Upcoming Events

Open Studio: Benefield Spencer Glass

Benefield Spencer Glass 35 Lagavara Road, Ballintoy,, Northern Ireland

You are invited to join QEST Eranda Foundation Scholar Scott Benefield and Andrea Spencer for a day of glassblowing demonstrations in their studio, located 2 miles outside of Ballintoy, Co. Antrim. There will be ongoing narrated demonstrations throughout the day, as well as a large selection of unique pieces, prototypes and good quality seconds for ... Read more

Mixed Metal Fusing with Hazel Thorn

West Dean College of Arts & Conservation West Dean, Chichester, Sussex

This intermediate / advanced level course covers various ways of creating pattern through mixed-metal fusing, by a lateral layering of wires, rods or pieces of sheet. The possibilities of these techniques can lend themselves to many different styles, whether geometric or organic, abstract or representational. Hazel developed this fusing technique after learning Mokume Gane at ... Read more


Mokuhanga Woodblock Printmaking with Rowan McOnegal

Rowan McOnegal Castle Orchard, Putley, Ledbury

Learn about this traditional Japanese artform that is spreading around the world, and being appreciated for its versatility & eco qualities. You’ll design, carve & print your own block on handmade Japanese paper and all materials are provided.


Ovalis with Grant McCaig

The Scottish Gallery 16 Dundas StreetEdinburgh,

Grant McCaig presents Ovalis, a new series of brooches where he explores the notion of wholeness and clarity. For Grant, working in silver is an inspiring, creative, technical and expressive process. Using traditional silversmith techniques as his foundation, he creates pieces which explore the relationship between functionality and self-expression. "I have created a series of ... Read more

Affected: collaborative works by Tess Williams & Jay Price

Back Room Gallery Holdrons Arcade, 135a Rye LaneLondon,

Bringing together key elements from both artists’ varied practices, they have created an immersive experience for the viewer. Williams’ presence is powerfully felt through mark making, touch and gestural exertions. While Price leaves traces of themselves through text, confessions and schizophrenic excretions that pool like phantoms on Williams’ rich painted surfaces. The multi layered wall ... Read more

Stone Carving weekend course

London Stone Carving 52 Ossory Road,London,

We are excited to be getting our weekend stone carving courses up and running again this summer. We provide the stone, tools and teach the traditional techniques you need to carve a piece with us, giving you the foundational knowledge and skills to allow you to start working pieces of your own. The course is ... Read more


Fundamentals of Furniture Making (Part I) with Aidan McEvoy

Aidan McEvoy Fine Furniture Willey Park Farm, Alton Road,, Farnham, Surrey

This is the first part of a two part beginner's course designed to provide an introduction to furniture making. The course covers: Use of hand planes Sharpening and tuning of hand planes Characteristics of timber and working with it Achieving flat, straight and square with a hand plane Marking tools Advanced sharpening of planes and ... Read more


Mokuhanga woodblock printmaking course with Rowan McOnegal

Rowan McOnegal Castle Orchard, Putley, Ledbury

During this weekend woodblock printmaking course in Herefordshire you will learn about this traditional Japanese artform that is getting more popular all over the world and is appreciated for its versatility, low tech, non-toxic and eco qualities. You’ll design, carve and print your own block on handmade Japanese paper and all materials will be provided. ... Read more


Inspired by May Morris with Kerry Lemon

William Morris Gallery Lloyd Park, Forest Road,London,

Join artist and QEST Scholar Kerry Lemon in conversation with Rowan Bain, Principal Curator of the William Morris Gallery, to explore the role of May Morris in Lemon's latest eco sculptural commission in Walthamstow and a wider discussion on art in the public realm. This event is part of the London Open House Festival 2021.

Windsor Chair Making with Jason Mosseri


Over six days, professional chair maker Jason Mosseri will teach you all the elements of chair-making and you will leave with a strong, elegant chair made by your own fair hand. You will learn how to select a suitable green ash log, cleave it into parts, and, using a wooden spring pole lathe, “turn” these ... Read more


The Intricacies Of Glass: Effie Burns


In this live session, as part of the Handmade Oxford Online Craft Fair, Effie Burns discusses the intriguing technique of lost organic casting she utilises to create her breathtaking glass sculptures. Register to attend the free event by using the link below.

Harvest with Veronica Main & others


Harvest, an online talk with Hilary Burns, Felicity Irons, Nathalie Seiller Dejean, QEST Scholar Veronica Main and Karolina Merska September is the month when the summers harvest is gathered, organised and processed. Harvest has long been a pivotal time of year. Although we may now be more removed from the cycles of harvest, our speakers ... Read more


Hand Pleated Flower Making Workshop with Lora Avedian


This is beginners/intermediate workshop for people to learn how to create pleated flowers like the ones Lora makes in her work. Although Lora uses a pleating machine to make her pleats, for this class she will teach you how to create those pleats by hand, without a machine and attach them to a flat fabric. ... Read more