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Craft Events coming up


    Spring Pottery Workshop                                               Get Dirty and get creative! 

                            4th April 2020 9.30-12.30 

 Experience 3 essential handbuilt methods  of pottery making,   that will give you a taste of  experience    Slab and impression   work, coiled and dots and a pinchpot method to create pots or   animals.     You will make 2-3 pieces that will be bisque and   glaze fired for  you to collect 2 weeks following the workshop.                               


 Eynsham Sports Pavillion, Eynsham Oxfordshire                       All materials provided and refreshments        

 £30 per person    (Max in workshop 10)   



                                                                                                                                 Wychwood forest fair 

                                    (Cornbury Park)  

 Sunday 6th September 10 a.m to 5p.m 

 Small entry fee.     Country crafts and axctivities                                                                                                                                                                                               

           Millets Autumn Crafts 

            ( Millets Farm Shop, Frilford, Oxfordshire. )

 Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th September  2020

 10 a.m - 4p.m  Free entry                                                                                                                          

  Abingdon Traditional Craft Fair 

        ( Abbey Buildings, centre Abingdon) 

 Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th November 2020   10 a.m 4.30p.m    Entry Fee however entry on one day will

 let you in on  consecutive days 



        Millets Christmas Fair

            (Millets Farm Shop, Frilford, Oxfordshire) 

 Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th November 2020   10.a.m -4p.m  Free entry 



         Christmas Art & Crafters 

     (Holy Cross Church Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire)


  Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd  November    Free entry

    A very Christmasy feel  and a group of Artweeks Artists

    displaying a range of mediums                                                                                                 

       Cogges Christmas Crafts 

             (Cogges Farm,  Witney, Oxfordshire)


  Saturday 5th  Sunday 6th  Monday 7th December 2020

  10.a.m - 4p.m small entry fee.   

   A wonderful Christmas event on a  traditional farm in

   Barns and Farm  Buildings.                

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The Chicken Run Studio first opened for Artweeks in May 2018  Oxfordshire Artweeks is an amazing event where an incredible 481 Artists across a range of Media are open in the Month of May across the County.  I will be exhibiting in 2020 as part of a group exhibition in All Saints Church in the beautiful village of Blewbury Oxfordshire.  Again for a successive week I will exhibiting in my home and Chicken Run Studio.  It is a great opportunity to exhibit my work and talk through what inspires me from my experiences as a New Zealandwer and living in the village of Eynsham.

I have an online gallery  and this can be accessed throughout the year.  Find me  also at www.artweeks.org/galleries/alisonholmans and my facebook page.

Wytham Wood's Run Medallions 

 I was invited by the Wytham Woods Run Team to make the medallions for the 450 runners  and 40 First place winners in each category in 2019  #www.wythamwoodsrun.org

Fortunately  I was able to use the skills of Nick my son to  3D Print the stamps. 

Acquiring a slab roller meant I could roll out the clay and stamp each individual medal.  Flour after each press meant  the clay didn't stick to the 'cookie cutters'.  

After piercing a hole for the ties and stamping my ChickenRun stamp on the reverse each medal went in the kiln for a first firing.

Each medal was then glazed in Siemens and Healthineers colours (The local sponsors).  Then back into the kiln for their final firing.


What a challenge , but they do look amazing and you can't get more individual and hand made than this.

"Watch this space as I develop and make the 2020 medals.    A new design on the winners medals "