The Craft & Design Experience will be held from 21-23 June in Henley on Thames and will feature a number of workshops and demonstrations to enable you to experience the creative processes involved in contemporary craft. As well as these workshops and demonstrations, there will be nearly 200 exhibitors displaying and selling their work as well as a wide range of entertainment making this event a must-visit whatever the weather. Here’s a selection of some of the workshops being featured at the event this year. We hope you will try some of these.
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Advance tickets on sale until 6 June. To order telephone 01622 747 325 or visit our website.
Workshops and Activities
Have a go at playing a fully chromatic, concert pitch pottery vessel flutes and ocarinas.
Throw A Pot!
Have a go at throwing on the potter’s wheel. Suitable for all ages. Pots can be fired and glazed. Glaze colours can be seen on the work being exhibited.
This workshop enables you to make your own piece of handmade felt to take away.
A fun workshop for younger visitors wishing to make a scarecrow!
Handbuilding clay sculpture workshop run by international wildlife sculptor, Jan Sweeney.
Interactive flute and didgeridoo experience by the maker, Ray Brook.
Learn about batik and make your own piece of batik.
Singing Workshop (Saturday only)
The Barberettes are Berkshire’s premier ladies a cappella group renowned for their energetic and passionate renditions of popular songs from the 1920s to the current day. Why not join them in a singing workshop to learn a song in four part harmony?
Demonstrating the art of caricaturing. Drawing on the spot cartoon portraits and contemporary art. Have a caricature done of yourself and your family.
An enjoyable workshop decorating ceramic hanging ornaments (hearts, animals, beach huts) with mixed media. Ready to take away in an hour and suitable for adults and children.
Make a Fabric Sculpture
Explore your artistic talents and make a beautiful fabric sculpture. Each workshop will consist of between 8-10 people which will allow Susan personally to help and encourage you while you create your own masterpiece to take home. Contact Susan for advance booking and more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a go a creating your own metalwork to take home!
Don’t miss this exciting event – a showcase of the best handmade designer crafts in the UK. The Craft and Design Experience has earned an enviable reputation for selecting only the very best professional designers, artists and craftmakers and, unlike some other craft events, has a strict policy of not allowing any imported, mass-produced or bought in work to be displayed.