with Amanda Anderson

July 8 and 16

10:00am - 4:00pm



Spend the day working with experienced mosaic maker
Amanda Anderson creating a small mosaic panel for your wall using brightly coloured ceramic pieces, stained glass and recycled china. I will bring along heart and square shaped plywood bases, but if you would like a particular shape or size e.g. a circle, then please let me know.
The workshop is suitable for all abilities. Tools and materials are provided. If you would like to include some of your own china pieces in your design please bring them along.
You may like to bring an apron.
Lunch is not include but the blue-ginger café will be open.


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with Celestine and the Hare

July 8

10:00am - 4:00pm

£78 including materials and drinks


Make a seamless 3D wet felted bag or vessel.


We will be using wet felting technique using sheep’s wool and hot soapy water and a lot of rubbing and rolling to make yourself a 3D seamless bag or vessel in a style and colour of your choosing. A chance to play with colour and shape and leave with a new skill and a beautiful bag.


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with Shelley Faye Lazar

July 9 and 10

10:00am - 4:00pm



A one day course for absolute beginners.


Morning session will be lots of fun, feeling your way with brushes and dye, learning to be comfortable with painting on Pongee silk 60cms squares.
Afternoon session gives the opportunity to develop your new skills, exploring free running dyes and more techniques to your own designs on two more squares.

By the end of your day, you will have painted four unique silk scarves. These will be steam fixed and sent to you within a week. You will take home the basic equipment to continue and develop a new absorbing and colourful craft.


Contact Shelley to book: 07711 565887


with Janis Waldron

July 11

10:00am - 4:30pm



If you enjoy hand-sewing and would like to try something new, why not come along to a miniature bear making workshop? 


The course lasts from 10am to 4.30pm approximately and costs £60. All materials are included in the cost along with illustrated instruction sheets and a pattern, which are yours to keep.


I have successfully run courses for various adult groups including the WI and The British Jewellers Association


Contact Janis to book: 01905 831481 or 07702 579777 or


with Jenni Stuart-Anderson

July 13

10:00am - 4:00pm

£55 including lunch and drinks


Learn two traditional rag rug recycling techniques in this day workshop and make a small project or start a larger one. Warning - this craft can be addictive!


Contact Jenni to book: 01568 750229 or


with Hannah Willow

July 15 and 16

£295 including 20g of pure silver


Learn to use silver clay to make a large pendant, talisman or smaller pendant and earrings.... No previous experience necessary as I will guide you through all the processes involved. The groups will be kept small so everyone can have as much help as they need, and I will make sure everyone's weekend is a successful and enjoyable one.


You will be able to make an item to your own design, sculpt and perfect it and take home a unique solid silver piece at the end of the weekend. If you're not confident about design I will be able to help you, or you may be able to make that thing you've always wanted but never found...!


Included in the price is 20g of pure silver (enough to make one big pendant or talisman, two or three pairs of earrings at least, two or three smaller pendants or talismans... quite a lot really!) also silver wire to make jump rings, beads and leather thong. I can bring silver chain for sale at a good price.


I advise booking early as spaces are limited to 8-9. Non refundable booking fee £50 to reserve your place. Final payment due 21 days before the workshop. I can accept bank transfer or take card payments through paypal.


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with Mark Richards, Collector and Carroll Scholar

October 21

from 6:00pm

£15 including drink and tea with the Mad Hatter


How Lewis Carroll’s dreamchild has been a source of inspiration for 150 years and how his books have been adapted and reinterpreted to suit each generation.



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with John Vernon Lord and Mark Richards

November 4

from 6:00pm

£15 including drink and tea with the Mad Hatter


John Vernon Lord gives an illustrated talk and discussion with an introduction by Mark Richards.


John Vernon Lord was born in Derbyshire. He is an author, illustrator and teacher. His children's books have been published widely and translated into many languages. His picture book The Giant Jam Sandwich has become a classic, having been in print for forty-five years. His illustrations for The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear and Aesop’s Fables both won national prizes. The latter won the W.H. Smith/V&A Illustration Award in 1990. He has also illustrated books of poetry, myths, legends, sagas and epics. Recently he has illustrated Ulysses and Finnegans Wake by James Joyce for the Folio Society. He has also had a career in education having been head of various departments and schools during his 56 years teaching at Brighton. He was Professor of Illustration at the University of Brighton 1986-99, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He was the chair of the Graphic Design Board of the Council for National Academic Awards 1981-84.



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with Karin from 'Celestine and the Hare'

November 11

10:00am - 4:00pm

£80 including refreshments and materials


As part of the Alice in Wonderland exhibition, I'll be running a needle felt a dormouse in a tea cup workshop. Price includes refreshments and all materials. I'll bring some old teacups or you can bring your own, or even get one of the ones specially made for the exhibiton and Mad Hatter's tea party! Gallery provide a delicious lunch or you can bring a packed lunch.


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