Christmas at The Mill
12th November - 8th of January 2017
There is no better place to start the search than Walford Mill Crafts as our popular winter selling exhibition returns.
'Christmas at The Mill' opens on Saturday, 12th November when the shop and gallery will be bursting with affordable and collectable handcrafted pieces providing a refreshing alternative to the High Street.
Browse and buy from the best in British Craft as we showcase jewellery by Dagmar Korecki, Liz Tyler and Jacqui Law, ceramics by Hilke MacIntryre, leatherwork by Gosia Weber and Japanese woodcuts by Laura Boswell.
Find unusual Christmas decorations by Rhiannon Thomas, or something from The Pop-up Pinhole Company. Snuggle up with a cushion by Rowenna Mason or wrap up warm with Folk and Folly.
Let us help with those Christmas shopping dilemmas!
10th September - 6th November 2016
This exhibition considers work that is inspired by or created with fire.
Fire brings warmth and light and often provides compelling inspiration to makers, as can be seen in this exhibition.
Showcasing the work of 25 makers including ceramics, glass, textiles, print and metal.
Whilst some maker's have created pieces in response to the theme of Fire, consideration is also given to those for whom the ability to work with Fire is essential in the practice of their craft.
9th July - 4th September 2016
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 abundence at Walford Mill Crafts this summer.
Take a peek at some photos of the Gallery here...
Field Days - An Artsreach Touring Exhibition
18th June - 3rd of July
Field Days seeks to encourage people living in the South Dorset Ridgeway Area to explore the locality, and to research and increase their knowledge of what is beneath the ground. It aims to increase our understanding of the local heritage, how we might engage with the landscape and environment through the arts.
Following an open call, Artsreach has commissioned 6 artists to respond to an archaeological or geological site on the South Dorset Ridgeway;
This exhibition will also feature the music of Local folk duo, Ninebarrow, who have been commissioned to write 3 contemporary folk songs.
Walford Mill Crafts is pleased to be hosting this touring exhibition for 2 weeks.
Dorset Art Weeks
28th May - 12th June 2016
Join us on the Dorset Arts trail as we open the gallery to 11 Dorset Makers.
Meet the makers, see demonstrations and buy directly from local artisans.
Taking part in the Gallery are;
and our resident makers;
Down Memory Lane
19th March - 22nd May 2016
Celebrating friends old and new.
During this exhibition we welcome back over 40 prominent makers who have all been previously involved with the Mill.
Including the work of;
John Makepeace - Furniture Designer
Alan Wallwork - Ceramics
Cleo Mussi - Mosaic
Frances Hatch - Print
Jilly Edwards - Textiles
Victoria Martin - Jewellery
Phil Atrill - Glass
16th January - 13th March 2016
Pearl - an iridescent, rare and valuable gem given in celebration of a 30th anniversary.
This exhibition marks the start of Walford Mill Crafts' 30th year and is based around the tradition of giving gifts made from specific materials for a particular anniversary.
We will be showcasing a diverse range of perlescent inspired work including print, textiles, jewellery and ceramics.