Gourd and Horse


Introduction to 3D Printing for Art

20th October 2018

Introduction to 3D Printing for Art

Do you want to find out more about 3D printing and how it can develop and enhance your creative works and business?

This 2-hour free event is relevant for all types of creative individuals, from sculptors, modellers, jewellers, ceramicists, architects, interior designers or anyone with an interest in seeing their work transformed by three dimensional printing, or using it partially in the process of making.

Paul Lewis, the founder and technical director of Cadventure, will show you the possibilities for realising your visions with visual aids. He will talk through some of the processes of making, the 3D printing materials available, the costs and the additional finishes possible using 3D printed work.

This informal session will enable you to explore ideas of how you can use 3D printing technology to develop your own work and we hope it will inspire you to enhance your creative projects for the future!

The event will be hold on Saturday 20th October 2018. There are two individual sessions: Morning (10am-12pm) OR Afternoon (2-4pm). Please choose one session and reserve your place at : studio@gourdandhorse.com


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Rodmarton Re-Imagined - Crafts Alive at the Rodmarton Manor, Nr. Cirencester

5th-9th September 2018

Rodmarton Re-Imagined - Crafts Alive at the Rodmarton Manor, Nr. Cirencester

We are delighted to announce that Victoria Works Studios Collective will show and sell our handcrafted works at the exhibition [Rodmarton Re-Imagined], curated by Charlotte Abrahams twitter:@styleinsider.  From Studio Gourd, we will present a single sculptural object to be installed in the Stonehill room (â‘¢Main House Upstairs)
This group exhibition is part of [Crafts Alive]
at Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6PF.
Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th September 2018, 10am-5pm, Admission £8 (Children free)
Stunningly beautiful manor house, the home of the Biddulph family, and their garden will open to public for celebrating arts & crafts. You will enjoy the quality and numbers of amazing works by Gloucester Guild, acclaimed artists, craftsmen, sculptors, performers, VWS, workshops, and talks and beautiful plant sale ... and a cafe too!

2018 The International Orchid Show at The Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern

15th-17th June 2018

2018 The International Orchid Show at The Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern

Come and say "Hello :-)" at the Royal Three Counties Show!  This year, the big white marquee has moved to another location near South Gate. Our stand will be located in a same position of last year, just next to the main entrance. We wish your day is full of discovery and pleasure. Beautiful orchids and new ranges of our orchid pots are there for you.

Friday 15th June to Sunday 17th June 2018, 8am until 6pm. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW. Tickets at www.royalthreecounties.co.uk

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Bristol & West of England Orchid Society Annual Show 2018

April 2018

Bristol & West of England Orchid Society Annual Show 2018

Spring is finally here!

We are very pleased to come back to this wonderful orchid show again!

This annual show will be held in the centre of a lovely town, Chipping Sodbury in Bristol.

Saturday 14th April 2018, 11.00am to 4.00pm. Town Hall, 57-59 Broad St, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AD. Admission: a few pound coin :-)

If you are planning on visiting The Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern 15-17th June 2018, you can pre-order your orchid pots at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall & Collection at our stall, The Malvern Intenational Orchid Show!

Please note: Closing date of pre-orders on Monday 30th April.

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Three steps to design your orchid pot [code1804]

Spring 2018

Three steps to design your orchid pot [code1804]

(Photo credit: Oliver Perrott Photography)

Would you be interested in designing your own orchid pot?

It will take only 3 steps to find a unique piece for you in total 80 varieties of design.

Please check the form, [How to design & order your orchid pot] below, and feel free to chose what you like from those options. Price range will vary from £35 to £55. Contact us to studio@gourdandhorse.com to find out the details including the cost and occasional deal. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!



St. Stephen's Church

Christmas 2017

St. Stephen's Church

As part of a major roof restoration for St. Stephen's Parish Church in Cheltenham. We had a commission to make the ridge tiles in terracotta clay. There were existing original tiles on the roof and the new ridge tiles, which would be added, should be perfectly matched to those old ones...  "Perfect match" in size and thickness was one of the trickiest task to achieve because of the shrinkage of terracotta clay.  Distortion of the flat and long shape was another issue to prevent in the process of making. Eventually, all went well and the whole restoration project was completed in time and made many people smile for the Christmas Day!

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