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Latest list of workshops is now out !!!

Torn Paper Flower Collage 25 January
Torn Paper Flower Collage 25 January
Porcelain Wind Chimes 8th February
Porcelain Wind Chimes 8th February
Wet Felted Flower Pictures 17th March
Wet Felted Flower Pictures 17th March
Hand Sewn Pin Dogs 24th February
Hand Sewn Pin Dogs 24th February
Willow Baskets and Plant Supports 3rd Feb
Willow Baskets and Plant Supports 3rd Feb

The latest list of Dotty Creative Workshops is now out - it seems like it's taken forever, but hey it's out there. As always, the workshops are a moving feast, with other dates and artists to be added as we go through the coming weeks and months. Take a look at the 'Workshop' section on this website - or contact Lesley and pop your email address on the mailing list - that way you'll normally hear about the workshops as they get added.

Some exciting new workshops include Coiled Terracotta Planters and Hand Sewn Pin Dogs, sitting alongside the regular favourites such as Fused Glass, Wet Felting, Willow Weaving, Torn Paper Collage and Mosaics and lots more ... just take a look at the list on the Workshop Section.

 

Late Night Shopping at Dotty ...

Christmas at Dotty Gallery
Christmas at Dotty Gallery

For one night only (unless it's a massive success!) Dotty will be open until 8.30pm on Thursday 30th November. So please come along and enjoy a festive shopping experience in Twyford. Lots of jewellery, glass, ceramics, art and gifts on sale, 99% of which is handmade in the UK. Hope you can join us.

Twyford Guild of Artists Exhibition

Twyford Guild of Artists Annual Exhibition
Twyford Guild of Artists Annual Exhibition

Over the weekend of 7th & 8th October the Twyford Guild of Artists annual exhibition took place in the Twyford Village Hall between. The Guild members who exhibitied their work this year were Jean Baker (stiched textiles), Paula Chapman (Silk Paintings), Lesley Harris (Silver Jewellery), Frances Lowe (batiks on silk) and Gay Mayes, (watercolour).  This year, the Guild were delighted to have the work of guest member Ken Forrest.

New Programme of Creative Workshops ...

Adire Aleko Workshop
Adire Aleko Workshop
Torn Paper Collage
Torn Paper Collage
Porcelain Wind-chimes
Porcelain Wind-chimes
Fused Glass Trees in Stumps
Fused Glass Trees in Stumps

A new and exciting programme of creative workshops has just been released taking us through to Christmas themed workshops in November and December ! Take a look at the Workshop section of the website to see what is on offer. Most workshops are limited to just six people so if you're interested in booking a place, give Lesley a call as soon as you can.

New in today - Lindsey Tyson Textiles

Lindsey Tyson Tea Light Holder
Lindsey Tyson Tea Light Holder
Lindsey Tyson Tea Light Holder
Lindsey Tyson Tea Light Holder

Beautiful hand felted pictures, tea-light holders, brooches and other work by Scarborough based artist Lindsey Tyson. The perfect Mothers Day gifts ...

Lin Lane Jewellery

Cartridge Cufflinks by Lin Lane, Silver & 18ct Gold Plate
Cartridge Cufflinks by Lin Lane, Silver & 18ct Gold Plate
Rhodium Plated Scotties on a Lead with Diamond Collar
Rhodium Plated Scotties on a Lead with Diamond Collar

New to Dotty is local jeweller Lin Lane. Originally from Hong Kong, Lin has lived in England for over 20 years and for the past eight years has worked at Vipa Designs, a jewellery design and manufacturing company based in Melton Mowbray. Lin's main responsibility at Vipa is craftsman and her duties include wax master set up and casting technician. Taught by Peter Crump, a specialist goldsmith, Lin has continued to expand her skills and knowledge and has recently embarked on designing her own jewellery. Her initial two collections are based on Scottie Dog and Country themes and are beautiful.

Creative Workshops at Dotty Gallery

Fused Glass Art Workshop
Fused Glass Art Workshop
Oil Painting without Brushes (beginners)
Oil Painting without Brushes (beginners)
Shibori  Printing
Shibori Printing
Free Machine Embroidery
Free Machine Embroidery
Felted Winter Landscapes
Felted Winter Landscapes

I'm delighted to say that Dotty Gallery is continuing to host lots of Creative Workshops over the coming weeks and months. Participant number for all workshops are kept deliberately small so that you are guaranteed to get the invidiual instruction required when learning a new craft. All workshops are suitable for complete beginners, they're relaxed and there is inevitably homemade cake served at some point in the proceedings.  See the Workshop section of this website for a list of what is coming up ...  more will be added soon and throughout the year.

Linda Warrick Ceramics

Porcelaine by Linda Warrick
Porcelaine by Linda Warrick
Sea Birds by Linda Warrick
Sea Birds by Linda Warrick

Adorning the shelves of Dotty Gallery is a new range of ceramics. Linda is renowned for her semi-abstract porcelaine birds that are characterized by their purity of form.  Linda's inspiration is drawn from contant observation of form combined with watching the birds themselves. Each piece is burnished before firing, then smoked in sawdust. The result? Wonderful!

Craven & White Handmade Jewellery

Craven & White Necklace
Craven & White Necklace
Craven & White Bracelet
Craven & White Bracelet
Drop Earrings
Drop Earrings

This delightful 'dotty' range of silver and handmade glass jewellery by Craven and White is now on sale in Dotty Gallery. Delicate, contemporary - just perfect!

Xuella Arnold Jewellery

Xuella Arnold Hare Pendants
Xuella Arnold Hare Pendants
Xuella Arnold Little Bird Earrings
Xuella Arnold Little Bird Earrings

Following Lesley's recent visit to the British Craft Trade Fair, she now has a collection of beautiful silver and bronze jewellery by talented silversmith Xuella Arnold.

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