Situated on a tranquil hillside oasis, it’s hard to believe that Medford Craft World is just ten minutes away from Barbados’ capitol city Bridgetown. A visit to this island attraction is a must for any vacationer in Barbados.
Meet self-taught artist Reggie Medford and hear the story of Barbados mahogany, then witness in live and living colour as Reggie and his personally tutored team of artisans transform the roots of the Barbados mahogany tree into the most beautiful works of art imaginable. 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, namely, The Barbados Centennial Honour.
Each Medford piece is individually hand crafted from Barbados mahogany using a unique sanding process which was developed by Reggie and some of his craft workers.
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 in Barbados. So why not add your favorite piece of Barbados’ signature wood to your list of things to buy and take home by visiting us today.