Visitors to the industrial museum on Sunday from 11am to 4pm can join the site’s workshop residents from Studio Budgie Galore jewellery (pictured), Martin McAssey glass and David Southgate, blacksmith and other local designer-makers and artists presenting their skills through have-a-go demonstrations of their work.
Demonstrations include jewellery-making techniques, needlefelt, stained glass panel-making and stamp and linocut printing. Visitors can have a go at making a key-ring or bookmark, cut lead, score and break glass and take a turn at the potter’s wheel, where they can take home a freshly-thrown pot as a memento of the experience.
Artist-makers will be at hand to talk about the courses, workshops and classes they offer with the chance to sign up or find out more. Visitors can also discover more about the creative activity programme at the hamlet which includes the Crafty Sew and Sews, Writers at the Hamlet and the Tilt Hammers Community Choir.