Glass is one of the oldest and most versatile man-made materials and glass-making is a beautiful and unique art. In our popular courses, you will learn both traditional and contemporary techniques to produce stunning glasswork. Discover the beauty of stained glass or learn the skills of glass fusing and slumping to create unique glass objects.
'I developed new skills, met new people and made friends, and improved my confidence and skill' Glass Student
The art of woodcarving is an ancient tradition that perfectly blends beauty with nature. Choose from our selection of woodcarving courses and begin to work with wood. You will learn the skills needed to create both traditional and contemporary designs.
Choose from a range of jewellery classes including designing and creating sterling silver jewellery, using semi-precious stones or join a 1 day course to create silver bracelets or stacking rings.
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Our Pottery courses are hugely popular with students, thanks to our great tutors and publicity from the BBC pottery programmes. Perfect for anybody who wants to work with clay, you'll learn how to create wonderful pottery.
'Pottery is my life, both work and hobby, not only the therapeutic benefits of working with clay but also the social side, making friends and learning. It is clear that courses benefit the health of our students' Pottery Student
The ancient art of bookbinding is a specialised skill that relies on basic operations of measuring, cutting, and gluing and combines skills from other trades such as paper and fabric crafts, leather work and graphic arts.
Our tutor Alan Smith during his long career as a Bookbinder has a vast amount of experience and has even made a book for the Pope. If you want to make or restore books, this is the course for you
Book Art is the popular craft of combining both books and crafting to create 3D images or words from a book. It looks wonderful in your home or makes a great personalised gift for book-lovers. No cutting gluing or special equipment needed. Courses in November and April.
Please note there may be additional costs for purchase of materials for some craft classes.