Welcome to Walford Mill Crafts
Walford Mill Crafts is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a flagship contemporary craft gallery in the south of England. Our craft centre provides a platform for established makers as well as supporting craft education. With our established gallery and shop we aim to provide a refreshing alternative to the high street by showing high quality, handmade items made by people who love what they do.
What's on this summer...
Bank Holiday Sunday
28th of August
10am - 5pm
Free entry, makers' demonstrations, children's
workshops, summer food, bouncy castle and much
more.. from 10am to 5pm
This year is our 30th Anniversary and what better way
to celebrate than with a Summer Garden Party in the
courtyard at The Mill on Sunday, 28th August.
Floristry demonstrations by Debra Marsh
Embroidery & textiles by Valerie Godman
Ceramisict Steve Neville turning pots.
Traditional Woodturning with a pole lathe
Textile homewares by Kate Wakley
Etched glass by Victoria Lucy Designs
Tim Clayton's marquetry boxes,
Children's workshops with Caroline Parrott
A delicious BBQ hosted by the Bistro
We will have drop in children’s workshops throughout the day, a bouncy castle and a chance to find out more about the RSPB and Dorset Wildlife Trust. There will also be an opportunity to find out about volunteering at The Mill which is a great way to get more involved with this very special place.
The Millstream Bistro will be providing a barbeque and summer salads from 11.30am and the Shop and Gallery will be open, giving all visitors the chance to see the popular ‘Garden’ exhibition.
We look forward to welcoming old friends and new to our Summer Garden Party.
A very special event!
£3651.00 for the Alzheimers Society and Walford Mill Education
Congratulations to eveyone who won a prize and thank you all for your support of Debby Kirby and The Mill. More photos of the event can be seen on Debby's Facebook page.
9th July - 4th September 2016
'Garden' at Walford Mill Crafts presents the chance to discover beautiful and unique handmade pieces informed by the natural world.
Craft and the garden have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship for centuries, providing a continual source of inspiration for both artists and makers. Colour, texture, shape and the ever-changing seasons unite to provide the perfect muse and evidence of this will be in abundance at Walford Mill Crafts this summer.
Discover handpicked makers working across an extensive range of disciplines, including large-scale porcelain flowers by WallFlowerLondon, intricate paper sculpture by Kasasagi Designs, botanical inspired jewellery by Catherine Thomas and a collection of wood and copper steam-bent trugs by Jane Crisp.
‘Garden’ will be a celebration of design not only for the garden enthusiast but also for all who enjoy contemporary craft.
Why not try your hand at making something new this year? We have an eclectic programme of workshops to keep you busy this year including Willow Baskets, Wire Sculpture, Raku Pottery and Sculptural Needle Felting.
For creative kids, the fantastic Summer Blast is back at the Mill with an exciting six week programme of summer workshops for ages 5 years and up. Check out our children's workshop programme for more information. Dress for mess!
New this year!
Become a Friend of the Mill.
Take a look at our brand new Friends scheme with offers and discounts available.
Visit our Get Involved page for more information.
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
Please note that the courtyard gates are locked at the end of each working day.