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Fifty Dorset Makers

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd July, 10am - 5pm, Wolfeton Riding House: 
Fifty Dorset Makers - A BOOK + SUPPORTING EXHIBITION. Examples of Dorset’s finest designer makers working in ceramics, glass, paper, stone, textiles, wood, minerals, and metals.

Work for sale and by commission. Making Dorset is the new, long term initiative of DVA, producers of Dorset Art Weeks Evolver magazine, the south west’s pre-eminent arts magazine, is celebrating its 100th edition Wolfeton Riding House is a spectacular, historically important building recently saved by the WRH Trust with major support from the Heritage Lottery Foundation.

Visit Making Dorset for more information.


Amanda at Work

Amanda and Charlie will be introducing you to various techniques and making processes.

These include learning how the manipulate glass, to shape and blow before adding colour, as well as learning how to etch, carve and polish the glass to achieve exquisite pieces for you to keep.

Find out more . . .

A Visit From HRH!

HRH, Prince Charles, paid a special visit to Notarianni Glass in May, whilst he was at the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts.  

Prince Charles observed the glass making process and admired some of their work. Amanda Notarianni commented: “It was lovely to welcome Prince Charles to the studios. He asked a lot of questions and talked about the similarities with his watercolour painting – how you can walk away from something, come back to it later and see it differently.”

HRH Prince Charles talking to Amanda Notarianni and Charlie Macpherson

HRH Prince Charles talking to Amanda Notarianni and Charlie Macpherson

New Premises

We have officially moved into the new studio at the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts. This exciting move comes after we decided to relocate to Dorchester in order to set up a practice that would enable us to focus on the scale and sculptural aspect of our work.  

Notarianni Glass @ The Engine Shed Poundbury

Sarah Drew, Director of the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts “We are thrilled that Notarianni Glass are moving onto the campus of the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts. There is nothing like seeing high quality craftsmen and women working to inspire us all. This is exactly what the centre stands for and wants to promote, through exhibition and quality teaching of the Arts.”

Amanda Notarianni “When we were looking for a new location for our business, Weymouth College’s Stonemasonry department really caught our eye. We were impressed with their craft and wanted to base our company close by. At the time of viewing possible locations we had no idea that we would end up right next to them. It’s great to know that we will be alongside like-minded creative individuals that value skill. We’re hoping to use stone within our work along the way, hopefully there will be the exchange of ideas that creativity thrives on.”

Charlie Macpherson “Living in Dorset and especially by the Jurassic coast is a beautiful and inspiring place. Moving to the Poundbury campus at the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts will enable us to grow our company through the ability to offer a range of workshops such as glass blowing, cold working the glass, and kiln work. We’re really looking forward to this new adventure.”