Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Exhibitions

 

Future Exhibitions

2021


Colin Smith

25th June - 27th June Popup Studio

Colin is a local Dorset-based designer-maker and coppersmith. He hand-makes low energy lighting and aims to combine elegant design with functionality and sustainability, using reclaimed materials and operating his business on a climate positive zero waste basis. His lamps all conform with EU safety standards and he is WEEE registered. He undertakes commissions, and sells his work at local events and from his workshop. He is also a featured maker at the Cygnet Gallery in Shaftesbury and at Seed in Frome.

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Lisa Berkshire

29th June - 4th July Popup Studio

Drawing is at the centre of all of Lisa’s playfully illustrative work, which she also combines with printmaking, collage, digital effects and her own words and stories.

She creates ranges of original illustrated artworks, digital prints, greetings cards, jewellery, illustrated homewares, hand-painted stones and hand-made assemblage art-objects, and also works on commissions.

Favourite themes are of the sea and its creatures both mythical and real, folk tales, personal narratives, children’s themes and stories, birds, wild animals, Dorset and Cornwall.

Making Life Illustrated!

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Natalie Chan

14th July - 25th July 2021 Exhibition

Peeking Duck Jewellery

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Sophie Kilic

13th August - 15th August 2021 Exhibition

As a Dorset girl, growing up in the Wimborne area, I have always had a passion for the sea. In early days my enthusiasm was stimulated by a fascination for fossils, for the creatures in rock pools and for my love of collecting shells. I still enjoy all of these but over the years, I have developed an obsession for the many moods that the sea creates through the water patterns which it plays. I have recently become fascinated by the patterns made by the foam of the waves both in the sea and on the shoreline. I find the infinite variety of ways in which the waves can strike the shore and leave their mark, even on the same stretch of sand, to be a wonder. Combining this with the light play which intermingles with these patterns and the many ways it can reflect on sand or on water is for me a true inspiration, for the sea is ever changing, a kaleidoscope of pattern and light, a perpetual motion, with every fleeting moment a unique moment of beauty which I feel is worth capturing. My intention is to bring attention to the amazingly complex and intricate beauty of the sand and sea and to create a mood which will find its home with the person who identifies with it.

I am a self-taught artist who has been painting and drawing since I was a child, experimenting with different mediums. At present I am working with acrylics, trying to source products which are as kind to the environment as possible. The acrylics I use contain, where possible, non-toxic pigmentation and the canvases are mainly unbleached or use wood which comes from sustainable sources.

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Summer At The Mill

1st July - 31st August 2021 Exhibition

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Wimborne Art Club

1st - 12th September 2021 Exhibition

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Sean Lenn

6th November - 14th November 2021 Exhibition

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Claire Burton

16th November - 21st November 2021 Exhibition

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Katherine Stainton

23rd November - 28th November 2021 Exhibition

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Anne Easterbrooke

30th November - 5th December 2021 Exhibition

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Christmas At The Mill

1st November - 31st December 2021 Exhibition

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Natalie Chan

7th December - 12th December 2021 Exhibition

Peeking Duck Jewellery

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Tibor Eperjessy

14th December - 23rd December 2021 Exhibition

I am an artisan leather designer and craftsman. Living on the beautiful New Forest, I work from my small studio over looking sweeping landscapes and roaming ponies. My work is strongly influenced by traditional Eastern European hand crafts which I combine with simplicity, a love of colours and a great appreciation for natural leather as my raw material. I draw inspiration from the forest around me. The people and animals that populate this landscape, the changing seasons and moods of the weather informing colour and design elements.

I’m intrigued to find ever more innovative ways to create beautiful art and craft objects. I find the strength, texture and durability of leather lends itself to the classic lines and simple elegance of my designs. My leather works age beautifully, developing a glossy patina with time and wear. My interest in organic design has led me to source unusual fastenings, clasps and closures that have become distinctive features in my products.

All my leather goods are handmade and I source all of my hides from the British Isles. I search for unusual colours, textures and unique finishes that compliment the simplicity and durability of my design and craftmanship.

I offer workshops and short courses to the general public. I extend these to cover the therapeutic aspects of leather-crafts when I run uniquely tailored courses for people with special needs.


East Dorset Potters

June 2022 (postponed from 2020)

East Dorset Potters, founded twenty years ago as a branch of the Bridport-based Dorset Pottery Group, was established for potters in the Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch area. A number of members exhibit regularly together.

The group is an eclectic mix of full-time and part-time potters, some of whom teach or have retired from teaching and some who are simply interested in ceramics.

We meet once a month in our homes, studios or other venues. Sometimes we have practical workshops on a theme, led by one of the group or an invited guest. Other months we may visit a local potter or simply meet socially. We also collectively exhibit our work at several local venues.

Show below are examples from just some of the potters from our group who will exhibiting at Walford Mill during June 2022.