Unlike most high street shops, Bourton Artisans is run entirely by the people who provide the goods on the shelves.  Each hand crafted item was created by the Gloucestershire-based artists and craftspeople who also staff the shop.    

Our Previous Shops


Most recently we opened as Arcade Artisans briefly at 25 Clarence Parade  in Cheltenham.  Prior to this we were situated for 6 months in the large unit on the corner at The Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham, where we were able to offer work from over 40 artisans.

Before this we enjoyed a year at Beechwood Shopping Centre, (where Arcade Artisans first opened in 2014) moving across the garden there to swap between two different units every few months.


The shop owes its roots to ByLocal, its predecessor which ran successfully in Regent Arcade, Cheltenham, for four and a half years.  Contributing artists and craftspeople decided at By Local’s closure that they wanted to keep its ethos alive and find another venue

Luckily our customers know to keep hunting us out!

Our Ethos

To offer quality, locally handcrafted art & crafts directly from the people who make them, in a friendly and welcoming shop that we hope is a pleasure to visit.

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Our Artisans

To find out more about the many individual artists and makers who contribute to our shop with their skills please visit our Meet the Artisans page.

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Bourton Artisans


We arrived in Bourton-on-the-Water in August 2017, for our first long-term shop.


We are located on Moore Road, (opposite the War Memorial) in a small but perfectly formed shop, currently showcasing the work of 22 different Gloucestershire-based artisans.