Welcome to Wordsmithcrafts

Wordsmithcrafts is the trading name for its founder Simon Lidwell. Offine activity has a hub in the Wordsmithcrafts Workshop, and this building has become a focus for making things, community development and spiritual and historical exploration. Please browse this website to get an idea of the sorts of things facilitated by Wordsmithcrafts.


Simon Lidwell, Artist.

Why Wordsmithcrafts?

The name Wordsmithcrafts was chosen because the project is a fusion of wordsmithing (or applied philosophy - hammering thoughts into shape) and crafting (transforming your environment creatively).

The dominant project has been to make art using time. Whether it's learning the basic techniques needed to live a thousand years ago, or applying these techniques using modern materials - or using the experience of current craft practice to understand what life for our ancestors could have been like.

Or just making mead and feasting for the fun of it.

all content and images © Wordsmithcrafts - last update 30-sep-20