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Craft and Design Experience

Craft and DesignThe 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.

Book tickets in advance and save money!

Advance tickets on sale until 6 June. To order telephone 01622 747 325 or visit our website.

Workshops and Activities

Ocarina Playing
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.

Felt Making
This workshop enables you to make your own piece of handmade felt to take away.

Scarecrow Making
A fun workshop for younger visitors wishing to make a scarecrow!

Clay Sculpture
Handbuilding clay sculpture workshop run by international wildlife sculptor, Jan Sweeney.

Didgeridoo Experience
Interactive flute and didgeridoo experience by the maker, Ray Brook.

Batik Workshop
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.

Ceramic Decorating
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: susan@susanlongsculpture.com

Blacksmithing Workshop
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.


Stani Gallery – Christmas Workshops, Gifts and Demonstrations

Especially for Christmas

Christmas Classes
Christmas Cards & Decorations – Wed 5 Dec (eve)
Christmas Mosaics – Fri 7 Dec
Jewellery for Christmas – Sat 15 Dec

Christmas Demonstrations
Wakefield Country Courtyard Christmas Weekend – Sat 8th & Sun 9th Dec
The Stani Studios will be demonstrating art & craft classes over the weekend as follows ;
Sat 8th : 10-1230 Oil Painting | 1230 – 3 Silk Painting | 3 – 5 Mosaics
Sun 9th : 11-1 Mixed Media Painting | 1-3 Stained Glass | 3-5 Watercolour Painting

The Stani Gallery will also have a range of original Christmas Gifts for purchase including Christmas Cards, Calendars, Glass Coasters and a variety of exclusive small presents. There are many other activities planned at this event which is in aid of MK Hospital. Read more.

Christmas Presents
Personal Gift Vouchers for Art Lovers
Available from The Stani Gallery for use in both The Stani Gallery to buy art and The Stani Studios to make art yourself !

Street Art & Graffiti Classes for Teenagers
These one day workshops or 4 week courses with The Krah offers anyone, aged 15 and above, a fantastic opportunity to learn about this vibrant art form from a widely experienced international street artist. Read more and book a place on the first workshop on Sat 5th January here


News from Myra Hutton

Once again I will be exhibiting at Towcester Craft and Design Show, Towcester Racecourse Conference Centre over the weekend of 27th & 28th October 2012. Opening times are 10.00am til 4.30pm. You’ll find me in the same place as before, upstairs opposite the window, It’s a lovely venue with 70 selected Makers and Foodies so plenty of chance to find unique early Christmas presents or a treat for yourself. Full details atwww.romorexhibitions.co.uk/towcester_octobercraft.html
Please drop by, I look forward to catching up with you there..

New pieces

I’ve recently been concentrating on celebrating our beautiful British landscape so new pieces are reflecting this with some screen printing creeping into smaller Cotswold pieces, there are also some new Tuscan landscapes and ideal for Christmas presents that won’t break the bank are the new ‘mini pics’.

Just for You

Don’t forget if you want a unique bespoke representation of your favourite landscape then I’m happy to discuss commissioned pieces.

Say Hello!

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01908 583316

Sunday morning – blog time!


This is a great blog – busy, informative and inspiring

Originate Creative Craft and Vintage Fayre – 23rd June at Flitwick Village Hall

This looks like a great Craft and Vintage event with hand made craft and homemade cakes! Make a note in your diary now.

For more details see the poster or contact the organisers at dlkurly@yahoo.com (Don’t forget to mention where you saw the poster!)

Sunday evening – late blog time!

Kirsty Fish has long been a favourite of Local Craft Matters – she’s bursting with infectious enthusiasm for her craft and an occasional read of her blog will fill you with enough motivation to keep you going for a long time!

Find her here – http://kirstyfish.blogspot.com/

Upcoming events and Workshop Lists

Beds Knitting and Crochet Guild Open Day – click here for more information

Threads and Patches have a new Workshop List – go to www.threadsandpatches.co.uk for more information

Sue Stallard has a Beading Workshop List available for 2012 – email Sue for more information – suestallard01@hotmail.com

Upcoming Events

There are lots of events coming up which include a Crafty presence!

The Great Linford Waterside Festival on from 17th – 19th June,  is always a great weekend and we already know that Carol Hitchcock will be opening her Unicorn Studios at number 4 The Almshouses every day over the Festival – an ideal opportunity to talk craft and buy supplies and finished products.

‘Crafty Cath’ will be demonstrating lace-making in the Craft Marquee at the Stoke Goldington Steam Rally which is happening on 7th and 8th May.  The Steam Rally is always a good day out for all the family (make sure you split up and go your own way for a while on the day to improve everyone’s enjoyment!!)

Pin Money Craft Cooperative are holding another of their popular Roadshows on 14th May at Helmdon, near Brackley.  There will be stalls and workshops, crafty chat, tea and cakes – what more could you want?  See their website at www.pinmoneycrafts.co.uk

If you are demonstrating crafts over the next few months, or know of any good events happening soon, let us know.