Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
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Future Exhibitions


Historic Heads

19th - 30th January 2022 - Exhibition

A public exhibition of the finished 3D art works created by students at Queen Elizabeth School as part of the East Dorset Magnificent Mill project.

Wimborne History Festival was the lead partner for the East Dorset Magnificent Mills project. This popular Living History Festival was rescheduled from 2020 to Sept 2021. The education programme theme was Wimborne during the Georgian and Regency period. Hence there was a golden thread of a Georgian theme running through the arts and crafts activities of the whole project.

The Festival commissioned Walford Mill artists Sarah Redmond Fareham and Caroline Parrott to organise and deliver a two day workshops with Year 9 art students at Queen Elizabeth School. Working with the artists 20 students took part over the two days. 3D work is not part of the curriculum so the school were enthusiastic about the young people learning new skills and working with new materials.

In groups the students created giant Papier Mache Heads to depict famous Georgian people: these were Jane Austen, King George III, First Duke of Wellington Arthuer Wellesly, Nelson, Mary Wollstonecraft, James Cook, William Wilberforce.

The workshops were very successful and the students expressed a high level of enjoyment and satisfaction.

The public exhibition of the completed 3D art works here at Walford Mill forms the final part of this element of the project, with selected students able to assist in curating the exhibition.


Clare Wilson

2nd - 27th February 2022 - Exhibition

Clare Wilson is a visual artist based in Dorset and has just completed an MA in Photography at Falmouth University.   Her practice is mainly concerned with the concept that the landscape is constructed as a result of human action.  She create images that investigate this theme and the ideas around representation, truth and seeing.   Her images challenge and respond to issues such as motherhood, identity, place, and the everyday.

Clare is interested in the concept that a photograph is not only a (digital) image but also an physical object to be looked at and engaged with and she explores the boundaries and possibilities of the photographic medium by working across a number of different photographic mediums such as digital, cameraless and polaroid to investigate these ideas further.

instagram - clare_dicky
website https://clarewilson.portfoliobox.net/


Viktória Országh

2nd - 6th February 2022 - Pop-up Studio

Making these pieces have been the biggest joy in my life recently.  My lovely, talented Daughter Blanka joined my passion lately with her amazingly beautiful pictures and some help or much help in social media marketing and publishing.   My husband Kris is responsible for all the professional, remarkable design for the packaging.   Together we make an excellent team, and fun to work with.  Every single piece is made by hand from scratch, some pieces are completely hand-made, even the chain links one by one. The techniques I use are very authentic and organic, no machinery used to create my pieces.

I often get asked why I work with copper and the answer is very easy. Copper is a very special metal not only does it have its natural non-silvery colour besides gold, but also it is the most versatile metal considering its different colours that it can change to naturally. This pure metal is among those very few that can be found in nature. It is also responsible for colours of semi precious gemstones, such as turquoise for example. It is a natural antibacterial agent so it causes no allergic reaction to any skin type at all, 100% recyclable. It also has healing properties and useful in the treatment of arthritis, bursitis, and rheumatism, and to stimulate the metabolic processes.

First it was only copper I worked with, then later on I introduced gemstones to my collections. Amethyst, quartz of all sorts, different kinds and colours of agate, turquoise, howlite, just to mention a few. Not only are they exquisitely beautilful but also have healing powers both because of the copper and the gemstones.


Robert French

9th - 13th February 2022 - Pop-up Studio

Sophie Kilic

23rd - 27th February 2022 - Pop-up Studio

Lisa Falconer

2nd - 6th March 2022 - Pop-up Studio

Barry Grayson

9th - 20th March 2022 - Pop-up Studio

David Elliott

16th - 27th March 2022 - Exhibition

The Creatives

1st - 17th April 2022 - Exhibition

The Creatives are a group of artists and makers who regularly exhibit together in Dorset and Hampshire. They offer unique hand made items and an eclectic mix of painting styles which come together to give a vibrant exhibition.

If you would like to find out more about our members please visit their websites or follow them on Instagram.

Details as follows:

Teresa Rogers - Artist: Website: teresarogersart.com Instagram: teresarogersartist

Sue Sutherland - Jeweller and Art : Web: arty-sue.com Instagram: sue.sutherland.3745

Virginia Whiting - Artist: Website: virginiawhiting.com Instagram: virginiawhiting

Viv Broughton - Woodturner:Website:vivbroughton.co.uk. Instagram: Viv.Broughton

Jan Hawker - Stained Glass Artist: Facebook: Jan Hawker


Ceramic Sisters

13th - 17th April 2022 - Pop-up Studio

Janet Wildey

20th - 30th April 2022 - Exhibition

Dorset Art Weeks

14th - 29th May 2022

East Dorset Potters

1st - 30th June 2022

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.

Wimborne in Bloom 2022 Art Competition Winners

6th - 17th July 2022

Sarah Redmond-Fareham

20th - 31st July 2022 - Exhibition

Summer At The Mill

3rd - 28th August 2022

Donna Peters

31st August - 25th September 2022

Wimborne Art Club

28th September - 30th October 2022

Christmas At The Mill

2nd November - 23rd December 2022