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crepe garland 3crepe garland 1Make a child’s flower garland for your Easter celebrations, our version of an Easter bonnet.

Simple to make from Crepe Paper, ribbons and wire. We have everything you need including rolls and rolls of beautiful ribbons in our shop.

Decorate a goose, duck or hen’s egg using pen, ink, acrylic, gouache, collage and even gold leaf. See below for some of our very unique artists decorated goose eggs and find out what they used.

Advice freely given.

All materials are available on our online shop.

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mothers day

Handmade textile & vintage button card by Jessie Chorley. Earthenware beaker & beech leaf side plate by James Burnett-Stuart

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Ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart. Lino block print & watercolour by Robert Macdonald, our current exhibition

A Mother’s love is…

…special, nurturing, enduring, brave, fearless, supportive and protective – a guiding light.

A cupboard full of domestic ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart

‘I like the way pots enter our lives stealthily, benignly, and exert their quiet influence.  As companions, offering beauty, comfort, practical service, sensuous experience all in a modest almost subliminal way.  This is the beauty of pottery – that it lives side by side with us not calling for attention, and not provoking self-consciousness. But allowing, as it were by slow release, discoveries of depth and detail.

This is why I would always make mugs, cups, drinking vessels generally.  Of all pots the cup is the one we have the most intimate relation with.  We raise it to our lips, we cradle it, we wash it, several times a day.  We have favourites.  We cast our eye over their shelved ranks.  We select or reject them according to our mood or according to some inward inclination we are hardly aware of.’