The Biscuit Factory, the UK’s largest art, craft and design gallery, is hosting a series of workshops throughout June and July, covering everything from raku pottery and landscape collage to silk paper making and monotype printing.

The gallery has teamed up with a number of local artists and makers to run the fun interactive sessions, including Jarrow-based duo Muddy Fingers Pottery; textile and mixed media artist Laura Edgar who lives in Whitley Bay; and Northumberland-based Wendy Ann Stanger, who is inspired by natural landscapes.

The line-up, which is aimed at all abilities, includes:

• TWINS CHATONS EARRINGS WORKSHOP // SHIBORI WAVES PENDANT WORKSHOP – Tartan Ruby Jewellery, 11 June
• RAKU (PART 1) // LAMP MAKING WORKSHOP – Muddy Fingers Pottery, 12 June
• RAKU (PART 2) – Muddy Fingers Pottery, 18 June
• INTRODUCTION TO SILK PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP // SILK PAPER MAKING EMBELLISHMENT WORKSHOP – Wendy Ann Stanger, 19 June
• MONOTYPE PRINTING – Carole McCourt, 25 June
• MARBLIING AND BOOKBINDING – Kim Searle, 25 June
• PHOTOGRAPHIC SILVER PRINTING – Bradley Photography, 26 June
• LANDSCAPE COLLAGE – Laura Edgar, 2 July
• WIRE SCULPTURE – Zoe Robinson, 9 July
• PLATE WORKSHOP // TEAPOT WORKSHOP – Muddy Fingers Pottery, 10 July
• WET FELT AND DRY NEEDLE FELTING – Lisa Corken, 16 July
• MIXED MEDIA PRINTING FOR BEGINNERS – Louise Underwood, 17 July
• LINOCUT – Carole McCourt, 23 July
• PERFUME MAKING – Michael Borkowsky, 24 July

Dan Goodman, workshop coordinator says: “Our new workshop programme is our biggest to date, covering a variety of arts and crafts that some people may not have heard of, or tried, before.

“We hope that our new line-up builds on the success of our winter programme and that the classes will encourage people to try something new and get creative over the summer months.”

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For more information about The Biscuit Factory’s creative workshops and how to book, visit www.thebiscuitfactory.com or follow #CreativeBiscuit on Twitter for updates.

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