Upcoming Events

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


Silver Bangle Workshop with Megan Falconer

Deemouth Artist Studios S Esplanade E, Aberdeen AB11 9PB

Learn how to make a silver bangle from scratch in this two hour bangle making workshop. Suitable for complete beginners. You will learn a range of jewellery making techniques from filing and sawing to forming and polishing in order to complete your silver bangle. You will have the option to choose different types of silver wire and ... 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


The Black Artisans Photography Exhibition

William Morris Gallery Lloyd Park, Forest Road,London,

Jo Sealy’s new photography project The Black Artisans will showcase and celebrate established UK based Black Artisans through a travelling photography exhibition, launching at the William Morris Gallery before moving to central London and then the Midlands. Featured artisans include QEST Scholar and stone carver Marcia Bennett Male. This project will include a series of ... Read more

Goldsmith’s Fair

Goldsmith's Hall London

Goldsmiths’ Fair is an annual selling event and exhibition showcasing a curated selection of work by some of the best fine jewellers and contemporary silversmiths creating and making in the UK today. It is widely regarded as an essential stop in the international fine jewellery and contemporary silver events calendar. The Fair has taken place ... Read more

Spoon Carving Weekend with Steve Tomlin

Greenwood Days Ferrers Centre for Arts & Crafts, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire

This course is held over two days and is for those wanting more time to really learn the skills involved in greenwood spoon carving. You’ll have plenty of time to practise each of the techniques and gain a deeper understanding of working with the tools and timber. This will allow you to carve more easily ... Read more


QEST Craft Trail at London Craft Week

St James's, London St James'sLondon,

Building on the success of our London Craft Week event last year, QEST has joined with more Royal Warrant-holding companies in the St James’s area to host a craft trail celebrating their shared passion for British craftsmanship. Look out for the gold QEST logo and find QEST Scholar works displayed in windows and in store. ... Read more

Mourne Modernity with Mario Sierra

twentytwentyone 274–275 Upper Street, London N1 2UA

In celebration of modern craftsmanship, twentytwentyone hosts a series of interactive hand-weaving demonstrations with Mourne Textiles as part of London Craft Week 2021. The brand’s Upper Street shop sees the installation of a stunning, vintage handloom transported from the Mourne studio in Northern Ireland, with live demonstrations led by QEST Scholar and Mourne’s creative director ... Read more