new stock

Clare will be demonstrating at Earth Wind and Fire a “Makers Fair” at Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Poundbury, DT1 3AR on Saturday 17th August 10am-4pm

ALSO at MELPLASH SHOW, Bridport DT6 4EG on Thursday 22nd August in the Broadwindsor Craft Centre, display area.

Paper Baskets

Paper Baskets (or polo neck pot)

Most recent work room activity … getting more PAPER BASKETS (formerly known as ‘polo neck pots’) made and ready for retail. They’ll be in the Gallery soon … I’m soooooooo pleased to be able to take photo’s in real daylight again, didn’t even move the rusty metal and bricks, all the colours look so good together.

New Leaflets

New Leaflets for Gallery
New Leaflets for Gallery
New Gallery Leaflets will get their first outing on Saturday

the lovely Jayne Burton one of our talented Makers has offered to take them to The Green Living Fair, Crossroad Church, Seaton EX12 2ES 11am-4pm Saturday 6th April.



Clare Colby is now launching BOOK CLUB a monthly interactive blog for inspiring, constructing, motivating, making and finishing your own library of books … Artists books, note books, thinking books, poetry books, comic books and/or sketch books (to name but a few) – everything you could need to get stuck in to making your very own library of handmade books.

Clare says – “having worked with paper (in one form or another) for over 30 years, there has always been a constant and that is books … either bought or handmade, they are a major scource of inspiration, an invaluable scource of clarification and with very few materials a constant scource of entertainment … books help me think and thinking can lead you on the most exciting journeys …”.

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Having accumulated a large collection of interesting ephemera, I was recently asked to give a talk relating to the more unusual contents of my paper-making shed.

For more information about a recent talk click here

It is pleasing to find that the fruits of my magpie endeavors are of interest to a wider audience … If you are a member of a community group and like to have speakers once in a while, please get in touch through the contacts page on the website menu. An Illustrated talk of up to 2 hours including question time and show and tell is a one off cost to the group of £60 *travel costs may be extra.

*free travel within a 20 mile radius of my home.