CANCELLED T178 Coffee Morning Talk Arthur Cameron: a “reformed Cockney in Arcadia”?

Date(s) - 20th Apr 2020

The Wilson



Image: Copper repousse charger made by Arthur Cameron for the Guild of Handicraft, 1892. The Cheltenham Trust / Cheltenham Borough Council

Arthur Cameron was one of the liveliest craftsmen working for C R Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft in London’s East End and was briefly expelled for bad language by his fellow Guildsmen. Although he started with the Guild as an office boy, he became a talented craft metalworker – the museum has a fine charger designed and made by him – and thrived following the Guild’s move to Chipping Campden. His story however doesn’t end there. Disaster struck following the collapse of the Guild, providing a reality check for the ambitions of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Mary Greensted is a trustee of the Guild of Handicraft Trust and has been working on the archives at Court Barn in Chipping Campden as part of the museum’s HLF-funded Refresh project taking place early in 2020.

Time: Coffee from 10:30. Speaker: 11:00-12:00. Cost: £10.

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