Events

Make a Seat in Thorncombe Wood

SATURDAY 26 MAY AND SATURDAY 2 JUNE

Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre, Higher Bockhampton, DT2 8QH.

Using greenwood techniques and material from Thorncombe Wood you will be working through selection, cleaving, shaping, carving, sawing and drilling to make a stool. All tools and materials are provided and you don’t need any previous experience.

Karen Hansen will instruct and the work will be suitable for any adult individual who is physically able. Children of 10 years or more can be included if they work with an adult friend. If you would like to talk to Karen beforehand please get in touch on 07948 445540.

The workshop is run as part of Making Dorset and takes place over two days.

10am - 4pm

01305 251228

Make a Seat in Thorncombe Wood

Lyme in Dark Glass

SATURDAY 26 MAY

The Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA.

Work with artist Jenny Mellings to paint using natural pigments and try the 18th Century Claude Glass as a way of capturing the landscape. The day will begin at Lyme Regis Museum with a short introduction to the Claude Glass used by landscape painters in the era before photography. We will proceed with painting equipment to a suitable location along the coast, before returning to the Museum in time for a lunch break.

Meet again in the Museum education room to assess the morning's work, and prepare to walk to a second site in the afternoon. Return to the Museum for an assembly and review of your paintings!

All ages and abilities welcome. Minimum age 8, all materials provided. Do wear good walking shoes, dress for all weathers, and bring lunch. A camping seat may also be useful if you have one. In the case of severe wind and rain, the entire workshop will take place in the museum.

This event will also be taking place again on Saturday 6 October.

11am - 4pm. £8.

01404 45006 (Thelma Hulbert Gallery)

Lyme in Dark Glass

Carving Workshops

26 MAY - 10 JUNE

Venue 183: Moignes Court, Owermoigne, near Dorchester, DT2 8HY.

Neith Art will be demonstrating carving, using chainsaws and traditional tools. Creating complete sculptures (start to finish roughly an hour) as well as working on larger pieces. See Venue 183 for opening days.

11am - 3pm. Free entry.

07894 959698 / 07814 659143

Carving Workshops

Family Life Drawing Class

SATURDAY 2 JUNE

Venue 183: Moignes Court, Owermoigne, near Dorchester, DT2 8HY.

Alex and Penny Cree will host a free family life drawing class, suitable for ages 4 to 104, for beginners, professionals and everyone in between. Materials provided, just bring a sketchbook or some paper.

2 - 4 pm. Free entry.

07894 959698 / 07814 659143

West Dorset Pottery Tea Party

SATURDAY 26 MAY

Venue 307: North Eggardon Farm Powerstock DT6 3ST

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4 - 8pm.

07746 941654

www.westdorsetpottery.com

Eeles Pottery Tours and Firings

26 MAY - 10 JUNE

Venue 291: Eeles Family Pottery, Mosterton, near Beaminster, DT8 3HN.

Feel the excitement of red hot raku pots lifted from the kiln and placed onto sawdust that instantaneously combusts into an inferno of flames.

Firings 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, tours between firings.

01308 868257

www.eelespottery.co.uk

Furleigh Estate Vineyard Tours

26 MAY - 10 JUNE

Furleigh Farm, Salwayash, Salway Ash, DT6 5JF.

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Friday and Saturday 11am and 2.30pm.

01308 488991

www.furleighestate.co.uk

Furleigh Estate: Meet the Artists

THURSDAY 7 JUNE

Furleigh Farm, Salwayash, Salway Ash, DT6 5JF.

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11am - 3pm.

www.furleighestate.co.uk






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