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Our opening times during
the festive period are:
Christmas eve – 10-4pm
Christmas day – closed
Boxing day – closed
New years eve – 10-5pm
New years day – 10-5pm
Fresh bread from Pump Street Bakery will be available:
Monday 23 December – open
Tuesday 24 December – open
Wednesday 25 December – closed
Thursday 26 December – closed
Friday 27 December – closed
Saturday 28 December – open
Sunday 29 December – open
Monday 30 December – open
Tuesday 31 December – open
Wednesday 1 January – closed
Thursday 2 January – closed
Friday 3 January onwards – open
Three local artists have joined together for the first time to exhibit their work. Landscape photographers Peter Bultz and Jeremy Hennell James together with wildlife artist Carol Cresswell.
Carol produces remarkable and detailed wildlife paintings, usually large predators, and more often than not, the big cats. Working in a variety of mediums, (her favourites are acrylics and pastel), she achieves a wonderful combination of lifelike realism and artistic interpretation. One of Carol’s major achievements was a portrait of a different kind of star. She was commissioned to paint the pianist Liberace. The portrait was one of Liberace’s favourites and hung in the entertainer’s Palm Springs home until his death in 1987. It is now on permanent display in the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas. More recently her animal work has predominated and she has exhibited at The Wildlife Art Society’s annual exhibitions at the Westminster Gallery in London, at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, and regularly at exhibitions throughout East Anglia.
Peter and Jeremy will be exhibiting pieces from their extensive portfolios of Suffolk landscape photographs. Notable will be work from their recent field trip with the RSPB to Havergate Island. Additionally they will be exhibiting examples of various Suffolk landmarks including Southwold Pier, Aldeburgh Scallop and Snape Maltings.
As this exhibition is during the week before Christmas, it is an ideal opportunity to purchase some last minute presents for friends and family.
The Workshop is pleased to host many Exhibitions by Chris and Jean Berry. From the beach to your home.
Chris and Jean Berry, of Driftwood Sculptures – Nature Reborn are based in Reydon, Southwold.
“The business came about by chance, as throughout our lives we have always held a deep love for nature, particularly enjoyed foraging for manageable pieces of driftwood, and enjoyed as a hobby crafting interesting shapes for our personal enjoyment, generally for the garden. We founded our new company, Driftwood Sculptures – Nature Reborn in 2012, and have just completed our third commission sculpture.”
“We were finding sourcing good quality hardwood driftwood from local beaches very difficult, as the good hardwood pieces were much too large to move without the aid of a crane and chainsaw, (we’re getting too old for all that) so we started searching for alternative sources.”
“Our unique Driftwood hardwoods are now ethically sourced from storm beaches around of the world, mainly from the South West Pacific, from which we carefully select individual pieces for their interesting shapes and grained timbers which are then crafted into Sculptures by us for the home interior, and also the garden.”
“All of our Driftwood Sculptures are finished with oils and wax to revitalize the wood, which regenerates and enhances the natural graining of each piece which is totally unique, can never be copied, which gives a lovely feeling to own and enjoy something that no one else has, making heirlooms for the future.”
“We will also undertake Commissioned Sculptured Centre pieces for the home, as well as oil-finished pieces the garden, and courtyard displays, manageable pieces up to 3 metres maximum height.”
We look forward to welcoming back the Barley Brigg Dancers to Snape Maltings to perform their traditional New Year’s Day dance.
Their performance will start at 11.30am between the Plough & Sail and main House & Garden building.
Barley Brigg dancers and musicians come from all over East Suffolk. The side was formed in 1989 to perform Morris dances in the North West tradition. Barley Brigg dance mainly over the summer months and occasionally during the winter – Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The side dances at local pubs most Wednesday evenings and at festivals and other events all around East Anglia and further afield. This picture shows the Barley Brigg Dancers dancing on Marken Island in Holland last year.