Bill Amberg Studio at Port Eliot 2016 with Hole & Corner magazine

We are happy to announce the Bill Amberg Studio team will be making our second appearance at Port Eliot in Cornwall from 28th – 31st July as part of the Maker’s Tent run by Hole & Corner magazine. On offer will be a long weekend full of workshops, demonstrations and talks that offer festival-goers the chance to learn a new skill or hone an existing one while hearing more about the practices and processes of some of the finest designer makers in the UK.

Bill and his team of expert leather crafters will present a pouch-making workshop, giving visitors the chance to hone in on traditional techniques from hand-stitching to riveting and bevelling to create their very own leather pouch. The team of artisans draws from the age-old disciplines of case making, saddlery and bookbinding – often using tools and methods that have remained unchanged for centuries – in order to deliver beautiful contemporary leatherwork that lasts. Here at Bill Amberg Studio, we harness the best of one of nature’s most versatile and adaptable resources with an unrivalled creativity in a host of different ways and invite festival-goers to come and experience this ancient material up close.

The leather pouch making workshops will be held on the below days and times:

Friday 2:00pm – 4.30pm
Saturday 10.30 – 1:00pm
Sunday 10.30 – 1:00pm

Other designer-makers who are taking part this year includes Lola Lely with Shibori cloth workshops, Clogmaking demonstrations by Jeremy Atkinson, ceramicists Stephanie  Buttle and Laura Lane plus many more.

Further to a range of workshops, the days will be accompanied by suitably atmospheric music by Amateurism and special guests. After 5pm there’ll be live music curated by Prah Recordings (a new label from Moshi Moshi Records) with an eclectic programme of acoustic sets from across the musical spectrum.

Further information on the Hole & Corner Maker’s Tent can be found here.

Further information on the Hole & Corner Maker’s Tent can be found here.

Bill Amberg Studio at Port Eliot 2015