Monday, 31 August 2015


Over the Bank Holiday weekend, we visited Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum. This is a fantastic festival filled with woodworking demonstrations, tools, delicious food, music and various arts and crafts. There is plenty to appeal to arty shoppers and eager woodworkers alike and I thoroughly recommend a visit next year if you are able to go.

Here are a few pictures from the day. Thank you to Sam for being photographer!

Ralph Curtis aka 'The Mushroom Man' of the Yew Turn company was definitely the most charismatic demonstrator at the festival, entertaining all ages with his mushroom making!

Shepherd huts seem to to be very on trend this year and we enjoyed pottering around in a few.

Whisky Barrel Rockers of Scotland had a very eye catching stand featuring their beautiful garden furniture made from recycled whisky barrels.

The Tintern Woodland Studio also had a lovely stand with lots of sculptures of The Green Man and some beautiful jewellery too!

One of my favourites from a previous visit was World Fossils. This is a real treasure trove of fossils and unique pieces of jewellery.

There were so many amazing sculpures and pieces of furniture for sale as well as plenty of demonstrations to see how the pieces were made. I particularly liked the chainsaw sculptors!

Monday, 3 August 2015

h.Art- it's that time of year again!

This year really seems to have whizzed by and we're already getting set for Herefordshire Arts Week again!

Last year's signs going up. Look out for Venue 62 this year!

If you've never heard of h.Art before it's a fantastic 9 day event where over 150 artists from across Herefordshire (and a little bit of Worcestershire) open up their studios to the public. You can meet the artist, chat to them about their work and even make a purchase directly from them. My Mum (Ceramic artist Lit Smith) and I take part in the event together and this will be our second year. 

This year h.Art is on from the 12th to 20th September
Follow the pink signs for Venue 62

I bake a cake every day for our visitors!

Every year a guide is produced with all of the venues featured plus a little information about them. This year we are venue 62. The guides are free and will be popping up in shops and galleries around the area over the next few weeks but you can find more information on the website here . You can also contact us if you would like a copy of the guide.

Here are a few pictures from last year to whet your appetite. We hope to see you there!