Upcoming Workshop

Wire workshop with Priscilla Jones

9th July

On this fabulous workshop you will explore the vast possibilities of working with wire and create your own 3D sculptures, inspired by any theme you wish. You will explore how to manipulate lightweight wire using your hands and pliers to make a range of examples. You will focus on developing your structures with other techniques and processes including fabric, paper, wax, and paint.
No experience necessary; all you need to bring is enthusiasm!

Also bring an idea to work from this could just be a theme.

Latest Exhibition

Theresa Shaw and Priscilla Jones

3rd June to 16th July

Join us for this exciting exhibition of colour and intrigue. 

We will have on show some beautiful paintings by Nottinghamshire artist Theresa Shaw and the most delightful mixed media sculptures by Priscilla Jones.

This will a lovely exhibition that we are really looking forward too so please join us and bring your friends and family.

The preview evening will be on Friday 3rd June from 6pm and the exhibition ends Saturday 16th July.


Artist of the Month: June

Stuart Akroyd Glass

Stuart Akroyd gained a B.A. Honours Degree in Three Dimensional Design (Glass) at Sunderland Polytechnic in 1988. At the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill, in the West Midlands he specialised in glass blowing and cold cutting techniques. This was followed by two years employment as head production maker and designer at a small studio factory in the Lake District.

Stuart returned to Sunderland in 1991 to start his own business whilst also teaching part-time at the University in the Glass Department. After eight years he moved the business to a new site in Nottingham and expanded to include a new hot workshop, which has allowed Stuart to increase his range of designs and techniques.

Stuart makes several ranges of production glass based on natural forms, and a dislike of symmetry. This theme continues into his one-off work where hot forms are twisted and stretched, then cold carved and polished creating vessels reminiscent of the flora and fauna of the ocean.