From neon signs to painted shop fronts and dazzling pier-side lettering – the typography of the British seaside is about as iconic as fish and chips. This summer, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft invite you to explore the imagery of our coastal towns in their full illuminated glory!
In 1921, young Japanese potter Shōji Hamada (1894 -1978) travelled with his friend Bernard Leach to the village of Ditchling in East Sussex. The pair journeyed from St Ives, where they had set up their acclaimed pottery with a traditional Japanese climbing kiln – the first noborigama to be built in the West, but it […]
In a celebration of all things artisan we will be extending our renowned shop into the William and Margaret Rowling Gallery and Wunderkammer cabinet, where there will be a carefully curated collection of beautiful art and craft by local and British talent, all available to buy in the run up to Christmas.
Corita was an artist, a famously charismatic educator and a Roman Catholic nun based in Los Angeles during the 1960s. A contemporary of Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, her vibrant screenprinted banners and posters drew on pop and modern consumer cultures and became increasingly political throughout the decade.
The Meynells name has been a familiar one in Sussex and Ditchling since the turn of the 20th century: the bonds between Eric Gill and Wilfrid and Alice Meynell were forged through their shared Catholics beliefs and enthusiasm for typography when Gill was in his 20s and the older couple were in their sixties
This fascinating exhibition explores the influence that William Morris and his prominent Kelmscott Press had on the development of Hilary Pepler's St Dominic’s Press.
Part of the Village of Type programme. The magic of printing is usually hidden in the sheds, workshops and studios of printers and designers. The Big Steam Print brings the secret into the open air for everyone to witness ...
Mark Hearld’s Wunderkammer includes new drawings, prints and sculptures as well as pieces of folk art and objects of inspiration from the artist’s studio
This exhibition is inspired by three objects from the museum’s collection which all feature animals.