Taurus Crafts May Market Sun 21st May

The Taurus Crafts May Market will be a unique opportunity to preview an exciting new local product before its forthcoming official debut and launch. ‘Flaming Excellent Sustainable Charcoal’ is the creation of the Resilience Woodland Initiative. The first batch of sustainable charcoal comes from Slade Woods in Woolaston using the latest technology Retort Kiln, which … Continue reading Taurus Crafts May Market Sun 21st May

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Top ways to celebrate the Tour of Britain in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

The Tour of Britain wheels into the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week, where Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will race past some of the area’s best-known landmarks. Stage Five of the Tour starts in Aberdare. The route then takes in St Briavels and Tintern, sweeps past Puzzlewood and Speech House, before … Continue reading Top ways to celebrate the Tour of Britain in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Amanda Hamilton’s Watercolour World

Amanda Hamilton will be exhibiting at Taurus Crafts from 23rdJuly 2016, on view until 9th October 2016. The ‘Art from the Heart’ exhibition will feature nearly 20 works by Amanda, including favourites such as her Paris and Cornwall Series paintings, as well as prints of some of her earlier work including Royal Ross on Wye … Continue reading Amanda Hamilton’s Watercolour World

A Full Week of Fun this Half-Term

In the blink of an eye, September has passed and autumn has arrived. With the trees a riot of colour, it’s time to think about half-term – and there’s no shortage of entertainment in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. With Halloween on the horizon, there’s plenty of spooky goings-on. Delve into the gruesome … Continue reading A Full Week of Fun this Half-Term

Wet weather things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Although the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is best known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities, there’s a wealth of things to do whatever the weather. A sure-fire way to escape the wet is to head underground. Experience the subterranean labyrinth of Clearwell Caves, which has been mined for iron ore and ochre … Continue reading Wet weather things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

May Half Term Holiday at Taurus Crafts

Taurus Crafts have a fantastic selection of creative hands-on activities for children this half term, 23rd May – 31st May 2015. With their classic activities of paint your own pot and jewellery making being complemented by, puppet making and chocolate making, there is even a free activity where you can weave your own woollen flower … Continue reading May Half Term Holiday at Taurus Crafts

‘From Valley to Shore’ – Exhibition by Wye Valley Artist Keith Rowlands

This solo exhibition for Keith Rowlands OBE at Taurus Crafts, is of some twenty oil paintings, representing most of his work over the past two years, with scenes “From Valley to Shore” showcasing his affinity with the natural landscape and with water. Keith kindly said ‘It is an exciting prospect to be exhibiting at the … Continue reading ‘From Valley to Shore’ – Exhibition by Wye Valley Artist Keith Rowlands

Works On Paper – An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Becky Johnson

Taurus Crafts are looking forward to exhibiting a young artist, in her first solo exhibition. Becky Johnson grew up in the Forest of Dean, in Aylburton, and worked at Taurus Crafts as a teenager.  Becky is now studying in Liverpool where she was awarded the Artinliverpool  Purchase Prize in 2011. The exhibition called ‘Works On … Continue reading Works On Paper – An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Becky Johnson

An Exhibition of Sketches with Pastels by Mary Rose Young

COLOURED - An Exhibition of Sketches with Pastels by Mary Rose Young, Taurus Crafts  1st December 2012 until 6th January 2013 When Mary Rose went to Venice last Easter on holiday she returned a rejuvenated and newly inspired artist, the beautiful coloured houses of Burano, the canal bridges and the architecture inspired her. She was … Continue reading An Exhibition of Sketches with Pastels by Mary Rose Young

Beware! Crocodiles at large at Taurus Crafts

If you go down to Taurus Crafts in June, you will be sure of a  big surprise. There are crocodiles at large in the garden! Describing them, Katcha Bilek, one of the makers, says ‘You can climb on them and sit on them. They are of a size that works for adults and children alike. … Continue reading Beware! Crocodiles at large at Taurus Crafts