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Public invited to Grandey’s Place Heritage Craft Centre 

Entertainment / Wed 6th Jul 2022 am31 07:44am

THE public is invited to dive into the world of heritage crafts this summer and uncover for themselves the secrets behind the creation of beautiful handmade items.  Grandey’s Place Heritage Craft Centre near Green Tye in East Hertfordshire is opening its workshops and studios to the general public on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July 2022 for an unrivalled chance to see some of the UK’s finest master craftspeople and artists at work. 

Grandey’s Place was founded in 2019 by philanthropist and chocolate manufacturer Clive Beecham to help sustain the UK’s heritage crafts by helping talented artists rent affordable workspaces in order to make a living. Now it is home to nineteen craftspeople and businesses including stained glass making, ceramics, mosaics, figurative sculpture, leatherwork, orchestral stringed instrument restoration, floristry, millinery, upholstery, furniture making, bespoke tailoring, corsetry and horology.

The centre will be open to visitors from 10am till 4pm on each of our Open Days. Visits will run between 10am and 12:30pm then again between 1:30pm and 4pm. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Grandey’s Place on-site craft bakery, The Hadham Rolling Pin. There is no charge for the Open Days, but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to the charity Hertfordshire Community Foundation during your visit. The tours are particularly suitable for teenagers keen to learn about heritage crafts.

Grandey’s Place is located in the Hertfordshire countryside near Bishop’s Stortford and is a convenient drive from towns and villages in East Hertfordshire, West Essex and South Cambrigeshire. In order to ensure there is enough parking for everyone, it is essential that visitors reserve their (free) parking space via the Eventbrite link on the Grandey’s Place website – www.grandeysplace.co.uk.  There is no need to register if you are arriving on foot or by bike.

Most of our craftspeople offer short courses for those interested in learning more about a particular craft and all are open to commissions. More details will be available during tours of our studios and workshops. Masks may be required in certain studios. 

For those who are unable to make the July Open Days, Grandey’s Place also offers a limited number of pre-booked tours on the first Wednesday of the month. To book, please see the website www.grandeysplace.co.uk

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