Rollington Pop-Up Studio

Have you ever wondered how a painter selects a particular brush, mixes a tone of a particular colour and makes a mark on their canvas? Or how a sculptor approaches a slab of stone armed only with a chisel, some determination and an idea. What about a potter with their wheel: just how do you turn a lump of mud into a mug?

Well, this year at Rollington Barn you have an opportunity to find out! There is to be in the courtyard, perfectly placed adjacent to Love Cake, a Pop-Up studio that will feature a variety of Purbeck artists ‘doing their thing’. They may be demonstrating a technique, inviting visitors to have a go, or quietly busying themselves with their work so you can watch. All then to be revealed. Well, perhaps not quite all… as certain ‘trade secrets’ may well remain as such!

There may be additional demonstrations so please keep checking this page and the notice board at Rollington Barn.

We hope to see you there!


Pop-Up Studio Timetable:

Saturday 28 May 10am–1pm Jonathan Easterbrooke

Jonathan will be demonstrating a variety of techniques on the wheel and would be delighted if you would like to have a go – aprons provided! Commissions welcome.

Sunday 29 May 11am–1pm Eddie Burrows

Eddie will undertake a painting of the barns at Rollington demonstrating planning, method and techniques, and answering questions on any painting topic.

Tuesday 31 May 1pm–5pm Jonathan Easterbrooke

Jonathan will be demonstrating a variety of techniques on the wheel and would be delighted if you would like to have a go – aprons provided! Commissions welcome.

Wednesday 1 June 1pm–5pm Roy Aplin

Roy Aplin paints a bird in Watercolour/Gouache from down to feather.

Thursday 2 June 10am–5pm Jonathan Easterbrooke

Jonathan will be demonstrating a variety of techniques on the wheel and would be delighted if you would like to have a go – aprons provided! Commissions welcome.

Friday 3 June 11am–1pm Fen D’Lucie

Watch Fen D’Lucie create a sculpture, working in wax to model a small figure; chat to her about the process.

Saturday 4 June 10am–1pm Brendan Gallagher

Brendan will be demonstrating dovetail joinery techniques using hand tools.

Saturday 4 June 1pm–5pm Jonathan Easterbrooke

Jonathan will be demonstrating a variety of techniques on the wheel and would be delighted if you would like to have a go – aprons provided! Commissions welcome.

Sunday 5 June 10am–5pm Gail Boothman

Come and watch a little alchemy! Gail will be creating glass beads in an open flame using techniques developed thousands of years ago and still being used today.

Monday 6 June 10am–5pm Jonathan Easterbrooke

Jonathan will be demonstrating a variety of techniques on the wheel and would be delighted if you would like to have a go – aprons provided! Commissions welcome.

Tuesday 7 June 11am–1pm Kitty Wass

Kitty will be demonstrating how to make a simple silver clasp. She will be bringing tools for children (and adults) to see what is used in this ancient craft.

Wednesday 8 June 12am–1pm Jenny Hawke

Jenny will be demonstrating the use of watercolour paints and showing how to achieve a loose effect on paper. There may be opportunities for people to have a go too!

Wednesday 8 June 1pm–5pm Jonathan Easterbrooke

Friday 10 June 10am–1pm Jonathan Easterbrooke

Saturday 11 June 10am–5pm Jonathan Easterbrooke

Sunday 12 June 10am–5pm Jonathan Easterbrooke

Jonathan will be demonstrating a variety of techniques on the wheel and would be delighted if you would like to have a go – aprons provided! Commissions welcome.