NSW Guild Directory

Guilds are a great way to learn a new set of skills with the opportunity to meet and engage with a lively community of people who all share a common interest.

We have put together an eclectic, comprehensive directory of Guilds and craft organisations in NSW and beyond, that truly speaks to the strength, diversity and skills of our craft community. Check out the list and maybe join a club or guild today!

Ceramics

Nepean Potters Society Inc

NSW

A support network for potters in the local area

 

The Australian Ceramics Association

National

Encourages the promotion of an engaged ceramics community across Australia

 

Jewellers

Australian Facetors Guild (Sydney Branch)

NSW

Discover the art of faceting natural and synthetic material

 

Bankstown & Districts Lapidary Club

NSW

A place to learn and explore the world of gems, rocks, minerals and silverwork

 

Blaxland Gem & Mineral Club Inc

NSW

Fully equipped workshops and a comprehensive library on stones, minerals ,fossils, faceting and silverwork.

 

Campbelltown and Districts Lapidary Club

NSW

Enjoy fieldtrips, social functions and courses in faceting, gemstone cutting, lapping, silver smithing and casting, wire wrapping, jewellery making, Faberge egg art, and other crafts

 

Fairfield & District Gemstone Club Inc

NSW

Learn cutting, polishing stones and other various crafts associated with the art of lapidary

 

Gem & Lapidary Council NSW

NSW

Meet others who share an interest in lapidary, gemstones, fossils, minerals and allied crafts

 

Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (NSW)

NSW

Promotes and supports the development of contemporary jewellery

 

Parramatta-Holroyd Lapidary Club

NSW

Share your skills and interests with others in rocks, minerals, gemstones, jewellery making, enamelling, casting, and carving

 

The Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia

National

Offers a traditional and comprehensive system of marking precious metal items

 

Western Suburbs Lapidary Club

NSW

Enjoy workshops and facilities in lapidary, silver jewellery, enamelling, beading, chain-mail, silver casting, wax pattern making, and faceting

 

Quilters

Ozquilt Network

National

Dedicated in the promotion of art quilts and art quilters in Australia

 

Sydney Modern Quilt Guild

NSW

Supports and encourages the growth and development of modern quilting through art, community, and education

 

Sydney Southern Cross Quilters

NSW

Members come together to sit, chat, sew and show

 

The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc

NSW

Promotes the art of patchwork and quilting

 

Knitters

Blue Mountains Branch Knitters’ Guild NSW

NSW

Suitable for beginnings to experts who all share an interest in the craft of knitting

 

Knitters Guild of NSW

NSW

Explore the art of handknitting and crochet

 

Machine Knitters Association NSW

NSW

Encourages the craft of Machine Knitting in NSW

 

Textiles

Australian Forum for Textile Artists

National

A platform that shares listings for workshops, exhibitions and events happening throughout Australia

 

Australian Lace Guild

National

Come share your enthusiasm for lacemaking, suitable for all skill levels

 

Australian Sewing Guild Ltd

National

A friendly support network for sewers of all levels and be up to date with the latest sewing information

 

Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association Inc

National

Discover textile and fibre arts through lectures, discussions, exhibitions and events across Australia

 

Smocking Arts Guild of NSW Inc

NSW

Learn the art of smocking and related needlework through meetings and workshops

 

The Embroiders Guild of NSW

NSW

For anyone who loves to stitch or would like to learn the art of embroidery

 

The Tapestry Guild Inc

National

Discover all forms of creative tapestry and other stitched craft

 

The Tatter’s Guild of Australia (NSW Branch Inc)

NSW

A forum for exchange and education of tatting as a craft throughout Australia

 

Spinners and weavers

Epping Weavers, Embroiders & Spinners

NSW

Regular meetings are held for enthusiasts of weaving, embroidery, and spinning

 

Fairfield District Hand Spinners, Weavers & Dyers Guild

NSW

Dedicated to improving techniques and promoting the craft for future generations

 

Handweavers and Spinners Guild of NSW

NSW

Come together with people who practice the art of hand weaving, spinning and other associated crafts

 

Springwood Spinners and Weavers

NSW

Enjoy an opportunity to share new patterns, ideas and demonstrations associated with natural fibres and its use in spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, and crocheting.

 

Sutherland Shire Spinners & Weavers

NSW

Come and join a friendly and creative group to practice your hand spinning and weaving

 

Leather crafters

Leatherworks Guild of NSW Inc

National

Develop and advance leatherwork while sharing ideas, skills and resources

 

Timber

Blue Mountains Woodturners NSW

NSW

Learn the creative skill of wood-turning, suitable for individuals of all levels

 

Council of Woodwork Clubs

National

A network of woodwork clubs across Australia with the aim to provide up-to-date information about clubs and promoting the craft of woodworking

 

Sydney Woodcarving Group

NSW

Discover opportunities for woodcarving, display and selling work

 

Sydney Woodturners Guild

NSW

Come and meet others who are interested in the craft of woodturning

 

Woodworkers’ Association of NSW

NSW

Promotes the appreciation of fine woodworking and encourages creativity, design and skills development for all woodworkers in NSW

 

Printmakers

Penrith Museum of Printing

NSW

Dedicated to the preservation of letterpress printing

 

Warringah Printmakers Studio

NSW

A community-based organisation that offers safe printing techniques through classes, workshops, exhibitions, and projects

 

Indigenous Makers

APY Art Centre Collective

National

A group of ten Indigenous owned and governed enterprises. APY Gallery is permanently situated in Darlinghurst and is open to the public

 

Other

Ausglass NSW

NSW

Discover a variety of contemporary glass, glass artists and crafts people in Australia

 

Aussie Eggshell Carvers Association

National

Come share examples of carved and decorated eggshell art designs

 

Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NSW)

NSW

Enjoy lectures across a broad spectrum of artforms in fine art, the decorative, contemporary and the creative arts

 

Australian Enamellers

National

Understand the medium and craft of enamelling

 

Australian Floral Art Association Inc (NSW)

NSW

Learn new techniques and trends in Floral Design to create new art forms

 

Australian Oriental Calligraphy Society

National

Suitable for beginners to professionals in calligraphy, come learn the art of Chinese calligraphy

 

Australian Society of Calligraphers

National

Learn calligraphy and hand lettering through exhibitions, practical demonstrations and talks by guest calligraphers

 

Australian Chinese Painting Society

NSW

Explore both traditional and contemporary brush painting practices and theories

 

Basketry NSW

NSW

Share an appreciation of traditional basketry skills alongside new forms of artistic expression

 

Cake and Sugar Artists of NSW

NSW

Share the fun in the art of Cake Decorating with other cake decorators and sugar artists

 

Cake Decorators Guild of NSW

NSW

Learn new techniques, improve existing skills and share the knowledge of Cake Decorating

 

Decoupage Guild of NSW Inc

NSW

Explore the art of applying paper cut-outs to a surface and experiment this artform with new techniques and technology

 

Design Institute of Australia NSW Branch

NSW

Aims to raise awareness and increase the profile of the design profession within the local community

 

NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders Inc

NSW

Suitable for all levels, share an interest and gain knowledge in this ancient and modern craft form

 

Parchment Craft NSW Inc

NSW

Develop and share skills and techniques in Parchment Craft

 

Society of Arts and Crafts NSW

NSW

Make unique Australian craft objects from the traditional to the contemporary

 

The Folk & Decorative Artists’ Association of Australia

National

A platform to learn, practice and share the knowledge of Folk and Decorative Art

 

The Friends through Folk Art Guild

NSW

Meet and share painting ideas and interests in Decorative and Folk Art painting

 

The Mosaic Association of Australia & New Zealand

National & NZ

Discover the art of Mosaics and its artists through exhibition, education, and community

 

Therapeutic Doll Making

NSW

Create a three-dimensional artwork and reflect on the meanings held within a sculpture or doll

 

 

 

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