Welcome to the homepage of Furzebrook Studios, an exciting centre of industrious creativity in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.
Furzebrook Studios is located in an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ near Wareham. You’ll find a diverse range of arts and crafts folk at work – painting, drawing, print making, pottery & sewing.
Primarily, Furzebrook Studios are working studios where the residents work full time in their chosen discipline. Rachel Fooks, our resident potter, is currently mass producing ceramic travel cups in the hope that people will choose to buy them instead of using single use takeaway cups, whilst Anna Tayler, our prolific seamstress, has amazingly just made her 400th dress which will be posted abroad to help a child in Africa. You may have seen an article about Anna’a clothing in the Echo
As well as creating lovely things, Furzebrook Studios offer an interesting selection of occasional classes to attend. You can learn to (or improve) your drawing and painting skills or have a go at lino-printing with artist Julie Herring. Rachel Fooks does weekly pottery classes as well as ‘one-off’ sessions using both throwing and hand-building techniques. Seamstress Anna Tayler can guide you through using a sewing machine, teach you how to follow a dress-making pattern and many other fun projects.
There’s also a small exhibition space where you can purchase art and craft made at the studios and additionally, events are held throughout the year for you to enjoy.
Explore this website to find out more about the makers, what they do, the classes on offer and the programme of events Furzebrook Studios hold throughout the year.