Taurus Crafts: Crafts, Workshops, Activities and Courses

Choose from a fabulous variety of activities and workshops, paint your own pottery, stone carving, jewellery making, Christmas floral design, knitting and crocheting, Taurus Crafts. Here 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.


The CAN DO Creative was opened on 22nd November Taurus Crafts by Baroness Royall You can browse and buy at your leisure what the people, who CVT support to live independently, make.


Read more about Can Do Creative

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

The Ceramics Gallery

Now open.

Featuring work by Mary Rose; Avril Farley; Val Tomlins; Dinah Delchambre; Tracy Baker; Derek A. Lamb; Tara Davidson.


Read more about The Ceramics Gallery and the artists

ceramis gallery at taurus crafts, lydney, near , chepstow. Forest of Dean

Mad Dog Designs

It's now just over a month since a selection of fabrics were added to the range of lovely yarns available in Mad Dog Designs. The delightful prints have prompted Wendy to dust off the sewing machine and hence! there's now a range of reversible children's clothes in the shop too! These can be made to order if what you want is not in stock. Another reason to stop and have a look in Mad Dog Designs, much more than just a wool shop!

'Knit and Natter' crafts sessions in the Mad Dog Designs shop Thursday evenings from 7 - 9pm. It doesn't have to be knitting, bring along any craft project that's easily transported. It's a great way to share tips and ideas. Workshops on particular knitting and crochet topics available as required.

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

mad dog designd lydney forest of Dean

Cats Eye Carving:

Celebrate Cats Eye Carvings 10th Anniversary 22nd November 2015

Carrie Horwood aspires to carve and create beautiful gifts, ornaments and sculptures for you to buy from her shop for both inside your home and outside. She uses local limestone, sandstone and slate with some exceptions. As a traditionally trained Stonemason Carrie can undertake all manner of carving, letter cutting and portrait commissions, standards are high and you won't be disappointed. The shop is attached to her workshop and you are able to watch me Carrie work and ask questions, or just browse the carvings for sale.

Stone Carving and stonemasonary workshops with Cats Eye Carving.

Carrie also runs classes in stone carving and letter cutting as well as activities for all ages, mainly in the school holidays.

Have a go Sessions: Anyone can have a go, there 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! POA

Alternatively 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. POA

Please wear sturdy shoes and tie hair back. Safety glasses are provided and must be worn at all times. Ages 5+ (accompanied by parent or guardian).

Contact Cats Eye Carving for bookings. Call Carrie on 07795 495170 or email her at [email protected]

The Florist Of Dean is now at Taurus Crafts. Find them in the walled garden next to The Chocolate Bar. They are offering an opening special offer through the rest of September and October with 10% off all orders for local delivery and 10% off any wedding bookings for the rest of 2015 and all of 2016. They deliver flowers for every occasion, seven days a week, through all of the forest areas and into Monmouthshire.

Come along have a look at what they do. For enquires and orders contact Michelle and the team at the Florist of Dean 01594 840808

Floral festive decoration workshops with The Florist of Dean 21st and 22nd November

workshops at Taurus Crafts, Lydney
Balm Jewellery Shop and crafts Workshops

Sarahs range of her own handmade items is extended by carefully chosen modern and vintage items alongside scarves and accessories - she also buys jewellery visit her shop, open daily, here at Taurus Crafts.

Sarah also provides regular beaded jewellery making and stirling silver ring hammering workshops.

Balm Jewellery DIY beading kits now available.

Regular beaded jewellery making and stirling silver ring hammering workshops at Balm Jewellery. Design and make beautiful beaded jewellery from £3.50. Hammer a sterling silver ring workshops POA.

For jewellery making workshops call Sarah on 07918 676539 to enquire.

Check Balm Jewellery Facebook for future workshops and contact information.

balm jewellery beading kits

balm jewellery beading kits
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 huge selection of pottery items. Groups, parties, childrens and adults sessions available.

Please Contact us for all enquires / bookings 01594 844 841

Paint your own Pottery

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

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.

paint and make your own pottery at Taurus Crafts

The Chocolate Bar

We are a small artisan Chocolate Business based in the Forest of Dean. We use local ingredients wherever possible, and we use only organic chocolate. Our flavours are original and change with the seasons, and we have a range of flavoured chocolate bars as well as fine filled chocolates. Our range include well-known flavours like vanilla, orange, ginger and Barbados rum, and the more unusual like carrot, raspberry and chilli and hot mandarin.

We make marshmallows, toffee, honeycomb, as well as chocolate covered fruits and nuts. We bake traditional cakes and pastries, doughnuts and brownies, teacakes, cookies and Florentines many of which are available in Taurus Restaurant. We can make things to order - just ask.

In our shop we run workshops too! At The Chocolate Bar you can learn how to temper chocolate, make a ganache and learn different techniques for decorating your chocolates.

For further information or to book, please e-mail us on the [email protected], or telephone us on 07855 229334 [email protected]

Chocolate bar, Range of handmade chocolates, caramels, marshmallows, Turkish Delight and Nougat at Taurus Cradts, Lydney, Forest of Dean

Taurus Crafts Gift Shop

At the Taurus crafts gift shop you will find an exquisite collection of original crafts, designer gifts, home interior decor, quality toys, jewellery and much more! We support emerging talent.

We are proud to offer local, handmade gifts, artifacts, arts and crafts. Visit the giftshop page and see a list of the talented local artisans who supply us. Their work can be found here, in the gift shop and identified buy the 'Made Locally' logo.


Taurus Crafts Christmas Shop

The specialist Christmas shop is now open with amazing gifts, toys, decorations and local crafts.

Open seven days a week 10am - 5pm.
Look out for the polar bears!!!

Taurus Crafts locally made gift shop suppliers

Dates for your diary, what's coming to Taurus Crafts.

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
(click to enlarge)

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

Beading Workshop with Sally Boehme Tuesday 24th November (booking deadline: Tuesday 17 November).

Beading Workshop with Sally Boehme Tuesday 24th November 10am - 4pm (incl 1hr lunch) £25.00 per person (plus materials)

Come along for a day of beading fun and learn how to create sparkly beaded Christmas decorations using only needle and thread. Suitable for complete beginners and improvers.

Cost: £25 per person plus materials (approx. cost of materials £8).

Sally has been beading for 25 years and teaches adults at residential colleges and other venues nationally.

She also sells her pieces and works to commission.

Places are limited. The booking deadline is Tuesday 17th November.

Please contact Sally direct to book your place or if you have any questions.

01989 770598 [email protected]

Next course: 6th February 2016: Crystal Hearts Passion Flower Pendant with Beaded Necklace. Tickets available Now: 01989 770598

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

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