When thinking of things to do in Barbados a tour of Medford Craft World is a truly unique experience not to be missed. The fully interactive tour of Medford Craft World takes you from the raw wood on the ground, through the carving process, to the finished product.
Meet self-taught artist Reggie Medford, and hear the story of Barbados mahogany. Witness in live and living colour as Reggie and his personally-tutored team of artisans transform the roots of the mahogany tree – into the most beautiful works of art imaginable. Each Medford piece is individually hand crafted from Barbados mahogany using a unique sanding process developed by Reggie and his craft workers.
Having graduated from school with advanced level certificates in Biology and Chemistry, Reggie rejected an academic career to take up handicraft. His artistic success has been seen in his exhibits throughout the Caribbean, U.S.A and Europe, and he has the distinction of being the youngest ever recipient of one of Barbados’ highest honours, The Barbados Centennial Honour.
Reggie takes pride in offering his visitors the rare, up close and personal experience to observe an artist in his setting as he crafts totally Barbadian products. You will be amazed by the vast array of truly authentic Barbados souvenirs in our gift shop and Reggie is always happy to personally autograph your purchase.
The team at Medford Craft World is proud that successive Barbadian Prime Ministers have made presentations of our mahogany creations to Heads of State in North and South America, The Far East, Africa and China. Our pieces have also been presented to noted international celebrities such as Nelson Mandela.
If you are looking for a special Barbadian experience or the gift that will add charm to any home, you will find it at Medford Craft World.
So why not add your favourite piece of Barbados’ signature wood to your list of things to buy, and visit us today.
Located on a hillside overlooking Bridgetown and just ten minutes from the capital, Medford Craft World offers a surprisingly tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of downtown that is easy to find.
This story was originally published in Bridgetown & its Garrison (Map + City Guide)