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Craft Field

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Craft Field

 

The GreencraftsVillage

  craft in action  hands on skill-share

 

 

 

  • The Greencrafts Field is back at Glasto as an off-grid, vibrant village community and it’s the best place to go to relax and be creative.

 

  • Open from Wednesday morning with hundreds of workshops to choose from.

 

  • Bridging philosophy and practicality, here you’ll shape elemental forces to create something special and magical to take home with you.

 

  • Powered by the wind the sun and the people, you’ll feel the pounding energy and spirit of all the makers during the day and it’s one of the few places in the country you’ll ever get a chance to make glass beads, use a raku kiln, wrought hot metal on an anvil, smith your own silver ring, carve a wooden bowl, to make felt, make a hat … and loads more !

 

  • With traditional craft at the core, the Greencrafts village is an elemental place, marrying chilled out bliss, full on graft and magic.

 

  • You can explore living lighter on the land and shifting into a greener lifestyle.

 

  • The Wishing Tree :  A specially commissioned piece by Irish artist Marie Brett, bridging Celtic folklore with modern superstition; come add your wish to this exciting new artwork.

 

  • The field is one down from the Stone circle and laid out by materials used, so you’ll find all the metalsmiths near to each other, the fabric workers the same etc. There’s a full listing of what’s on offer in the field office but the best thing to do is to take a stroll and drop by what takes your eye. Some workshops you need to book into and some are open as drop-in all day, everyday. Everyone is welcome, Beginners to experienced plus children supervised by accompanying adults. 

 

Workshop Listing Timetable

 

 

10.00

12.00

14.30

15.00

16.00

Wed

Raku firings

Drum making

Chalkcarving

Basket making

Potterywheel

Wood mirrors

Fish nets

Glass beads  

LED torches

Clay work

Raku glazing

 

Blacksmithing

Rush & willow

Wands

Pottery

Rubber wallets

Tool sharpening

Wood tent pegs

Thur

Felt making

Hazle lanterns

Cycle repairs

Blacksmithing

Firelighting

Bowl carving

LED torches

Rubber wallets

Bowl carving

Copper roving

Besoms brooms

 

Blacksmithing

Wish Tree

Frid

Raku firings

Felt making

Stonecarving

Leatherwork

 

Pottery

Chalkcarving

Hurdle making

Glass

  beadmaking

Blacksmithing

Wood mirrors

Basket making

 

Silver jewellery

Rattles

Flower garlands

 

Coppersmithing

Hat making

Knitting

Wish Tree

Sat

Coppersmithing

Hazle lanterns

Silver jewellery

 

Blacksmithing

Stonecarving

Barbed wire 

        jewellery

 

LED torches

Pottery

Fish nets

Wish tree

Hurdle making

Dream catchers

Hat making

Stonecarving

 

Blacksmithing

Knitting

Instruments

Sun

Raku firings

Leatherwork

Copper repousse

Felt making

Basket making

Wish tree

Stonecarving

Clay work

Blacksmithing

Wood tent pegs

 

Firelighting

Copper roving

 

 

 

 

The GREENCRAFTS Field

 

 

The Greencrafts Field is the place to go to make special things!

From Wednesday to Sunday there’s hundreds of artists and craftspeople laying on workshops for you to choose from. Come & be part of the biggest ‘hands-on’ craft field & sculpture park in Europe !

 

 

We promote traditional craft but also celebrate what’s cutting-edge and contemporary.

Greencrafts is not tame – it’s a field full of hot metal, kilns and ovens with blacksmiths, potters and bakers sharing the elemental force of fire to transform materials. Sharp blades and tools pay tribute to wood and stone and ……

Ø      If you love colour and ‘fab fabric’ Greencrafts is the field to visit to make fantastic felt, to weave, spin and dye !

Ø      If you fancy making something to wear, we’re the place to make silver jewellery, glass or wood pendants, a silk purse, leather belt or flower garland.

Ø      If you want to smell great, come make luxurious essential oil scented soap !

Ø      If you’d like something to eat with, come make a wooden bowl, spoon or plate or a clay cup

Ø      You can make a shamanic drum, a stool to sit on, a willow basket or even a pencil !

 

 

The sculpture, gardens & labyrinths are among the best you’ll see at any festival making The Greencrafts Field a gorgeous place to come sit & chill.

 

 

The Greencrafts Field is next-door to the stone circle. To make it easy to find your way around, we’ve laid out the Greencrafts Field into groupings of similar workshops – you’ll find all the metal smiths in one area, the wood workers in another etc. Also at the entrance there’s a listing of what’s happening each day – or you can just wander and see what takes your fancy ! Some workshops you can just drop-by on and others you need to book to save a place; some charge for materials.

 

 

Everyone is welcome; including children supervised by accompanying adults. You don’t have to have experience, just visit the field and get involved ! You’ll take home something truly magical – something you’ve made and that’s part of this amazing festival.

 

 

We’ll look forward to seeing you there

Nic & Marie Piper  The Greencrafts Field co-ordinators

 

 The Greencrafts Field offers a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience of raw elemental force.

 

Craft that’s jaw droppingly full-on & fabulous!

 

Some of the best people in the county have gathered to offer you an amazing chance to get involved in contemporary craft – to have a go yourself in a blindingly vibrant setting.

 

A warm welcome will greet you daily in the field, where a massive array of craftspeople have set up personal camps to hold their workshops in: beautiful yurts, tipis, domes, wagons and coloured canvas tents. An open invite is extended to you, with over 50 hands-on craft workshops to choose between. The field gets up early & works till late & you’ll feel the pounding energy and spirit of all the makers during the day & can visit the magical chilled candle-lit wonderland at night – come and be part of the Greencrafts’ experience with:

 

 

 

fire and flint, knives & arrows,

 

smiths forging red-hot metal with glowing embers

 

silver rings and shamanic drums

 

glistening axes splitting and shaping timber

 

fluff and fur, felt & fleece, the rhythmic weaving of willow basketmakers

 

molten bronze,

 

pole lathes chatter & shavings fly next to bow-top wagons, yurts and tipis

 

raku pottery kilns a blazing into the night

 

 

 

The best thing is to visit the field and take a stroll around, see what’s on offer & talk / book directly with the craftspeople. Complete beginners are welcome, as are children supervised by accompanying adults. Some workshops operate on a drop-in basis, others need to be booked. Everything you’ll need is provided & they’ll be varied charges for materials etc. Come & be energised and try something new. You can take away something that is truly yours, made by your own hands.

 

 

 

Nic & Marie Piper

 

Green Crafts co-ordinators

 

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