Porcelain vase by Patia Davis
Salt-glazed wood-fired stoneware vase by Petra Steward
Oak-leaf carved burr oak bookstand by Lynn Hodgson
Willow basket by Clyde Hoare
Salt-glazed wood-fired stoneware mug by Jeremy Steward
Ripple ash laughing box by Ben Casson
Slip-decorated earthenware by Patia Davis
How do you describe your Gallery?:
We are eight craftspeople making and selling our work in an idyllic 18th century sandstone barn. Wobage Farm was converted to workshops and exhibition space by renowned potters Mick and Sheila Casson in the late 1970s.
Do you specialise in any particular artform or craft?:
Ceramics: wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, slip-decorated earthenware and porcelain. Kitchen wares, furniture and wood-carving in local timber. Home-grown willow and hedgerow basketry. Gold, silver and semi-precious stone jewellery. Collagraph prints.
What's important to you when you choose whose work to exhibit and sell?:
All of the work in the maker's gallery is hand-made right here at Wobage workshops. Pots are fired in hand-built kilns, willow grows at the bottom of the orchard and timber travels only a few miles from wind-fallen trees to the wood workshops.
What's coming up this year?:
The (newly redecorated) Maker's Gallery is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through the year, 10am - 5pm. May 27th: The Mick and Sheila Casson Retrospective Exhibition and talk on Wobage history. June 10th: Talk on the Arts and Crafts movement. June 23rd: Willow weaving demonstration by Clyde Hoare. Forest and Rivers Open Studios Arts Trail in July. Pottery and basketry demonstrations and live music by The Makers during H.Art.
Your notable exhibitions in the last few years:
Wobage was buzzing for H.Art '22 with live music and basketry demonstrations - we hope you'll join us this year. We will have talks and pottery demonstrations too!
Who are the Artists you show on a regular basis:
Wood-workers: Ben Casson and Lynn Hodgson Ceramicists: Patia Davis, Jeremy Steward and Petra Steward Basket-maker Clyde Hoare Jeweller Clair Hodgson