New - Kitchenalia - exploring the ordinary with line and wire in Derbyshire

Kitchenalia - exploring the ordinary using Line and Wire.


If you are a keen cook, you are sure to have a fine collection of kitchenalia in your home, with pots and drawers rammed full of whisks, fish slices and ladles. We value them for their practical use to help use create our favourite dishes, but I feel we should also look at the satisfying range of shapes and forms in their design. Who can resist a set of 1960’s utensils with their lovely painted handles?

Join Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio to explore the shapes and patterns found in kitchenalia. With a particular focus on exploring line, we will experiment with a number of materials and processes to create lively and imaginative drawings, before we try our hand at developing images using a fine and flexible wire. Who wouldn’t want to create a wire fish or a decorative wire utensil?

This one day workshop is suitable for both beginners or folks who have experience with a range of creative processes and techniques.

Liz will host this workshop at her home studio. The venue is beautifully presented with handcrafted workbenches and a wood burner, with views into the village; the village of Carsington lies on the edge of the Peak District.

About the tutor
Liz is a versatile and experienced artist, teacher and maker, with a particular interest in sculpture and printmaking. Following the completion of a Fine Arts degree at Loughborough University and subsequent post graduate studies, she returned to Derbyshire, where for over 25 years she has lived and worked. With her husband and a cat called Bert, Liz lives in the small village of Carsington on the edge of the Peak District.

It is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates; should you wish to book 3* places for friends and family, the cost is £79 per person or £89 each for 2 people.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 3* and costs £79: including materials and the use of equipment, plus refreshments throughout the day; just bring lunch - slippers are optional.

Please select 'chat with the maker' if you would like to contact the course organiser in advance of booking with any queries or requests.

*COVID19 update
Until further notice, to allow for social distancing, workshop places at a The Slipper Studio will be reduced from 5 to 3. A large workbench will be provided for each person, with individual materials and equipment. In line with government advice, a new cleaning regime is in place and you will need to wear a facial covering/mask for limited times during workshops.


Liz Wellby at Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker


The Slipper Studio

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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