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Rufford Craft Centre: February - June 2015

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The home of contemporary craft

Rufford Craft Centre comprises a gallery with a changing programme of exhibitions, Creative Learning Centre and seminar room all housed in the former stable block which dates from the 1660s.

The Craft Centre offers the opportunity to participate in workshops in a variety of art and craft forms through a programme of public creative workshops with professional artists.

We also offer an extensive education and outreach programme for schools and groups. A highlight of our programme is the annual Earth & Fire International Ceramics Fair, which takes over the Abbey grounds at the end of June each year.

Exhibitions, events and workshops

Rufford Art Society: Members’ Biennial Exhibition

Tuesday 10 February to Sunday 22 March
Preview Sunday 8 February, 2 - 4pm

Rufford Art Society Exhibition

For almost twenty years this vibrant group of enthusiasts have met at Rufford to explore all types of visual arts in regular artist and member led workshops.

The varied collection of art works on show, produced over the last two years, demonstrates the different interests and skills of the members and their continued enthusiasm for the visual arts.

Much of the work is offered for sale and members will be in the gallery throughout the exhibition to answer any questions and encourage new members.

See more exhibitions and family fun events. 

Image:Title:Description:Cost:Start date:Time:
CeramicsCeramicsBe guided by a professional ceramist and gain confidence in basic ceramic techniques. For the more experienced, it is a chance to develop and apply skills you already have.  See the results for yourself in ‘Made at Rufford’ in the...£135 for an 8 week block02/12/201410am – 12:30pm or 1pm – 3:30pm
Wynne family printingRelief Printing – Family WorkshopMessy, creative and fun. Learn how to design and print using simple and effective techniques on papers and textiles. Bold, dynamic prints can be created using a combination of processes including mono-printing, Indian woodblocks, stencilling and...£25.0001/02/201510.30am - 1.30pm
Chair for upholsteryUpholstery for BeginnersLearn basic traditional upholstery techniques whilst re-upholstering a drop-in seat.  The workshop will include how to use basic upholstery tools safely, web a seat, attach hessian, bridle and stuff, attach calico, attach and centre patterned...£65.00 plus materials used (approx £10)14/02/201510.00am - 4.30pm
Girl painting at RuffordFamily Craft Activities Rufford Art Week Take inspiration from the techniques on display in the gallery and learn with our artist team. From print to felt to fun with a paint brush, there’s something different every day. No need to book just come along and join in!...Free14/02/201511am - 4pm every day
CeramicsCeramicsBe guided by a professional ceramist and gain confidence in basic ceramic techniques. For the more experienced, it is a chance to develop and apply skills you already have. Please contact Rachel directly to book and for information about further...£150 for 9 weeks24/02/201510am – 12:30pm or 1pm – 3:30pm (Easter break, 7 and 14 April)
SparrowFine Art: Drawing and Printing – 5 week course.This, expertly led, 5 week course of drawing and printing aims to allow participants to explore different techniques in each session, with the possibility of making prints using a combination of methods. It will be fun and colourful, and will use...£7524/02/201510am – 12:30pm
textilesGranny Squares and MandalasHave you learnt to crochet but don’t understand crochet patterns? Nicki will help you demystify stitch abbreviations, written instructions and charts so you can understand printed crochet patterns. Nicki will guide you through the patterns for...£50 (including materials)28/02/201510.30am - 4.30pm
Glass play dayFused Glass Play Day (two half day sessions)Both sessions are designed for complete beginners as well as those with some experience who want to explore new ideas and processes.  Stevie will talk about, and demonstrate the use of Microwave kilns, a great way to carry on producing fused...£30.00 each or both for £55 (materials included)07/03/201510:30am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 4pm
Wynne MosaicGaudi Style Mosaic Reliefs‘Unique, inspirational, quirky’ are just a few of the ways past learners have described the works of Antoni Gaudi and this workshop aims to bring these qualities to life.  Suitable for all levels of ability and including design...£5014/03/201510.30am - 4.30pm
buttonsCeramic Buttons and BroochesJoin Sarah in a relaxed and creative atmosphere to design, make and decorate your own ceramic buttons and brooches.   Sarah will show you how to make a variety of different shapes of buttons and brooches using a series of cutters and templates....£35.00 (including materials and firing for up to 10 buttons and/or brooches)14/03/201510.00am - 1.00pm
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