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.

Please note: Pottery activities closed on 7,8,9,10 June. Sorry for any disappointment.

JEWELLERY MAKING for adults and Children with Balm Jewellery

Hammer a ring with ‪‎Balm‬ Jewellery:
Using a ready made sterling silver ring create a hammered finish.

Limited places, bookings being taken now for 23rd May workshops, if possible please provide ring size when booking.

The workshops take place between 12 - 4pm, costs £15 pp. Call 07918 676539 or book at Balm Jewellery Facebook to avoid disappointment as there are limited places available.(takes approx 1hr, suitable for age 10 and up with adult supervision)

Design and make beautiful beaded jewellery:

£3.50 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 25th May

jewellery workshops with balm jewellery

jewellery workshops with balm jewellery

Make a sheep puppet with Jenny from Puppetfolk

11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 24th May

Create your own sheep marionette puppet using recycled woolly materials. £6.00

Make a little hobby horse with Jenny from Puppetfolk

11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00 30th May

Make your own mini traditional hobby horse, using soft fabrics and recycled materials. £6.00

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Mad Dog Designs holiday activities: Wool Flowers

Use flower looms and yarn to make woven flowers with Wendy from Mad Dog Designs. Take home or add to our mural.

FREE ACTIVITY 11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00. 29th and 30th May

Contact details and more information about Mad Dog Designs.

knitting workshops with Mad Dog Designs
Paint 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, prices from £6.

11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00. 23rd to 31st May

We regularly run paint your own and thrown your own pottery workshops for children, adults, individuals, parties and groups at Taurus Crafts,

contact us for all enquires / bookings (01594 844 841)

The Chocolate Bar: Chocolate making and painting workshops

Holiday Chocolate making workshops with the chocolatiers in The Chocolate Bar. Paint your own chocolate with coloured chocolate, then add your inclusions and be amazed by the decorative result. £5 each

11.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.00. 25th, 27th, 28th and 29th May

Follow this link for contact details.

Stone carving taster sessions

Stone Carving and stonemasonary workshops with Cats Eye Carving.

£5.00 to have a go

£15.00 to carve a design on a 4” square piece of stone to take home (takes 30-40mins) Age 5+

Contact Cats Eye Carving for future dates / bookings.

Beading Workshop - Bezelled Cabochons and Buttons with Sally Boehme Saturday 20th June 10am - 4pm (incl 1hr lunch)

Sally has been beading for 25 years and teaching adults at residential colleges and other venues nationally for 6 years. She also sells her pieces and works to commission. Places are limited. Please contact Sally direct to book your place or if you have any questions. Booking deadline is Saturday 13th June 2015.. Please contact Sally direct to book your place or if you have any questions.

£25.00 per person (plus materials) Come along for a day of beading fun and learn how to make. Suitable for complete beginners and improvers.

01989 770598 info@sallyboehme.co.uk www.sallyboehme.co.uk Courses also available later in the year - 20th June and 24th November 2015 Tickets available Now - 01989 770598

Beading Workshop - Bezelled Cabochons and Buttons with Sally Boehme Saturday 20th June 10am - 4pm (incl 1hr lunch)

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 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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Telephone: 01594 844 841 Fax: 01594 845 636. Email: enquire@tauruscrafts.co.uk