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

Exhibitions

 

Future Exhibitions

2021


Kate Randall

6th October - 17th October 2021 Exhibition


Sophie Kilic

27th October - 31st October 2021 Exhibition


Christmas At The Mill

1st November - 31st December 2021 Exhibition

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Sean Lenn

6th November - 14th November 2021 Exhibition

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Jen Vincent

10th November - 14th November 2021 Pop-Up Studio

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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

A Dorset girl and lifelong maker, I love the fabulous Jurassic Coast and my pieces are influenced by aspects of this environment. I am a passionate ceramicist and stitcher and also find inspiration from my fascination with texture and ‘fragments’.

For the last 8 years I have been learning, exploring, experimenting and practicing with clay and I feel that at last I might be getting somewhere. Having recently retired from teaching I am really enjoying the opportunity to spend hours immersed in our home studio alongside the River Frome.


I use a variety of stoneware and porcelain clays and mix them to achieve the colour, texture and properties that I need for each piece; I like to make individual pots which have a personality of their own. Although I enjoy throwing, I find myself increasingly drawn towards hand building, which seems to offer me more opportunity to express my ideas. I currently enjoy making one off pots inspired by the changing moods of the sea, bowls representing rock pools with textured outsides and smooth colourful interiors, and one-off plates and platters which bring a little wow to the table.

Glazes are all handmade and my favourites are the result of much experimentation. I particularly enjoy silky smooth surfaces and very matt glazes, and love the unpredictable nature of volcanic glazes using silicon carbide. All work is fired at cone 6 in an electric kiln. The firing profile is slow and steady with a long controlled cool to develop crystals in the glaze, resulting in a complex and interesting finish.

My stitching has been with me since childhood and although has sometimes been in the background, is having its ‘moment’ now alongside my ceramics. I make my own substrates from handmade paper and love using hand dyed, textured silks. Currently I am exploring uniting stitch and ceramic in one off porcelain pieces inspired by ocean sea beds.
​I live on the edge of the Purbeck Hills and often walk the coastal path with my husband and dogs. We share our pottery studio and work alongside each other developing forms and glazes and sharing a love of life, a passion for ceramics and a gratitude that we live in such a beautiful part of Dorset.

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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.