The Artisan Retreats at Chelsea19th May 2015 • General • Stephanie Donaldson
Chelsea isn’t just about show gardens and a pavilion bursting with blooms. There are all manner of things for sale too, from the sublime to the frankly ridiculous. At the very peak of the sublime, is the work of various craftsmen and women that is on display in the Artisan Retreats. Curated by The New Craftsmen, the Retreats are tucked away on a grassy knoll off South Ranelagh Way – not only are there beautiful things to see – it is also a wonderfully quiet place to visit away from the hurly burly of the rest of the show. Glass artist Michael Ruh has designed a collection of highly covetable Chelsea vases which are on display in one of the retreats.