Located on the banks of the River Stort in Harlow, Parndon Mill was formerly a flour mill. Now a talented and diverse community of artists, craftspeople, designers, creative activity and architects occupy thirty studios where they share ideas and use their different skills to collaborate on creative work. Several of the artists exhibit and market their work internationally.
Creative Activity In Essex
Workshops and classes are held in the studios and also in The Project Space, an airy, well equipped room which can also be hired for arts-related activities, meetings and talks. Classes in a wide variety of arts and crafts suit complete beginners along with those who want to develop their talents further. Glassblowing is particularly popular. The Gallery at Parndon Mill plays an active part in Harlow’s community, promoting the arts through a dynamic programme of exhibitions. The annual Glasshaus show is a highlight, featuring artists at the forefront of working in glass. There is always an array of paintings, original prints and crafts to be seen here.
Art Gallery And Artist Studio
Open Studios weekend on 20th and 21st July 2019 offers an insight into creative practice, demonstrations and opportunities to “have a go”. During the rest of the year visitors are welcome to view a studio by appointment to see the work or discuss a commission. The 20th & 21st July 2019 is the only time the whole site is open to the public. The rest of the year it’s only the Gallery.
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“An incredible space for learning and creativity”
“Brilliant environment, an asset to the arts in Harlow”
“I had a wonderful glass making lesson with Jon Lewis. Very informative, well taught lesson. Came away with some nice glass pieces.”
For more information visit the Parndon Mill website.