

Kingsway Farm, Aston, Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT, +44 (0)1993 852031

Enjoy a family visit to a working pottery where you can make a pot yourself or follow the clay through every process before buying the finished product in the large shop.Open all year. (pottery demonstrations-summer months only)

Brewery Arts Centre

Brewery Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JH, +44 (0)1285 644060

Cotswold Woollen Weavers

Filkins, Nr Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3JJ, +44 (0)1367 860491

Discover the craft of wool spinning and weaving at this working museum which strives to bring the industrial revolution to life. All the items manufactured at the mill is available to buy at the shop. Opening times. All year(except Christmas). Admission is free.

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The Cotswold Pottery

Clapton Row, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2DN, +44 (0)1451 820173

This is a small family run pottery using traditional methods of pot making. The business was started in 1973 by husband and wife team John and Jude Jelfs, who trained at the Cheltenham College of Art. Open all year.

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Hookshouse Pottery

Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8TZ, +44 (0)1666 880297

The business was established in 1975 by Christopher White and the pots produced are handthrown. Open daily.

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Winchcombe Pottery

Broadway Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5NU, +44 (0)1242 602462.

Winchcombe Pottery was established in 1926 on the site of a pottery from the early 1800's making it one of the longest running craft potteries in the country.

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