Open Studios / Manor Oaks Studios

Manor Oaks Studios will be a hive of craft activity during Open Studios weekend of November 17th- 19th. Not only will the artists’ studios be open, the courtyard will have a roaring fire and craftspeople from all over the region will be showcasing their skills.

My Arty Party will be there and helping people of all ages make peg planes or transfer beautiful images onto wooden blocks. Drop in FREE workshop - no need to book.

Artists at Manor Oaks include ceramicist Anna Mercedes Wear, woodworkers Finbarr Lucas and Becca Hopkinson and jeweller, Annette Petch. In our starter studio you will find ceramicists Rebecca Brown and Matt Calder as well as Sophie Lester and Bethany Stafford who will be running free have a go activities: Matt will be demonstrating throwing techniques on the wheel and Rebecca will be inviting people to have a go at making textural marks on clay.

In the courtyard, Andrew Renwick will be demonstrating the art of blacksmithing, Neil Trinder turning green wood on a pole lathe, and Nadine Grundy will be carving spoons and other items from green wood. Alan Edwards from The Bodgers will once again be whittling willow flowers and stoking the the firepits. Some of these craftspeople will be running activities (small fee my apply – charged separately on the day).

Free Entry

On Sunday 19th November why not hop on the vintage bus and visit the ‘It’s a 1940s Christmas’ event at Manor Cottages. (Bus: £2 per adult, children free) (Event entry: £1 per adult, children free)

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