Storm Hannah Strikes…

A very sad day at the Tithebarn Workshops today as Storm Hannah brings down one of the two beautiful cherry trees in our garden…

During morning coffee in the garden we heard a loud crack and discovered a big split appearing down the centre of the trunk. We were literally dialling the landlord’s number when down half of it came, narrowly missing the tea shop window. We then had to rope off the other half and pull it into the garden, away from the Workshops.

A great shame that this magnificent tree couldn’t make it through this latest storm as they have been such a feature of the gardens here for so many years. Let’s just hope that the remaining tree, outside SerenArts Gallery, can stand strong on its own.

It is business as usual down here at the Workshops, but at some point we will have to cut up the debris, so there may be a nice supply of cherry wood for the fires this coming winter.


Netflix at the Tithebarn

tithebarn workshops netfllix filming

We took this photo this morning as filming got underway at the Tithebarn area on a Netflix production called ‘Cursed’. It has meant a bit of disruption for us down here at the Workshops but nice to see our town appearing in a big production. We particularly liked the ‘period’ steaming straw / dung pile!

You can still get down to us here at SerenArts, but it would be easier to park in the Station Car Park and stroll round by the river.

More 3D Artwork

Serena has started another two pieces of her 3D artwork and here is the first…

serena pugh 3D art

Painted with oil on board… see if you can guess what the subject will be?!

The other work is a few layers further on and a bit more obvious what the subject is…

serena pugh 3D art

They are both yet to have their air dry clay additions added so we’ll keep you posted as they progress.

We are already getting some very favourable comments from customers in the gallery and it certainly gets people talking when they see Serena working on them. The completed pieces will be making it to the walls soon.

A BIG Thank You

Everyone at the Tithebarn Workshops would like to just say a big thank you to everyone who came down last night to enjoy our Artisan Extravaganza…

(Apologies for the quality of the images!)

We had a great evening with music, mulled wine, nibbles and a bit of early Christmas shopping.  With the fire blazing and marshmallows toasting it was truly a lovely atmosphere and there are already plans for another event soon.

Artisan Extravaganza Date Change

We have regrettably had to change the date of our Artisan Extravaganza due to adverse weather conditions… it will now be held on Friday 16th November 2108…

artisan extravaganza tithebarn workshops

We would like to apologise to everyone who was planning to come down to the Workshops but felt that it would be better for all to rearrange the event to what will hopefully be a slightly less damp evening!

We hope to see you all on the new date.

Bradford on Avon Christmas Cards

So here we go then… the Christmas promo push!

We have produced a range of Christmas cards depicting festive local scenes which are now available at SerenArts Gallery

If you would like a bit of Bradford on Avon festive cheer why not come down to the Tithebarn Workshops and pick up some these lovely cards.

serenarts gallery bradford on avon christmas cards

If you would prefer to have your photos or artwork on your Christmas cards then we can help you with that too.  Contact us for more information.

Refurb!

Coo… what a palaver!

Well haven’t we had fun and shenanigans since Sunday evening?  We had one of those big ideas to revamp the gallery and here we are… it’s Wednesday and still the floor isn’t dry!  Still, it’s nothing that a few well placed rugs hasn’t resolved.

It’s been a couple of days of hard graft, but we now have a completely new collection of photographic art adorning the walls, beautiful new window displays (please don’t ask about the origami birds though!) and a lovely bright new floor.

You might also notice from the photos above that we will shortly be offering our unique range of glass art lamps again.  We’re very excited about these as it’s been a few years since we’ve been able to get the blank lamps.

We hope to see everyone down here at the Tithebarn Workshops soon.