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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Delicious Bits!

Another day, another meet the maker! This is another of our lovely guest artists, Sarah from Deliciousbits Jewellery & Cards! She is looking very happy with her beautiful cabinet of handmade clay jewellery, which you can find at the top of the stairs, and we are very happy to have her! Lots of lovely unique pieces perfect for small Christmas presents!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Tracey D Whalley comes to the yard...

Dorset based artist Tracey is one of our latest guest artists and we are so pleased to have her beautiful work here. 

Like many of our artisans, living in the beautiful Dorset countryside and near to the coastline has inspired Tracey to paint the sea, boats, fish, animals and the ever-changing seasons.

We have some of her beautiful prints, paintings and cards on display and for sale here at the artisan yard. Do come and have a look!

You can find out more about Tracey and h
er stunning paintings on her website 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

New Workshops coming to the yard!

Caroline from Kezmee Glass Art is now running workshops here at the yard....

Come and learn the ‘copper foiling technique’ - design, cut, foil & solder your own glass sun-catcher using these tools.

£45 including materials 

Small fun workshops of only 4 people, for all abilities... come and create a bespoke piece. No experience necessary, all materials supplied.
At the Purbeck Artisan Yard

Mon 23rd July ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm
Wed 25th July ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm
Mon 20th Aug ~ 12:30- 4pm & 5:30- 9pm
Tues 21st Aug ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm
Tue 4th Sept ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm
Thur 13th Sept ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm

Please email Caroline at to book your place

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Charlotte England comes to the Artisan Yard...

We are huge fans of Charlotte's work, well what's not to love! So we're very excited and privileged to have Charlotte display her work here as one of our latest guest artists. Here's a bit more about Charlotte and the inspiration behind her work...

"Inspired by wildlife and narratives I use watercolours and inks to create fun, and playful paintings. I am based in Yeovil, Somerset where I work from my home studio. I spend the summer across the south exhibiting at the country shows. I have also recently resigned several prints for Dunelm Mill. All my work is created by me and you can see further examples online!"

Make sure you come in to see her stunning Art before they all fly away! You can also see more of Charlotte's work on her website -


We have a fabulous new Guest Artist adorning the walls at the Artisan Yard..... The talented Anna from Henry's Buttons..... here's a bit more about Anna....

"I’m a textile artist who gathers inspiration from the traditional craft of Dorset Buttons. My work is based on this thread button and I used the original techniques to work me buttons but with a new contemporary slant. I use ethically sourced and vintage yarns and textiles.  All my work is worked on a ring and includes wall art using fabric, ribbons, lace and yarn to small fabric jewellery and accessories. Each piece inspired by the local Dorset Button. I currently exhibit in the Cygnet Gallery, Shaftesbury."

So make sure to pop in to view these unique and unusual, stunning pieces of art and check out Annas website for more info - Dorset Buttons

Sunday, 4 March 2018

New Talent at the Yard!!

We're extremely lucky to have two new Dorset Artists join us at the yard on a permanent basis, now all set up and looking fabulous, here's a bit more about our new residents...

Abi H-Parker Art - Original Artwork inspired by Nature

"Based in Ringwood with my Fiance and our daughter, I feel very lucky to be near to the coast, right next to the New Forest and surrounded by abundant wildlife and nature. I look at my surroundings and there isn't a day that goes by without something catching my eye for being naturally beautiful, extraordinarily vivid or meticulously detailed. I love recreating its affect on me through my artwork on canvas and paper using media, from acrylics & Indian ink or pen & water colour.

I have wanted to be an 'artist' since I was very small, I created 'things' from the garden, collected artefacts buried in the ground and looked for birds nests just to see inside. I have always enjoyed painting, drawing 'doodling' yet it is only now at 33 years young I have the confidence to put my artwork into the public eye. I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I enjoyed creating it."

Jessamy Keily - Jinks Art

"Jessamy K has just arrived in Dorset, having lived all around the world, and nothing makes her happier than when someone comes to her with a crazy idea for a commission... "I've created fairytales, invented family crests, cartooned a family car and created all sort of logos!"

Any ideas for commissions are most welcome, just email with your idea.

Jessamy started as Inklings by JK in 2011, selling a few pictures and greeting cards at markets in Sydney as a hobby. She soon realised how much she enjoyed drawing and began to develop a distinctive style. "When I was given a pot of beautiful jet black ink and a traditional dip pen, I knew I had found my signature style and the ideal medium with which to make the Inklings by JK: which was later shortened and squished down to create.. JinKs!"

Ideas come from all sorts of places, often nature is a point of inspiration, particularly the patterns found in nature such as the a shoal of fish, the veins in a leaf or ice crystals. When sitting down to work, Jessamy usually has 'a terrible TV show, a good audiobook or a great record playing', and has to remember to do yoga to avoid artist cramp!"

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

New Guest Artists exhibiting at the Yard....

Well this cold snap hasn't stopped us!!! It's been a very busy few days at the Artisan Yard to welcome our wonderful new Guest Artists. The space is looking fabulous! It's so great to find new local artists and crafters to display here and means there's always something new to see when you come in (worth going out in the cold for we promise!!) So we want to say a huge welcome to our new guest artists - Julia Thorley, with her stunning nature inspired Lino prints, Printmaker and talented illustrator Robin Mackenzie, Caroline Parrott with her highly skilled sculptures and aluminium jewellery. We're also lucky enough to still have the fantastic work by Jessamy Hawke and Jenny Hawke on display downstairs, we loved it so much we wont let them leave!!

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