The 'Shed' Studio, is a recycling project in itself !  

An old 'horse and carriage' shed used by a dairy/grocery in the past, left for years to deteriorate, was renovated and 'recycled' by resident artists.  Walls cleaned and repaired, doors replaced, and wood floors and ceilings fitted.  It has been a labour of love....

For some years the 'Shed' has been used as a workshop, for a variety of crafts, and a space from which we run Craft Courses.  

It is also the home of our 100+ year old Loom (which has been handed down several generations) and now resides very happily here.

This year Laura Tuffley (Weaver) offered to bring it up to standard, and bring it out of its 'museum' status, and make it yet again a working machine.  During August we created an Exhibition to show what the old Loom was capable of ( in Laura's hands !)  Laura already helps to run the Gallery, and we have invited her to explore the Loom's possibilities, and develop her own work.    If you have a chance, it is well worth a visit, where you can see the Loom in action, and get to know more about Laura's work.  So far her work has been very well received, and during the Exhibition period, she has sold well.  Currently she is taking commissions and is preparing her designs for Summer wear.  Laura's prices are very accessible, for such beautifully handwoven scarves, handbags, and cushion covers.

Anna Hamilton joined Creative Recycling some years ago.  As well as helping to run the Gallery, she also creates her own unique collection of Accessories.  Her specialities are Hand bags and Purses, alongside her beautiful cushion covers.  Anna only uses recycled materials, and has found ingenious ways to present a huge variety of style and tones, making her handmade products an easy fit when co-ordinating with most people's wardrobe. Anna also has a wide variety of dress jewellery, from Brooches to Necklaces, and Bracelets.............  

We are also associated with a number of artists from Manchester and around the country, (about 30 other artists are featured in the Gallery alongside our own work). We will be featuring some of their work created by woodworkers, metalworkers, and ceramicists in the very near future, and a little about the artists themselves........

 

 

Hiring Wall Space in the Shed Gallery

We can offer other Artists display wall space for Artwork (framed) at very low cost.  

The spaces are approximately 1m wide  x 2m tall

If you are interested, we are happy to send you information/terms/costs.  

Wall space is available from

 1st May

 

Feel free to contact us at creativerecycling@mac.com

 

This is a great opportunity for graduates/self taught emerging artists who wish to show their work to a wider audience.  The Display is hired for a 12 week period, and paid for every four weeks, in advance.  

Any Sales will be paid to the Artist at the end of each 4 week period.

Shed Studio, set out for a craft course. There is a fair amount of foot-fall visiting this unique space.  The brick walls now have large white boards hanging ready for displaying artwork.  These boards are set-off  by the brick surround.  There are 6 Display spaces for hire. 

Shed Studio, set out for a craft course. There is a fair amount of foot-fall visiting this unique space.  The brick walls now have large white boards hanging ready for displaying artwork.  These boards are set-off  by the brick surround.  There are 6 Display spaces for hire. 

Textile Club   meeting in the  'Shed'  Studio

A local group who meet the third Thursday in every month : talks, demonstrations and hand-on techniques.  

Led by Felter Christine Lomas.  The group is open to new members, and you will be given a warm welcome.  Ask at the Counter for further information, or email us creativerecycling@mac.com