News&Past Events

The Antarctica come to Chorleywood Community Arts Centre…


These wonderful little chaps made by David and Caroline won the pottery penguin competition, and the full colony below.






Christmas Party December 2019

Chorleywood Community Arts Centre Exhibition and Sale 2019



ANNUAL EXHIBITION 18th-20th Oct 2019

All welcome. Please come along.  This is a chance to enjoy and buy our pottery, paintings, silk works and embroidery.  Open each day 10am-4pm.




We are taking part in Village Day on the Common on Saturday July 13th. 


Extra pairs of hands would be greatly appreciated to help set up (8.30am here) or pack away (3.45pm at the stall).

We will be selling a limited selection of items – please ask your group leader for details.

Please bring your family and friends along!




AGM – 2019

This years’ AGM will be held on Monday July 15th at 12 noon at the Centre. Everyone is welcome. There will be food and drink afterwards and a chance to chat to people from other groups. Do please come along.





Our fabulous annual exhibition takes place on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November.  Every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  Superb Christmas gifts for sale, including, pottery, paintings, silk paintings, all beautifully unique and hand crafted. There will also be silk painting, pottery and embroidery demonstrations on the Saturday. Free parking opposite the centre. All welcome.




Saturday 14th July, 12 noon to 4 p.m.  We’ll have two tables and be publicising the Centre and what we do. There will be paintings and ceramics made by members to view and for sale.  Everyone is welcome, so come and have a chat and find out what we do.





Members recently took part in a six week course on Stained glass mosaics. Here are some of the wonderful results.









Silk painters and artists from the C.C.A.C worked together to create hand painted animal silk banners for Chinese New Year.
These can be seen fluttering around the clock for Chinese New Year at Chesham Market Square, starting on February 17, 10am- 2pm.
The Art Centre has also been asked to help on Chorleywood Village Day by producing silk banners to go down the avenue in celebration of this event.
The Art Centre is looking forward to encouraging people to help with this event with a view to joining our friendly groups.
TIGER Shirley McArdle; COCKERAL Christine Davidson; RABBIT Pierce Walsh
SNAKE Cathy Hudson; ALL SYMBOLS Jane Worthington






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.









 Congratulations to Mona seen here in glorious blue celebrating her 100th birthday with friends from the centre. Mona, (now 101!) 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.








Birthday Surprise!


We celebrated the 90th birthdays of both Cath Sharpe 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.




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)


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.


















1 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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