Events & demonstrations in North Norfolk

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios offers a host of opportunites to not only view, buy and commission fabulous pieces of art and craft, but also to learn more about the creative process. Why not have a go at creating your own masterpiece at some of the special events taking palce this year? All events and demonstrations listed are organised by Open Studios artists and are open to everybody. Please check to see if booking is advisable and whether there is a charge to attend. If in any doubt or you would like more information, contact the artist to find out more.

Berni Marfleet

North Walsham to Southrepps Trail Taster

North Norfolk  

Opening: Tue 8 May - Mon 11 June (check online for venue opening times)

Description: A showcase of the work of artists participating in the North Walsham to Southrepps Art Trail. Sculpture, painting, textiles, fused glass and much more!

This event is free to attend

Venue: North Walsham Library and The Vernon Arms, Southrepps

Contact: Berni Marfleet - bernimarfleet@hotmail.com , 01692 403984, 07979 372737

Rebecca Thompson (Wilds Glass)

Daily fused glass demonstrations and short taster classes

North Norfolk  

Opening: Demonstrations throughout each day and taster lessons held daily at 1pm (see artist listing for opening dates)

Description: Why not have a go at fused glass while you visit the studio? Make a small decorative fused glass panel for just £7 on the day! Please note that all work must be kiln fired and collected at a later date.

Cost: Demonstrations free, Taster classes £7 pp

Venue: Artist's studio - Wild' Cottage, Cromer Road, Antingham, North Walsham, NR28 0NJ

Contact: Rebecca Thompson - becky@wildsglass.co.uk, 01692 409736

Yvonne Autie

Demonstrating Machine Embroidery

North Norfolk  

Opening: Sat 26 May - Sun 10 June, all day

Description: Using a 40 year old sewing machine for construction and free machining with varied fabrics.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Derwent House, 24 Church St., North Creake, NR21 9AD

Contact: Yvonne Autie - 07771 920295

Sandra Rowney

Bring & Buy Charity Café

North Norfolk  

Opening: Sat 26, Sun 27, Mon 28 May, Sat 2, Sun 3 June, Sat 9, Sun 10 June, 10am - 5pm

Description: Visitors are invited to take part in the 'Bring & Buy Charity Café' in the large welcoming studio kitchen.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Artist's studio kitchen - Caxtonian, Brimbelow Road, Hoveton, NR12 8UJ

Contact: Sandra Rowney - 077240 51872

Bev Broadhead

Artist Talk

North Norfolk  

Opening: Sat 26 May, Sat 9 June: 2pm - 3pm

Description: Bev will be talking about her residency at the Radar Museum and on the collaborative process in making art.

Cost: Normal Museum admission charges apply.

Booking required

Venue: The RAF Radar Museum, Horning, Norfolk, NR12 8YB

Contact: Bev Broadhead - 01692 631485

Cantley Studio

Obvara, Smoke and Raku firing

North Norfolk  

Opening: Sat 26, Sun 26 May, Sat 2, Sun 3, Sat 9, Sun 10 June: 2pm

Description: Demonstrtions of obvara, smoke and raku firing in the garden. Please note this is weather dependent.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Group's studio - 46 Church Road, Cantley, NR13 3SN

Contact: Nicki Darrell - 01493 701525

Gillian Marklew

Open Garden

North Norfolk  

Opening: Sat 26, Sun 27 May, Sat 9, Sun10 June

Description: Gilly's studio sits in lovely gardens and visitors are welcome to wander around and enjoy refreshments. There is ample parking on site.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: gill@gilly-marklew.co.uk, 01508 499070

Sharon Virtue

Clay Taster

North Norfolk  Norwich  

Opening: Mon 28 May: 2pm - 4pm

Description: Try some easy hand-building clay techniques, using air dry clay. This means you can take your work home to paint. Minimum 3, maximum 5 participants.

Cost: £20 per person

Venue: Artist's studio - 1 Stable Yard, Didlington, IP26 5AT

Contact: shazzavirtue@gmail.com

Johanne Couldrey

Brooch Making with Recycled Materials

North Norfolk  

Opening: Tue 29 May: 11.30am - 2pm

Description: Make a lovely brooch from recycled beads and other materials, and take it home with you. Skills required (sewing with wire).

Cost: £20

Booking required

Venue: Artist's Studio - Rosebank, Whimpwell Street, Happisburgh, NR12 0QD

Contact: Johanne Couldrey - 01692 650207

Mike Woodhouse

Make and Mend

North Norfolk  

Opening: Thu 31 May & Thu 7 June: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Description: Make and Mend gives visitors to the workshop the opportunity to create or mend a piece of their own woodwork.

Cost: £30

Venue: Glaven Lodge, Wiveton, NR25 7TH

Contact: makeandmend1@gmail.com

Lisa Saville

Needle Felting Taster

North Norfolk  

Opening: Thu 31 May - Sat 2 June: 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

Description: A taste of needlefelting, fleece - requisite tools included. A chance to try your hand at this craft. Kits available to purchase also.

Cost: £15 pp per session

Booking required

Venue: Artist's Studio - Burlawn, Blacksmiths lane, Happisburgh, NR12 0QT

Contact: 01692 652180, 07702 757432

Jill Hill

Tea, Cake and Textiles

North Norfolk  

Opening: Fri 1 and Fri 8 June: 11am - 4pm

Description: Drop in for mini textile workshops: dying threads, felting, raggie pots, or just chat. Small charge for some materials, charity donation for cake.

This event is free to attend

Barrington Farm Artists

Curator’s Talk and Karaoke

North Norfolk  

Opening: Fri 1 June: 3pm - 5pm

Description: A tour of the main exhibition with curator Sarah Ballard and the artists followed by Karaoke. Open to all, no need to book - just turn up!

This event is free to attend

Venue: Barrington Farm

Contact: roar_art@hotmail.com, 01692 650707

Four at Frogmoor

Introduction to Botanical Painting

North Norfolk  

Opening: Sat 9 June, 2pm - 4pm

Description: A practical insight into the art of botanical painting. Subject matter and drawing and painting material will be supplied. Refreshments and homemade cake available.

Cost: £3 per person

Booking required

Venue: Group's studio - Frogmoor Farm, Tithe Barn Lane, Briston, NR24 2JD

Contact: Maureen Parry - 01263 861775