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Exhibitions at Rufford Craft Centre

Main gallery

Entry to Rufford Gallery is free.

The main gallery, situated on the first floor above the craft shop, is open Tuesday to Sunday and every Bank Holiday Monday during exhibitions. The gallery is fully accessible via a lift in the craft centre.

Please note that during the changeover between exhibitions the main gallery is closed.

You are welcome to join us at the start of each exhibition for a special preview; a chance to meet the artists and makers, find out more about them and their work.

Current exhibitions

Browse our current exhibitions:
Image:Title:Description:Cost:Start date:Time:
Family Craft at RuffordFamily Craft Activities MatEaster… Snip Snip Snip! Monday 13 April 2015 Tuesday 14 April 2015 Wednesday 15 April 2015 Thursday 16 April 2015 Friday 17 April 2015 Saturday 18 April 2015 Sunday 19 April 2015  Inspired by the paper...Free03/04/201510.30am - 4.00pm
Stone set ringsCabochon Stone Set Rings‘Cabochon stone set rings’ an intensive one day workshop for those with some existing jewellery skills. Kate will guide you through all the techniques for making your own cabochon setting. A selection of cabochon stones will be provided...£99.00 (plus approx £15 - £18 silver costs on the day)25/04/201510.30am - 4.30pm
glass designGlass Layers and Decal DesignsMultiple techniques will be used in this experimental full day workshop. You’ll learn about decal papers, glass cutting and coloured glass elements.   Stevie will talk about, and demonstrate the use of Microwave kilns, a great way...£60.00 (materials included)02/05/201510:30am – 4pm
Family craft RuffordFamily Craft Activities Celebrate Craft and Design Month with us. Sunday 3 May 2015 Sunday 10 May 2015 Sunday 17 May 2015 Sunday 24 May 2015 Join us in celebrating crafts and creativity at Rufford and across the county during May. Try your hand at...Free03/05/201511am - 4pm every day
Fantastic fair isleFantastic Fair IsleThis workshop is aimed at both beginners and improvers to Fair Isle knitting. Fair Isle beginners will learn the basic techniques including how to; read a Fair Isle chart, knit with yarn in each hand, strand and weave the yarns and knit in the...£50 (including materials)09/05/201510.30am - 4.30pm
Silver banglesSilver Bangles & Bracelets‘Silver Bangles & Bracelets’ 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 safety...£60.00 (plus approx £15 - £18 silver costs on the day)10/05/201510.30am - 4.30pm
print makingPrinting With or Without a PressThe workshop offers a chance to make prints using a range of different techniques.  During the session participants will be guided through the possibilities of mono-printing, as well as working at two different relief printing methods...£5016/05/201510.30am - 4pm
Recycled roseGetting Crafty with RecyclingLearn jewellery techniques and a creative approach to recycling with crafts teacher and jeweller, Caroline Hughes. Design and make unlimited jewellery using paper, old jumpers, rubber tyres and plastic bottles and take away stylish creations!£3516/05/20151pm - 4pm
embroideryBeginners EmbroideryExplore the beautiful art of hand embroidery in this fun class specifically for beginners. Learn lazy daisy stitches, eyelets, stars and fly stitch and create a lovely sampler to take home.£60.00 (plus £8 materials pack cost on the day)17/05/201510.30am - 4.30pm
Wynne mosaic 13D Sculptural MosaicTake mosaic making to another level in this unique workshop. Design and create a 3D mosaic for the garden or home, using direct method on easily cut and shaped Thermalite block.   A wide selection of materials will be available,...£5023/05/201510.30am - 4.30pm

Rufford Gallery Hire

Rufford Gallery is available to hire for groups and individual artists through an open application process. Full details of how to apply to hire this flexible exhibition space are available on the hire the gallery page

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