Spring workshops at Chedworth Roman Villa

Lady displaying jewellery

As the days are getting lighter and the air is getting warmer, our energy levels are refreshed and we start turning new plans and ideas into reality. At Chedworth Roman Villa there are workshops this spring to let you experiment with your creativity and learn skills that can help you change the look of your home, garden and even your own style.

On 4 March, Richard Kerwood of Windrush Willow led a one-day workshop making willow garden structures. He used some of the ancient weaving techniques invented by the Romans and everyone who came along had a good time. Look out for Richard returning next year.

Jewellery making has become more accessible than ever before - in the form of a new material – silver clay, which turns to pure silver when fired. Our Silver jewellery workshop on 11 March is a perfect opportunity to try this new medium and create something unique. You could refresh your jewellery collection or make a gift to someone special. Or, as Mother’s day is coming up, inviting your mum to join the workshop might be a perfect gift, too.

The Silver jewellery workshop must be pre-booked on 0344 249 1895. More details can be found in the What’s on section below.

If you would like to freshen up the décor of your home, small changes might be all it takes to make an impact. Inspired by the Roman mosaics and the increased springtime activity of songbirds, which you can watch on the bird table beside the Victorian lodge, we are running a mosaic workshop making beautiful bird-shaped mosaics on 6 May. Using traditional tiles, broken china and glass you can create gorgeous eye-catching mosaics that can be hung on a wall or displayed as a sculptural piece. Artist Sadie Rowlands will guide you through the process and provide all materials and tools needed. Lunch and cake is included. This workshop is available to book from the beginning of April.