Sharing the love

We had a fantastic weekend at Port Eliot Festival surrounded by fellow craftspeople in the Hole & Corner Makers Tent, sharing our love of making with young and old.  Sean, Hattie, Ben and Joe were inundated with festival goers wanting to create something with their own hands.  Our workshop was a constant hive of activity with boot jacks, egg boards and bats being  planed, sanded and painted.  For some people it was the first time they had ever made anything. Whether just 4 years old or 80, the sense of satisfaction and enjoyment of making was plain to see on everyone’s faces.  It was a real pleasure to give people a little taste of our world.

Outside the workshop we pulled in anyone who was passing to join us with the making of our own Hole and Corner which grew throughout the week as people selected, sawed and screwed pieces of waste timber to the frame. Each piece had a story, coming from one of the many projects that we’ve worked on over the last few weeks.  People added to the story by making their own marks and it now lives on in the grounds of Port Eliot, overlooking the estuary and viaduct. We can’t think of a nicer spot to retreat to for some peace and contemplation.







Posted on: 4th August, 2015 By: Benchmark Category: About Us| Craftsmanship| Events & Exhibitions