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Event Calendar 2017

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"Always a great event looked forward to with much anticipation"
Brenda Stockwell, Ashford, Kent

Up next is the Contemporary Craft Fair at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex. It features around 140 makers and takes place between 25 and 28 August 2017.

Contemporary craft fair, RHS Hyde Hall, 25-28 August 2017

Courses Run By Makers (contd)


Jewellery Making


Silver jewellery making, one to one lessons, beginners to intermediate

Eleanor Christine Jewellery
Contact: Ellie Swinhoe
Tel: 07884 497027

Jewellery and silversmithing classes, working with sterling silver, gold, gems

Flux 'n' Flame Jewellery School
Contact: Jesa Marshall
Tel: 01258 881690

Silver Jewellery classes in Berkshire for beginners through to experienced

Contact: Janet Richardson
Tel: 0118 9619285 or 07840 538353

Polymer Clay and Bead Jewellery Making Courses

Contact: Sara Withers
Tel: 07881 287624 or 01865 862268

Make a piece of silver jewellery in a day

Contact: Shelley Thomas
Tel: 07947 032 286

Silver jewellery courses in well-equipped workshops in central Oxford

Contact: Valerie Mead
Tel: 01865 240 809



Learn basic traditional Blacksmithing techniques, set in an 1800's forge

Hot Metal Works
Contact: Neil Brown
Tel: 0778 428 4250



We still run landscape photography courses - digital and film - all abilities; darkroom printing workshops

Dave Butcher Photography
Contact: Dave Butcher
Tel: 01663 733 771 or 07976 872 679

Bespoke wildlife & landscape photography workshops including printing & processing

Peter Rhoades Photography
Contact: Peter Rhoades
Tel: 07775 591 668



1-Day Introduction to Stone Carving Courses, run throughout the year

Southern Stone
Contact: Tim York
M: 07736 323037



Fun with Felt or Learn to make coiled fabric baskets

Flights of Fantasy
Contact: Nancy Shafee
Tel: 01483 282471

For full details of our events see our calendar to the left of the page.

Courses Run By Makers

Quite a few of our regular exhibitors also offer hands-on courses in their own particular discipline. The list below gives you contact information and brief details of some of the courses available.



Willow basketmaking, willow weaving and willow sculpture day, weekend and evening classes

Contact: Christine Brewster
Tel: 07786 062 860



2/4 day ceramic sculpture workshops max 4 £5 per day

Contact: Jan Sweeney ARBS
Tel: 01278 722023

Animal sculptures made using a mixed media approach to clay

Lloyd-Coombes Ceramics
Contact: Felicity Lloyd-Coombes
Tel: 07738 856 506

Pottery courses at all levels in the beautiful Amberley Museum

Menear Ceramics at The Pottery Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
Contact: Keith Menear
Tel: 0778 8908 182

All aspects of pottery-making are covered. Throwing, hand-building and glazing

North Marston Pottery
Contact: Marc Fraser
Tel: 01296 670 569

Raku Days - Sellindge, Kent. 8 x glazes; 2 x Kilns; 10 - 4pm; £40 the day. Bring 6 biscuit fired pots ready made in suitable clay

Contact: Tim Huckstepp
Tel: 01303 812 204 or 0744 911 0044

Drawing and Painting


Water colour workshops with professional artist Sheila Gill

Contact: Sheila Gill
Tel: 01246 450 667

Japanese Ink Painting and calligraphy workshops: new ways of expression through minimalism, simplicity and the discipline of mind, hand & brush. Observation methods, drawing skills, active meditation.

Contact: Talia Lehavi Studio
Tel: 07967 970 129



Long weekend introductory stained glass courses in the Peak District

Dave Griffin stained glass artist
Contact: Dave Griffin
Tel: 01246 450 667

Introductory Glass Painting, Glass Fusing and Stained Glass courses

Koru Arts
Tel: 07447 406426

Screen printing onto glass

Rachel Elliott Glassworks
Contact: Rachel Elliott
Tel: 07709 499845

Hat Making


Discover and learn the art of hat making

Contact: Valerie Corona
Tel: 07814 609758

For full details of our events see our calendar to the left of the page.