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Richard Baxter


Richard can provide clay/pottery projects in schools, colleges and for groups. He provides materials and takes work produced away to fire in his studio. He works from Old Leigh Studios where he also runs a gallery space with work on show and for sale. He often gives talks and demonstrations to groups from here.

All ages and abilities

Fees apply


01702 470490 / 07929 607270



Madelaine Hanman Murphy


Madelaine currently works in porcelain, and Raku, a Japanese method of open-air firing. She is an experienced teacher,
workshop leader and also develops participatory projects with people of all ages. She currently runs classes from her studio in and also works peripatetically within a wide range of contexts.

All ages and abilities.

Fees apply


07545 375246 

Patchwork & Quilting

Hilary Jane


Hilary Jane teaches hand stitched patchwork and quilting using traditional methods. Class/ Workshop details are provided on her website. Bespoke workshops, demonstrations and parties can be arranged for groups at a venue of their choice. Hilary Jane is a member of The Quilters Guild and has a number of City and Guilds qualifications.

Ages 12 upwards

Fees apply


07798 837601



Tilly and the Machine


Tilly and the Machine sew for a living, making and altering clothes as well as home furnishings. Sewing is a disappearing skill that Tilly and the Machine aim to keep alive by passing on their knowledge to future generations. Workshops and courses on all areas of sewing, offering beginner courses – dressmaking, curtains and homewares, or assistance with your own project.

All ages and abilities


Fees apply


Paul Siggins


Paul offers three-day Mosaic Master Classes and evening classes for the first time. He delivers highly popular mosaic workshops to schools throughout the UK creating stunning mosaics with thousands of children of all ages and abilities. Apprenticeship programmes for ages 17 to 24 years are available through The Mosaic Studio, alongside work experience and internships.

All ages and abilities

Fees apply


01702 712111

paul@the mosaic


Southend Spinners and Weavers Guild


Balmoral Community Centre Salisbury Avenue



The Southend Spinners and Weavers Guild are a friendly, small group who meet once a month to share ideas and skills around spinning, weaving and other yarn related creations. Visitors are always welcome. Please contact to enquire about each month’s programme.

First Saturday of every month 11.00am to 3.00pm

£3 for visitors


Joanne Cliffe

01702 713105

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