Upcoming Workshop

Russian Filigree Ring with Melody Unchained

1st July

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to the ancient art of Russian Filigree.  On this workshop, you will be provided with sufficient  Hallmark Quality Silver to make a beautiful Filigree ring, with traditional recipe Russian Filigree Solder Powder.  You will measure for ring size, design your ring, and size the actual ring to fit, then final polishing ready to wear.

Open to endless possibilities in design, Russian Filigree is a timeless art form which will always look on trend.

Latest Exhibition

Patricia Lane and Johnny Paramor

6th June to 18th July

Derbyshire artist Patricia Lane has painted for most of her life – mainly in watercolour. However, it was only since she retired that she found more time to indulge her passion for art. In 2013, seeking inspiration, she changed media to acrylics, adding all sorts of different materials to create drama and texture within her work. This changed her style of painting and gave an element of abstraction which she loves.

 
 
 

Artist of the Month: June

Lesley Nason

Lesley has been creating ceramics as a full time occupation since 2011, working from a small pottery at the bottom of her garden in Derbyshire.
To create her pieces she draws the image by hand into the soft porcelain, creating detailed textures and natural characters. The vessels are then hand built from these decorated panels.
Once dry the pieces are bisque fired, then colour and contrast is achieved through the careful application of oxides, stains, glazes and resist.
Once fired to 1250 degrees, ink is applied to bring out the unique beauty of the crackle glaze.