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Dukeries Community Workshop

Contact name: Alan Perry
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almost 8 years
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Maker's bio

1986- Unemployment was high. Members of the Adult Unemployed Centre expressed a desire to use workshop facilities. As school roles fell under used accommodation was identified. In April, a project submission was put before the Dukeries Complex Council of Management and a steering group was set up. Establishment of a fourteen-week pilot scheme to commence in July. This was successful. Today in 2023 we have over 150 users and are open 5 days a week and Monday/Tuesday Evenings

Courses, kits & gifts

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Informal Woodworking Session - Monday Evenings
Next date: 15th Apr 2024
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Regular kiln fused glass classes - Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton
Next date: 18th Apr 2024
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Regular Silver Jewellery Making Workshop
Next date: 18th Apr 2024
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Stained glass weekly course - Wednesday afternoons at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton
Next date: 17th Apr 2024
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Walking stick making - Friday mornings, come and make a stick with Bill at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton
Next date: 19th Apr 2024
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Woodworking drop in workshop sessions - Tuesdays at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton
Next date: 16th Apr 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
6 Apr 24'

Jayne Blackburn reviewed: Stained glass weekly course - Wednesday afternoons at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton

"Hi Alan, really enjoyed the stained glass class on Wednesday afternoon. Thank you so much. "

Dukeries Community Workshop responded:

"You're very welcome, hope to see you again. Elaine will be so pleased you enjoyed the session. Regards Alan "

3 Mar 24'

Mark Fry reviewed: Stained glass weekly course - Wednesday afternoons at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton

"Very good tutor I enjoyed the course very much and shall be carrying on broadening my skills."

Dukeries Community Workshop responded:

"Hi Mark very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. I will pass your kind comments onto Elaine our stained glass teacher. Hope to see you again. Regards Alan "

11 Feb 24'

Linda reviewed: Woodworking drop in workshop sessions - Tuesdays at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton

"I had a fantastic day at this community workshop, where the expertise of the three volunteers was invaluable. I was able to progress greatly with my novice-project, learning new skills with a lot of equipment that was new to me (not having had access to woodwork through my schooling, from a bygone era). It was also great seeing other participants working on their own very diverse projects. They were really helpful with their impressive skills too. It was a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, and well worth the long journey for the day. Thank you, but beware - I'll be back!"

Dukeries Community Workshop responded:

"Hi Linda, it was a pleasure to meet you. We wish you every success with your project and hope to see you again Regards Alan "

10 Feb 24'

Andrew Lane reviewed: Walking stick making - Friday mornings, come and make a stick with Bill at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton

"I had a brilliant time and am going back to finish my stick. Everyone was so kind and Bill is a natural teacher. Gives the basics and lets you have a go whilst always ready to help and answer questions. "

Dukeries Community Workshop responded:

"Thank you Andrew, I will pass your comments onto Bill. Pleased you enjoyed yourself Alan l"

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