News&Past Events


Our Annual Exhibition ran for three days – Friday 10th  – Sunday 12th November. It was a great opportunity to view our range of work, and to purchase exquisite, hand-made items at knock-down prices!  During the weekend we ran  demonstrations of pottery and painting. There were great Christmas gifts, and  hopefully we inspired others to join one of our regular groups!


Here’s some examples of the lovely works which were on display.





2017 – Work in Progress


Our potters knew how to ‘throw’ a good party (sorry folks…but it is Christmas) this week. Cheers to everyone and they’ll be back ready and raring next year!2016-12-22-photo-00000801CHRISTMAS PARTY

Our annual Christmas party took place on Monday December 12. Thanks to everyone who came along and for the terrific organisers. Many thanks.




The annual exhibition and sale on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October was a great success. Above are a few examples of the lovely work completed by our members. Thankyou to everyone for your hard work.
This was an opportunity to welcome new members as well as a perfect opportunity to buy a few early and highly original works of art for Christmas presents.

 Congratulations to Mona (here dressed in glorious blue) celebrating her 100th birthday with friends from the centre. Mona has been a staunch supporter of Chorleywood Arts Centre since its inception and we thank her for her tremendous contribution. And thanks to Les (seen in the white shirt) for playing host and holding a marvellous meal.

Work in progress (June 2016)

Stunning silk scarves made by Heather Wears


Yellow patterned silk scarf by Heather Wears


David Mateus-Flynn working on a ceramic bird of prey


Heather Wears colourful silk painting


Shirley Mcardle completing silk greeting cards

Work in progress (February 2016)
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Avril Spence working on pottery head


Pottery figure by Avril Spence


Shirley Johnson’s decorative dish

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Dish in progress by Shirley Johnson

Community Notice Board
We will be soon be advertising events and happenings in the window of the stationer’s shop on the corner of New Parade in Chorleywood. We hope to spread the word a little further this way!
Our current membership stands at 105. But we have room for more…
Pop-In for Pop-Up
We are on the look out for a stall in a pop up shop in Chorleywood. Somewhere to display our work.  Watch this space for updates…
Quiz Night
The charity quiz evening in the Memorial Hall in Chorleywood was a great success – eight of our members joined in and took a table. The evening was deemed a huge success  and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Christmas Party – ‘Cheers’ everyone!


Help For Heroes

We received a lovely letter from the Help for Heroes Charity thanking us our donation. They said: “Generosity like yours enables the Charity to provide direct, practical support.”

So thankyou to all of you who bought a ceramic poppy which enabled us to make the contribution.

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Annual exhibition resounding success

After a rush of sales on the first day at this year’s exhibition – held on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November  – members were asked to bring in extra exhibits!  Thankyou to everyone who contributed and of course, to everyone who came along to make the two days a fantastic success.

N.B. £40 was raised for “Help for Heroes” with poppy sales.

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Birthday Surprise!


This month saw the 90th birthdays of both Cath Sharpe (0n the right of the top photo) and Dorothy Hughes, two of our most longstanding members. (over 25 years each…!)

To celebrate they were taken to lunch at The Gate for a surprise party. It was then back to the centre for a slice of delicious cake.

Congratulations to you both.


ANNUAL EXHIBITION – November 13/14

Please come along to our annual exhibition. You’ll be very welcome  – and it’s an opportunity to purchase unique and beautiful Christmas gift made by members of the centre.

Opening times are – Friday 13th November from 2.00 pm. to 6.00 p.m and Saturday 14th from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.


It was with great sadness we heard of the death of Anne Wright whose funeral was held at  St. Michael’s church in Chenies village on Friday October 23, 2015.
Anne was a prominent member of the centre and was chairman for many years.
She had an unusual artistic imagination  and was a very competent potter. Every thing she did she did well.
She had a very strong robust positive personality and was great to have as a friend.
So it is very hard- almost impossible- to think that she is no more.
 Some months ago she was interviewed for the web site (see below) and her usual robust positive personality shone through.
She was a force to be reckoned with.
Anne we miss you.
(Pam Naden)

July 6 – AGM. Midday


Thanks to everyone who turned up to this year’s AGM. Lovely to see you all. And of course, there was tasty snacks and a little wine for afters.048

And thanks to Pam Naden

DSCF2839After 15 years as lettings officer she has sadly decided to retire from the position. By way of thanks she was presented with a lovely fuschia plant by the committee.

In August Pam is being replaced by David Hudson.

Mosaic Master Class – Sat 18 April 2015

Thanks to Sylvie Bayliss and all those who attended the Mosaic Master Class. It was a resounding success!

Pottery demonstration great success

Thanks goes to Wendy Fowler for her fascinating and instructive pottery demonstration. There was a great turn out to enjoy the morning.


Pottery Demonstration – February 3, 11.30am
It has been suggested that it would be a good idea to have a little get-together of all potters, as we rarely get a chance to meet and exchange ideas/views. So as to tempt you all to come along, Wendy Fowler ( who supplies our clay) will do a small informal pottery demonstration.

She will be here on Tuesday, February 3. Wendy is a very good thrower and hand builder, and I am sure will answer any questions – relating to pottery! – that you put to her. She plans to show us: throwing narrow necked pots,  turning do, glazing difficult shapes and hopefully some hand building.

So: I would really like to see as many of you as possible, and most especially the group leaders, at 11.30am. Bring lunch if you like, I will bring some biscuits, and we can have a discussion about what needs doing in the pottery, before Wendy starts her demonstration around one o’clock.

Looking forward to seeing you all.


Christmas Party!

Thanks all those that came along to our Christmas get together. It’s always lovely to share a drink and have a chat!

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December 11th, Midday.

Members are very welcome to bring a small item of food to share.

Plus any art item priced under £12 that they wish to sell.

Hope to see you there!

 Pre Christmas Exhibition great success! 

We had a great turn out for the annual exhibition with plenty of excellent exhibits. We hope everyone enjoyed it!

Visitors included  Councillor Chris Lloyd  – chairman of Three Rivers Council who is photographed alongside Ken McArdle – chairman of CCAC.P1030698



AGM – July 7

There was a marvellous turn out for this year’s AGM. Followed by delicious nibbles and a drink. Thankyou all for coming and participating.

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One Response to News&Past Events

  1. Heather says:

    Pure silk takes dye like nothing else; the colours, the luxury. It is a perfect gift for my overseas friends. They are delighted to receive a unique gift which looks so good, feels expensive, and furthermore is as light as a feather to pop into a Christmas card.

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