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Creative Play: Unlimited Source of New Ideas With Juli Bolaños-Durman

21 July 2019

Join artist Juli Bolaños-Durman for an innovative and creative day, exploring how ‘play’ can encourage the creative process, tackling ideas and development rather than construction of a final piece. Begin the day with a visit to the Useful/Beautiful exhibition, where Juli will talk you through her beautiful found glass object series, inspired by her grandmother’s collection of perfume bottles which … Read more


Cast Glass Jewellery with Effie Burns

14 July 2019

Join artist Effie Burns for an intimate workshop to learn the craft of cast glass jewellery making. This workshop will give you a rare chance to work in miniature and create your own cast glass jewellery, inspired by Effie Burns’ beautiful and delicate pieces which form part of our Useful/Beautiful exhibition. Your day will begin with a visit to see Effie’s works within the House, where you will have the … Read more


Working with Fine Bone China: A Workshop with Reiko Kaneko

1 June 2019

Join ceramicist Reiko Kaneko for an introduction to the whole process of making, decorating and glazing fine bone china. Your day will begin with a visit to our Useful/Beautiful exhibition, where Reiko will introduce to her wonderful ceramic pieces within the magnificent Pastry Room, Below Stairs, and an introduction to the material and the traditions of Stoke-on-Trent. Throughout the workshop Reiko will guide you … Read more


Frame Weaving Workshop from Waste with Maria Sigma

18 May 2019

Join Useful/Beautiful artist Maria Sigma for an in depth workshop which will teach you all the basics of weaving and how to turn your household waste textiles from old T-shirts to pillowcases into textile masterpieces. The workshop will provide you with a thorough and intensive grounding in hand-weaving. You will learn foundational weaving skills, such as warping, loom set up, colour blending and structure, and … Read more


Paper Sculpting with Andy Singleton

11 May 2019

Join paper artist Andy Singleton, one of the celebrated artists from our Useful/Beautiful exhibition, and explore the potential of paper cutting, folding and construction techniques to create your own unique sculptural forms. With demonstrations and one-to-one help from the Andy, learn the basic techniques of paper manipulation, including pattern cutting, wet folding, pleating and modular form-making. An … Read more


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