Welcome to Burning Bush Barn!

'its just so nice to be in a real place of rest. I feel my shoulders drop in here. Thank you!'

When we are able to be generally open, our hours are 1-4pm Thursdays to Sundays. However we are sometimes closed between major events or exhibitions. If you unsure, do please check before setting out on your journey to visit us!
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When small is beautiful!

Yesterday Wendy and Dolores led 'Small Letters' a lovely workshop here at the Barn exploring the skills involved in designing and making illuminated letters.

After designing our own image we copied it on to our 'proper' paper. We then learnt the tricky art of applying gesso to our image, using a feather or stick, trying not to get it where it shouldn't be!

We were lucky enough to be able to work with real (23c) gold leaf, which had to be applied carefully over the gesso. The gold dust floating around the room was beautiful too!

We then painted around the gold to complete our designs.
A wonderful, relaxing but contemplative time - thank you Wendy and Dolores!!

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