Upcoming Events

New Beginnings

Lettering Arts Trust Snape Maltings, Saxmundham

Works by QEST David Blackburn Scholar Lisi Ashbridge and QEST NADFAS Scholar Zoe Wilson are currently on show in New Beginnings at the Lettering Arts Trust. The exhibition features an enticing selection of work in a range of materials by a new generation of lettering artists.

The Potential of Pattern

Sunnybank Mills 83-85 Town St, Farsley

Striking and intricate works by ceramic artist Frances Priest are currently on show at Sunny Bank Mills as part of the exhibition The Potential of Pattern. Pattern: the underlying arrangement used to organise a surface or structure in a consistent, regular manner. This can be by the repetition of a shape, form, colour, rule or sequence. ... Read more

Marbled Cup Workshop with Bryony Applegate

Grandey's Place Warren Park, Much Hadham

Treat yourself to some well needed messy downtime and create your own handmade items, ideal for presents to loved ones or keep them for yourself. This is a class to create your very own set of 4 marbled porcelain cups in colours of your choice. You will learn the art of marble slip-casting whilst practicing ... Read more

COMPASS: Selling Craft from a Maker’s Perspective 


Three Scotland-based makers will speak at this online event about how the pandemic has affected their practice and how they have adapted their routes to market. Gain valuable insights from jeweller/designer Stefanie Cheong, designer Alan Dibble of Green Thomas, and QEST Johnnie Walker Scholar & ceramic artist Frances Priest into how to identify alternative selling routes ... Read more

Meet the Makers: Routes into Craft


This event showcases emerging Scotland-based makers working across different disciplines, with different backgrounds, and varied career paths to reflect the reality that there is no one way for people to build a successful career in craft. Hear from an exciting selection of Scotland-based makers as they guide you through images of their work, discuss their practice and varied career paths. Hosted by Craft Scotland's Jo Scott, Head of Programmes, hear ... Read more

In Conversation: Su Blackwell


Continuing their In Conversation series, Rue Pigalle will speak to paper artist Su Blackwell about her work. Su makes delicate paper sculptures from pages of old books found in secondhand shops. She delights in reading the book before starting her work to inform her process. She created entire restaurant decors, reproduced a book collector’s library, ... Read more

In Conversation: Jemma Gunning


Continuing their In Conversation series, Rue Pigalle will speak to printmaker Jemma Gunning about her work. Derelict and abandoned industrial buildings are Jemma's passion. Nothing fires up her imagination more than exploring these places where lives where lived, objects were made, industrial life took place. She sees herself as a cross between a historian and ... Read more

Design with purpose; legacy without ego


The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have given rise to a powerful period of re-evaluation and refocus, not only upon the ways we work and collaborate within the interior design industry but on the impact we individually and collectively have in the wider world. In this probing conversation, a panel including QEST Ambassadors Kerryn Harper-Cuss and ... Read more

Willow Tension Tray Workshop with Cherry Chung


Basketweaver Cherry Chung delivers a range of workshops in traditional and contemporary willow basket making and sculpture. This online workshop will teach you to make tension trays, a satisfying and deceptively simple way to make a willow platter. You’ll receive a kit of willow in advance ready to soak and have enough to make an ... Read more


Greta Dungarees Online Workshop with Lydia Higginson


Make your own dungarees with this online workshop for those of you wanting to sew alongside each other from your own homes. Over four days Lydia Higginson will show you how to cut, measure, press, sew and finish your garment. If you’re keen, sign up via the website by the 23rd November to get your ... Read more

Behind the Scenes Studio Visits: Rodney Harris


This event offers the chance to explore brick sculptor Rodney Harris' studio and view works-in-progress during an informal virtual visit. Rodney will give a brief introduction to his practice followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion via the online chat. Rodney Harris works with natural materials in sculpture, education, printmaking and live art, often collaborating ... Read more

Damascus Knife Making Workshop with Leszek Sikon

Kingdom Forge The Street, Brundish, Woodbridge

Leszek Sikon will share his skills and teach you to make your own kitchen knife in a professional and creative environment. No matter how much existing skill or knowledge you have, by the end of the two days you will have covered all the basic techniques of bladesmithing and have forged your own Damascus chef's ... Read more