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Creative sessions at Rufford Craft Centre

Rufford Craft Centre offers a popular, year-round, workshop programme, taught by professional artists who will inspire you to get started as a beginner or to develop your skills further as an artist.

You can choose between workshops in a variety of art and craft forms and the changing programme offers something for everyone. Workshops take place in either the Creative Learning Centre adjacent to the Gallery on the first floor, The Seminar Room situated directly off the craft centre courtyard or at the Woodland Workshop found in the country park, five minutes walk from the craft centre.

Workshop programme 

Our workshop programme offers a wide variety of different art forms to explore. Designed for those aged over 18, the vast majority of our workshops require no previous experience - just an enthusiasm to learn and have fun.

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...£165 per 10 week block 16/09/201410am – 12:30pm or 1pm – 3:30pm
Andrew Wynne - Mirror MosaicsMirror MosaicsA unique and exciting workshop where you will learn to cut and shape mirror, using Japanese glass cutters with confidence to create a dynamic and beautiful mosaic. The mirror can be cut precisely to create pure geometric design as well as random...£6020/09/201410:30am – 4:30pm
Stevie Davies - glass bowl curvesBeautiful Bowls and Colourful Curves Glass ArtThis is your chance to create a unique sculptural form, dish or bowl using images and colours that inspire you. You will create patterns, shapes and designs with metal inclusions and coloured glass details. Your creations will then be fused and... £62 (materials included)28/09/201410:30am – 4pm
Andy Mason - Raku FiringRaku FiringEnjoy the atmospheric delights of Raku in the beautifully rustic Rufford Woodland Workshop. An intriguing introduction to the history and culture of Raku will set the scene. Andy will then demonstrate a range of glazing techniques, and encourage you...£5504/10/20149:45am – 4pm
Kate Bajic - Silver Bangles & BraceletsSilver Bangles and Bracelets‘Silver Bangles & Bracelets’ workshop offers the chance to make a decorative bangle & bracelet using a range of skills and techniques.The workshop is aimed at both beginners and improvers. Kate will cover the basic health and...£58.00 (plus approx £15 - £18 silver costs on the day)04/10/201410:30am – 4:30pm
Stone carvingStone CarvingCome and spend the weekend learning to sculpt in stone with Andy Oldfield, professional Sculpture and Historic building conservator. Ideal for beginners or the more advanced, all types of sculpture are taught including letter cutting, The workshops...£120 - weekend11/10/201410am - 4pm
Sarah Homfray - Poppy EmbroiderySilk Shading and Stumpwork Embroidered PoppySilk shading (also known as needlepainting) is a very old technique where motifs are ‘painted’ with long and short stitch.  Stumpwork is a 17th century three dimensional embroidery technique and in this two day class you will...£120 per weekend (plus a materials pack cost of about £15)11/10/201410:30am – 4:30pm
Georgina Bell - PapercutAmazing Papercutting!Transform a simple sheet of paper into a delicate and beautiful picture or an enchanting lantern. This workshop uses a traditional craft but with a modern twist. All paper cuts will be mounted and framed before the end of the workshop, so...£3511/10/201410am - 1pm
Upholstery - Carol HoltUpholstery 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 plus materials used (approx £10)18/10/201410am - 4:30pm
Stevie Davies - seasonal giftsSeasonal GiftsMake something wonderful for someone special…. Or yourself!   Enjoy a day making fused glass decorations, coasters, hangings or pendants with the idea to give them away at Christmas.   Learn to cut glass to enable you embellish pre...£55 (materials included)08/11/201410:30am – 4pm


To find out more details about any of the workshop and make bookings, please contact the artists directly.

Demand for our workshops is high so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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