Taurus Crafts - Workshops, Activities and Courses

Choose from a fabulous variety of activities and workshops. Kite making, throw and paint your own pottery, stone carving, jewelery making, puppet making, wool flower weaving, knitting, and chocolate making at Taurus Crafts, Lydney near Chepstow in the Forest of Dean We offer a selection of creative activites and skills workshops, for children and adults throughout school holidays and weekends. 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.

Kite Making Workshop: 11th October 2015

It is ONE SKY ONE WORLD International Peace Day on Sunday 11th October, why not come along to Taurus Crafts to make and fly your own kite and watch the Avon kite flyers club demonstration.


Free entry and free parking

kite making workshops 11th october taurus crafts
JEWELLERY MAKING for adults and children with Balm Jewellery

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

Design and make beautiful beaded jewellery from £3.50

For jewellery making workshops call Sarah on 07918676539 to enquire.

Check Balm Jewellery Facebook for future workshops and contact information.

jewellery workshops with balm jewellery
Paint and make your own pottery

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. 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00. (not available on Thursdays)

Throw your own Pot:

Make a pot on a potter’s wheel with Taurus Crafts potter. (Thursdays only)

Throw a pot, throw and glaze, postage £5 or free collection.

Contact us for all enquires / bookings 01594 844 841

paint and make your own pottery at Taurus Crafts

Free Sea Monster Trail: Open Daily Find the trail sheets in the Gift Shop. #Seamonster competition @TaurusCrafts Look out for the #seamonsters and take part in our free #seamonster trail, enter the seamonster raffle on our twitter or facebook accounts.

You can share your pictures of the seamonsters on twitter with the hashtag #seamonsters or on the Taurus Crafts facebook account

Vote for your favorite scary #seamonster mural, entry forms are in the gift shop and help your local school win a prize.

See the #seamonster murals here.

seamonsters at taurus crafts

Mad Dog Designs

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

Knitting and crocheting workshops.

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

mad dog knits pom pom pets workshops always a favorite in holiday time at taurus crafts, lydney, near , chepstow. Forest of Dean

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. Join us in our workshop for demonstrations on 5th September.

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

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).

AUGUST 28th. If you missed the workshops, they return in the October holidays

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


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

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