Showing posts from December, 2018

A Very Merry Christmas at Rural Arts

🌟 🌲 A Very Merry Christmas at Rural Arts! 🌲🌟 Merry Christmas from everyone at Rural Arts! We've been up to lots of fun festivities over the last few weeks, with Christmas themed workshops, the Makers Market, a special festive Art Cafe, the ever popular Wreath making, Five Loose Chippings and the annual Pocket Panto! The Christmas Makers Market Our month of festivities began on Saturday 24th November, with our Makers Market in the Courthouse, where local artists, including some of our ceramic and print studios regulars, sold their handcrafted wares!  The Courthouse and cafe alike, were extremely busy, which was so lovely to see!  We had a variety of things on sale, including handprinted cards, paintings, woollen gifts, handmade jewellery, framed prints and lots and lots of gorgeous ceramics! Take a look below to see just some of what was on offer! Ceramic Plates by Don Hannant / Paintings by Julie Procter  / Woolen Gifts by Sylvia The Christma

Celebrating International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day A Massive Thank-you to all our wonderful volunteers at Rural Arts; past and present! Wednesday 5th December is International Volunteer Day where businesses and charities celebrate all of their hardworking volunteers worldwide! At Rural Arts we have an array of volunteers that help us keep everything running smoothly, so we thought we'd take the time to introduce you to them all and learn a little more about what it's like to volunteer at Rural Arts! Helen and Martyn Shakespeare Helen and Martyn have been volunteering for us for over 4 years now. Martyn began as a Trustee for Rural Arts but wanted to have a more hand on approach so decided to dedicate some time to volunteering. Helen wanted to have the opportunity to support a local venture and find out more of what Rural Arts is all about. Helen told us that volunteering has improved her self-confidence and she's really enjoyed having the opportunity to help out in workshops and r