Make It Harewood: Events and Workshops


We’re taking part in Make it Harwood. The event is a series of Hole & Corner curated workshops at Harewood House as part of their current exhibition ‘Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters’.

It will take place in and around the estate Courtyard on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July, featuring a full programme of workshops and demonstrations, DJs and live music, a craft market, plus local food
and drinks.

We’ll be there throwing and covering pottery making basics. There’s loads of stuff to choose from though: carving spoons, natural dying or sculpting with paper. Get hands on and learn from some of the leading talents in their respective fields. As well as a range of intimate workshops for smaller groups, there will be drop-in sessions and beginners activities for all the family, including three model making sessions each day with Jim Parkyn from the world-famous Aardman Studio.

Each day will include a blacksmithing competition to see who can make the best nail, as well as a series of free Do Nothing Machine workshops, allowing everyone to simply play and have fun.

To complete the festival like atmosphere, the day will be soundtracked, with extended opening hours on Saturday night for live acts alongside a selection of DJs.

The full programme of workshops is on the Harewood House website, with a large amount of workshop spaces available to pre-purchase.

Please note you must have purchased an entry ticket to attend workshops.

Workshops by:

Model Making with Aardman Studio

Paper Art Masterclass with Andy Singleton

Natural Dye Workshops with Lola Lely

Stitching with Claire Wellesley Smith

Blacksmithing with Leszek Sikon

Wheel Thrown Pottery with Sunken Studio and Pottery West

Communal do Nothing Machine Build Project with Smith Automata and Jim Bond

Kintsugi with Reiko Kaneko

Introduction to Clay with Sunken Studio

Spoon Carving with Anna Casserley