Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

Talks, Events & Workshops

We provide a host of talks, events & workshops to accompany our gallery exhibitions. Click through the arrows to view What’s on.

Workshop

Birds, Birds, Birds!

Clay workshop with Susan O’Byrne Friday 18 August 1.00pm – 3.30pm £20.00 Please call to book a place. Suitable for all ages

Susan will introduce participants to her usual approach to working with clay. Modelling with paper-porcelain and introducing printmaking with coloured clay, collage with paper-porcelain, and the inclusion of found material in the finished works. This session will allow you to create your own small feathered friend.

All sculptures will be fired and returned to the Craft Centre for you to collect and take home. 

Workshop

Two day Adult Masterclass:

Family Tree Animal Portraits with Susan O’Byrne Saturday 19 August and Sunday 20 August 10.30am – 4.00pm £100 light lunch included. Please call to book a place

During this two day workshop, Susan will introduce you to her distinctive working methods in clay. The project will involve modelling with paper-porcelain and will introduce printmaking with coloured clay, collage with paper-porcelain, and the inclusion of found materials in the finished works. All students will create a sculptural animal portrait.

All sculptures will be fired and returned to Ruthin Craft Centre for participants to collect and take home. 

Workshops

Portfolio: Young People’s

Summer Art School 2017 31 July – 22 August

The Summer Art School is back for its fourth year and again we have a ‘pick and mix’ of workshops for young people aged 14–18 who have a particular interest in the visual and applied arts and would like to develop their artistic practice further.

Throughout the summer holidays Ruthin Craft Centre will be hosting 8 workshops with 4 different artists/makers:–

Block 1: Rhi Moxon (printmaker) Monday 31 July & Tuesday 1 August
Block 2: Andy Hazell (tinsmith) Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 August
Block 3: Rob Spaull (digital art) Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 August
Block 4: Susan O’Byrne (ceramics) Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 August

During these sessions the practitioners will share their expertise, introduce new techniques and discuss your work and ideas supporting the development of your own personal portfolio towards Art and Design studies.

You can pick and choose between the 4 blocks; each 2-day block is £15 or attend all 4 blocks (8 workshops) for £50.

To book your place please call 01824 704774 For more information please contact Kate Jordan, Education Officer at Ruthin Craft Centre. kate.jordan@ denbighshire.gov.uk or call 01824 704774.

Craft Club

Flower Casting

Thursday 24 August 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm £5.00 per session. Please call to book a place

For children aged 5–11. Thursdays throughout the Summer

Join us as we have a play with clay. Using the various flowers and plants growing around the Craft Centre to create your own plaster cast masterpiece to take home with you.

All children must be accompanied by an adult 

Workshop

Model in Miniature

Saturday 26 August 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm Please call to book a place. £5.00 per person / per session

Making Connections Bank Holiday Weekend with Potters Carla Pownall and Paul Lloyd.

‘Make and build’ your own contribution to the ideal village.

Maybe you would like to build the sports centre or village hall or field of farming crops.

Carla and Paul will guide you through the process of hand building as well as decorating techniques using coloured slips to add further depth to your work.

The work created during the workshop will be taken away to be fired and returned later to the Craft Centre for collection. 

Suitable for all ages.

Workshop

Throw a Pot

Sunday 27 August and Monday 28 August 10.00am – 4.30pm each day. Bookable ½ hour session per person (6 people per session throughout the day) £5.00 per person / per session. Please call to book a place

Making Connections Bank Holiday Weekend with Potters Carla Pownall and Paul Lloyd

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at throwing a pot on a potter’s wheel?

During our ultimate ‘Making Connections’ weekend Carla and Paul will be on hand to talk you through the process from ‘centre’ to ‘cut’. You will have your own basic pot to take home.

Suitable for all ages.

 

Craft Club

Plant; Emboss; Cast; Print

Thursday 31 August 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm £5.00 per session. Please call to book a place

For children aged 5–11. Thursdays throughout the Summer

Join us as we have an afternoon of fun creating you own printing tools using plants, clay and plaster.

All children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Event

Studio Ceramics & Modern Design

VALUATION DAY Sunday 3 September 11.00am – 4.00pm

Ruthin Craft Centre welcomes Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers for this specialist valuation day.

Studio ceramics consultant, Jason Wood and colleagues will be on hand to offer advice, so bring along your 19th & 20th century ceramics, decorative arts, jewellery, silver, glass, textiles, etc for a free valuation.

Limit of 5 pieces per person on the day, but advice can be offered from photographs and arrangements made for confidential free home visits for larger items or collections.

Adam Partridge’s next dedicated Studio Ceramics & Modern Design auction at The Cheshire Saleroom, Withyfold Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2BD will be on Friday 13 October 2017, with entries invited until Monday 18 September.

For further information about the sale, please contact Jason Wood on 07763 475442 or jason@adampartridge.co.uk. For further information about the valuation day, please contact 01824 704774.

Events

Making Connections

4 – 17 September

Ruthin Craft Centre in partnership with Helfa Gelf will present 2 artists/makers in residence this September

– Residency No. 1: 4 – 10 September
– Residency No. 2: 11 – 17 September

In the Education Space, with accompanying events, drop-ins and activities for all.

Please see the Helfa Gelf website for details of the application process: www.helfagelf.co.uk

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Booking Information

To book your place please call 01824 704774

Come and learn at Ruthin Craft Centre with wonderful, knowledgeable tutors in a relaxed learning atmosphere.
With lunches available from Café R with courtyard terrace and plenty of free on-site parking – it really is a wonderful environment to meet like-minded people and study. Courses are non-residential however excellent accommodation abounds in Ruthin and nearby. View the Visit Wales website for details. www.visitwales.co.uk

Unless otherwise stated, all talks, events and workshops must be
booked in advance. Fees are required to be paid in full at the time
 of booking. Cancellation of a place by a course member does not
 automatically qualify for a refund. Some courses may be altered
or cancelled if there are insufficient enrolments.

Workshop

Flora Frame with

wire artist Helaina Sharpley Friday 11 August 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm Free. Drop in session for all ages. No need to book

Taking inspiration from the Flora exhibition, create a small hanging wire wall piece to take home, using wire, beads and buttons.