‘Creative people working together’ – Jewellery, photography and furniture at new Shefford artisan workshop
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A jeweller, a photographer and an artisan woodworker from Shefford now have their work on show in a new workshop just off the High Street.
Woodworking craftsman Adrian Goulding has set up the Projects in Wood workshop behind Shefford Building Supplies, with his projects on show alongside those of jeweller Beverley Bull and photographer Karen Brammer.
And the workshop threw open its doors for the first time on Thursday last week, with about 70 people coming to visit – and Adrian, Beverley and Karen all receiving orders.
Adrian, who lives in the High Street, told the Comet that he hoped the workshop would help an arts community to blossom in Shefford.
He said: “This is a place where I hope to eventually have several artisan people. I make woodwork and furniture and things myself, and I hope it’ll generate some creative people working together.
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“It’s two workshops, two studios and a display area – and as well as art displays, it can also be for meetings and that sort of thing. It’s taken me about three or four months to get it ready. I took it over from a florist and I’ve now got a workshop and and one of the studios ready.
“Beverley makes bespoke jewellery, and also has some other jewellery for special occasions. Karen is an award-winning photographer who takes fascinating shots of everyday things.
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“The launch was a success – not so much in terms of making loads of money, but a success in terms of people expressing interest and being aware of us. I’ve had several local organisations get in touch interested in using the space.”
Adrian has long enjoyed creating items out of wood for friends and family, and now offers his own bespoke woodworking service. Past projects of his have included bespoke bathroom units, a basin made of olive wood and a kitchen table made from poplar.
Karen, who sells her photos under the name Daisy Dog Photos, said in a Facebook post: “It was fantastic to see so many people attend.
“We were really pleased to receive so much support, receive commissions and get such positive feedback for our work. We will be holding more events like this in the future.”
To find out more see the ‘Our Shefford’ Facebook group and projectsinwood.co.uk.