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12 Turner Dumbrell Workshops

Dumbrells Court Road, Ditchling, BN6 8GT

The Turner Dumbrell Workshops, a leafy four minute walk from the Blue Shed, are a hive of creativity not to be missed as you explore the delights of the Ditchling Art Trail. This year, 11 studios will be open, several new to Artists Open Houses. Work ranging from painting to plaster prints, ceramics to calligraphy, vintage and tailored clothing to contemporary basketry will be on show. There is plenty to explore in this picturesque complex of converted farm buildings; refreshments and homemade cakes will be on offer.

Studios will be open every weekend in May including Bank Holidays, but to avoid disappointment please refer to the Art in Ditchling Trail website or brochure for more details.

Jane Hopkinson 1&2 Leather handbags
Rebecca Cragg 3 Floral design
Calligraphy and Design 4 Calligraphy, Watercolour Painting, Animal Portraits
Kate Baker Brown 5 Dyeing with Plants
The Print Apothecary 6 Sculptural botanical prints cast in plaster
The Natural Basketry Studio 7
Julie Rignell Contemporary basketry
Gillian Goldfarb Ceramics
Gill Nicholls Quilt-making
Philip Dunn 9 Painting, prints and picture framing
David Eaton 12 Vintage textile design archive
Bernadina Lloyd 14 Painting, drawing, prints, cards
The Saturday Dress 15 Vintage fashion
Katie Fitzsimmons 18 Fitz and Friends tailoring

Type of venue:



  • Refreshments
  • Easy parking
  • Workshops/demonstrations
  • Disabled access
  • Card Payment Facility
  • Tap water refill available
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Dumbrells Court Road, Ditchling, BN6 8GT

Decomposition Composition with H
Bernadina Lloyd

Two colourfully striped deckchairs on the Brighton Pier at sunset.  The setting sun, in an orange sky, casts the shadows of the filigree railings of the pier through the backs of the deckchairs, which are facing the viewer.

Tomorrow's Another Day
Philip Dunn

A selection of contemporary basketry pieces arranged on a shelving unit

Fading - The Natural Basketry Studio
Julie Rignell

 A picture of the workshop sign guiding people to the studios

Turner Dumbrells Workshop signpost
Kate O' Donnell

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