A Celebration of the Work of Fred Gardiner

Fred Gardiner was born in Waterlane, one of five brothers and two sisters whose father was a builder. 

Fred Gardiner was apprenticed to Ernest Gimson, one of the leading practitioners of the Arts and Crafts Revival movement which flourished between 1860 and the 1930s and was led by the artist and writer William Morris. 

The Cotswolds was a hub for the movement, which sought to reintroduce traditional values of craftsmanship in an industrial age.