Upcoming Workshop

Lace Ring Workshop with Suzanne Plamping

22nd April

An opportunity to have an introduction to the traditional craft of Bobbin Lace, with all materials and equipment provided.  A chance to try this traditional craft with a modern twist.  Bobbin lace is an extrordinary traditional craft which uses threads attached to wooden bobbins. These are used to work over a design on a pillow to create decorative textile items.

Latest Exhibition

Susan Bedford

25th February to 8th April

Join us as we open the first exhibition of the year with some amazing bold floral paintings by Derbyshire artist Susan Bedford.
Whilst floral's do often feature or inspire Susan's work, her art is not ‘about’ flowers. Life is a journey and the pieces map the memories of significant subjects in her life journey.
Abstract or representational, combinations of brush marks, textures and a range of materials. Fabrics, threads, buttons, wire or simply paint each has a meaning and a reasoning behind it.

 
 
 

Artist of the Month: March

Alys Power

This month is our very own Alys Power, jewellery deginer and tutor. Working from her home studio in Nottingham designing, making and creating. 

Working in a broad range of materials, she is inspired and led by the materials available and consequently many pieces are completely unique.

The themes of her work are eclectic and varied. Often narrative, stamped words and phrases are used to expand on ideas and as decorative elements. Small found objects and pieces of reclaimed and vintage jewellery are frequently used and the notion of each piece is dictated by the materials themselves.