Childwickbury Art Fair 2019

Another fabulous Art Fair in the grounds of Childwickbury manor, Harpenden a wonderful event with demonstrations, live music and activities for all the family. We were set up in the stable block surrounded by marquees with 60 extremely talented artists and makers. Many thanks to all the visitors and their lovely comments, many of our pieces have gone to new homes.

New Commissions

Latest pair of hare paintings went to their new home at the weekend.

June 30th 2019

By the power of magic Bonker*s Clutterbucks will be in two places at once this very Sunday. Peter will be at Treacle market, Macclesfield with last remaining rugs and lots of lovely Turkish klilim cushions and Kate will be at Crafted by Hand in Masham Town Hall, Nr Ripon 10 – 4. Both events host a plethora of talented makers so if you’re near either do pop by and say hello. Here’s a selection of some new diorama pieces that will be Yorkshire bound.

Wooden Animals Dummy Boards

Our hand cut and painted animals and birds on MDF are now available at the Mere Gallery, Bowness-on-Windermere. We will also be exhibiting pieces at the Masham Crafted by Hand event on Sunday 30th May near Ripon and at Childwickbury Arts Fair, Harpenden, Hertfordshire 5-7th July.

Childwickbury Art Fair

Excited to be taking part in Childwickbury Art Fair again this July for 3 days only with 60 other artists and makers. 2 for the price of one on Friday 5th, details below.

Platform Gallery Craft Open 2019

We’re excited to be taking part in the Platform Gallery’s 2019 Craft Open, Clitheroe which begins today and runs until 30th June.



Kilim Cushions Galore!

We have stocked up on some exquisite vintage kilim cushions all the way from a family business in Turkey that up-cycles the fabric. We will be taking them to Treacle market this Sunday, which happens to be mother’s day so if you’re anywhere near Macclesfield, we hope to see you there!

Bird Dioramas

Here’s a selection of some of our new diorama pieces with wild birds

Roman River Ribble Board Game

We’ve been working with Mirador to create board game centred on the history of Ribchester and the River Ribble during the Roman occupation, which was factual, educational and fun. Ribchester was a significant location for the Romans with a fort and larger settlement. Ribchester linked Hadrian’s wall and Lancaster to Manchester, York. The Ribchester hoard consisting of numerous items of cavalryman’s possessions most notable a ceremonial helmet now held at the British Museum, was stumbled upon by a 13yr old boy in 1796. We trialled our board game entitled “Bremetennacum”, the Roman name for Ribchester in two schools working with a total of 78 children. We visited years 3, 4, 5 & 6 at St Wilfred’s Primary, Ribchester and year 4 at St Stephen’s, Preston each school situated near the River Ribble, one rural one urban. The game was a big hit at both schools and we are exploring the idea of a Viking version exploring the history of the Vikings on the Ribble and the Cuerdale Hoard.

Eggsmas at the Egg Factory

Really looking forward to taking part in this years Eggsmas Christmas fair at the Egg Factory this Sunday 9th 11 – 5pm