Taurus Crafts - Workshops, Activities and Courses

Come and enjoy our arts and Crafts activities, pottery workshops, knitting, weaving and crocheting, chocolate making, jewellery making, stone carving and stone masonary to name a few. Throughout school holidays we offer a selection of creative childrens activites and skills workshops, there are regular updates on facebook and twitter. It is also possible to book facilities for your own courses, activities and events, weddings, anniversaries, product launches, please contact us for more information.

Stone carving taster sessions: Summer holiday activities

Stone Carving and stonemasonary workshops with Cats Eye Carving.

Have a go sessions. Ages 5+ (accompanied by parent or guardian).

JULY 28th, 29th and 31st

AUGUST 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 25th, 26th and 28th.

Anyone can have a go at £5/person it is a 20-30 minute session, although you can’t take away the stone, you can make a rubbing of your creation to show off!

Alternatively for £15 you can have a go on a piece of 4 inch square Tetbury limestone, this is a 30 - 45 minute session and you get to take your creation home.

Please wear sturdy shoes and tie hair back. Safety glasses are provided and must be worn at all times.

Contact Cats Eye Carving for bookings.

Call Carrie on 07795 495170 or email her at carrie@catseyecarving.co.uk.

have a go stone carving at Taurus Crafts

JEWELLERY MAKING for adults and children with Balm Jewellery

Regular beaded jewellery making and stirling silver ring hammering workshops at Balm Jewellery.

This summer holidays you can design and make beautiful beaded jewellery from £3.50

Two sessions daily at 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 that take place on the 31st July and 7, 14, 21 and 28th August.

Check Balm Jewellery Facebook for future workshops and contact information.

jewellery workshops with balm jewellery
Paint and make your own pottery holiday activities

Paint your own designs on a range of pottery items and have them glazed and fired. Choose from a wide selection of pottery items large range of items.

Paint your own Pot:

Paint your own designs on a range of pottery items and have them glazed and fired. Choose from a large range of items, from £6.00. 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00. From 18th - 31st August - except Thursdays.

Throw your own Pot:

Make a pot on a potter’s wheel with Taurus Crafts potter.

Throw a pot £8, Throw and Glaze £12, Postage £5 or free collection.

We have limited places, call ahead to secure a session to avoid disappointment 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00

On Thursdays 30th July and 6, 13, 20 and 27th August

contact us for all enquires / bookings 01594 844 841

paint and make your own pottery at Taurus Crafts

The Princess and the Sea Monster : Watch a magical performance and make your own mystery puppet, with Lullaby Leesa. £3.00 11.15 - 12.00 and 2.15 - 3.00. 3yrs + 3, 10, 17 and 24th August. See more performance based events.

Soft Play with Katy Breese: Perfect Parties, games, activities and play equipment. Up to age 7. 10.00 - 4.00. £2 per 30min session. 29 July + 2, 5, 12, 19 and 26th August

Sea Monster Mosaic Mirrors: Make your own mirror inspired by weird and wonderful sea monsters. £8.00 11.30 -1 .30 and 2.00 - 4.00. Ages 5yrs + 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th August

I Scream for Ice Cream: Make comical model cones from grizzly scrap - foam, beads, buttons and more. £5.00 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 5yrs + 9, 16 August

Arnie Kazam the wizard: Laughter and magic show, £1.50pp Shows 12.00 - 12.40 and 2.00 - 2.40 11th and 18th August

Free Sea Monster Trail:

Open Daily. Find all the monster shapes and pictures and enter the prize draw. Find the trail sheets in the Gift Shop.

iscream for icecream design for workshop

The Chocolate Bar: Chocolate making and painting workshops

The chocolate bar offer a variety of Chocolate making workshops. Make your own box of chocolates and impress your friends, learn how to temper chocolate, make a ganache and learn different techniques for decorating your chocolates.

Follow this link for further information about chocolate making workshops and the shop.

Picture Cards Gallery and Framing Studio

Picture Cards Gallery and Framing Studio continue to offer a personal and friendly framing service for your artwork and photographs.

They have work by PAUL BURGESS and KATHY LEWIS and have framed original and reproduction cigarette, tea and collectors cards. Their cards cover a wide range of topics and interests, from motor cars to garden birds.

For contact info and opening times click here

Lavendar Poppyfield - Kathy Lewis
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Greenman and the Gatekeeper

All Green Man and the Gatekeeper designs are created by author, illustrator and sculptors, Clive Barrett and Eris Barrett. Inspiration is drawn from interests in history, mythology and Folk Lore.

The designs: figures, jewellery, leather carving and greetings cards featured on the website are created in the Green Man and Gatekeeper workshop and the ceramic sculptures are made in the ceramics studio - the Green Man Pottery.

These designs are unique and unavailable elsewhere, they are protected by international copyright © Clive Barrett 2015 and there is also sell a selection of carefully chosen items to accompany our own designs.

Contact details and social media links can be found on the Greenman and the Gatekeeper profile page


Last year saw Taurus Crafts host The Summer of Textiles, there is a link to many of the contributors on our past events page. The work on show included felting, knitting, patchwork, basketry, willow weaving, rag rugging and knitting with wire.

Contributors included - Christine Waygood's Contemporary Textiles / Flying Goose Studio / Undyarns / Susan Early / Grange Willow Weaving Workshop/ Mark Topping / Melissa Warren / John Binet-Fauvel / Claire Cawte

pillow cover

Mad Dog Designs

A space for knitters, everything you need, patterns, yarns, needles, visit Wendy at MAD DOG Designs.


Contact details, workshops and more information about Mad Dog Designs.

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Regular updates on our facebook and twitter social media sites

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