Try your hand at throwing a pot, carving a spoon or working with stone. Something for everyone, all activities are family friendly and free!
Barn the Spoon
Work with Barnaby Carder, to hand carve a kitchen spoon that you can take away with you at the end of the workshop. He will show you how to use the ancient craft of knife carving to produce you own hand-made spoon. Workshops take place at 12noon, 1.30 and 3pm and are free but require pre-registration. Click here to book a space.
Steve Cook of Workshop East will help you assemble your very own mini Newton’s Cottage using pre-cut wooden pieces that you assemble on site. He will tell you about the joints used to make the real Newton’s Cottage whilst you construct your very own to take away.
Work with Observatorium
Meet the artists of Newton’s Cottage and hear their inspirations for the structure and how it was constructed over a three-week period. You can also take part in helping to build the final furniture pieces that will sit inside the structure. Presentations and workshops run throughout the afternoon so just drop by!
Try your hand at carving your initials in stone with Nancy Peskett of Workshop East who will guide you through the steps to making your very own tile. Just drop in throughout the day.
Step aboard a canal barge to throw a pot inspired by the waterways and the inspirations around Newton’s Cottage. All the pots will form part of a special exhibition in the New Year and your pot will go on display!