Open Studios

Dates : 15th September ~ 7th October
Opening Times : 10am-6pm Weekends only – Free Entry
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham, Suffolk IP17 1LS
For more information : 

More about Open Studios

Each autumn White House Farm and the Alde Valley Spring Festival offer a range of Workshop Residencies to selected local artisans and makers. The purpose of these is to support local crafts and heritage skills. The workshop spaces are closed on weekdays but open at weekends as a small trail of farmyard Open Studios. For ! Cornucopia ! 2018 the Workshop Residencies and Open Studios are linked to the farm’s Hedge Quarters where you can pick up information sheets about individual makers and their work. The Open Studios also offer demonstrations. All makers also have work for sale or available for commission – please ask at the ! Cornucopia ! Sales Desk in the barns.

List of Makers for Open Studios

The following artists and makers have all received residency workshops for ! Cornucopia 1 2018 and are taking part in the Open Studios. Their practices cover a wide range of arts, crafts and heritage skills. A map of the Open Studios is available in the farm barns at the Sales Desk and in the farm’s Hedge Quarters.

 For more information  about individual makers please email :


Alice-Andrea Ewing

! Cornucopia ! 2018 sees the launch of a new year-long residency linked to the walled Kitchen Garden at Great Glemham House and Alice’s ongoing bronze casting project Pomarius – ahead of Alde Valley Spring Festival 2019. 

Sharon McMullin + Buzz Mitchell

Beautiful hand crafted stained glass by Sharon and sea-glass and stone jewellery by Buzz – on display and for sale.

Nienke Jongsma / Studio Vandertas

Handmade leather bags, purses and wallets for sale including the Great Glemham Range. Please note Studio Vandertas is  OPEN WEEKDAYS and YEAR ROUND by appointment. Contact : 

Jon Warnes

Wood turning, handmade spoons, stools, benches and bowls for sale. Willow work also undertaken. SEASONAL COURSES in Shed Building, Green Woodwork, Spoon Carving also available at the farm. Contact : 

Otis Luxton

Musical instrument maker and chairmaker. Recipient of Alde Valley Spring Festival
2018 Mendlesham Chair Residency. 

Jim Parsons

Chairmaker and furniture maker. Famous locally for his beautiful signature chairs : the Sandling, Wenhaston and Cransford + handmade Suffolk Settles.

Eilidh Allan

Handmade jewellery, including necklaces, bracelets, torques, rings and Celtic designs. Silver jewellery a speciality. Work for sale and commissions undertaken.

Tobias Ford

Knife making forge. Hand forged / handmade kitchen knives available for sale and made to order, including bespoke commissions made with selected metal/wood.

Boris Aldridge

Tilemaker and designer – Boris will be working on new tiles and selling examples of new / recent designs, including his beautiful lusterware tiles.

Saul Hunt

Tree surgeon and chainsaw work. Static Display. See ‘Big Table Workshop’ below for examples of slab tables. Tree surgery work undertaken. Mobile 07756 894337.

Marisa Formicola  / The Farmyard Classroom

FLOURISHING WITH THE ARTS & NATURE offers weekly sessions for home-schooled children aged 6-12 years old and a Parent & Child group using a Steiner-Waldorf curriculum. Contact : 

Sarah Butters / Wool Work

Continuing from a Wool Residency in 2017, Sarah will be demonstrating spinning and wool work at weekends – with selected fleeces for sale.

Big Table Workshop

Big oak / ash / cedar slab tables made to order.

Jason Gathorne-Hardy

Drawing studio with works in progress. Drawings for sale.

Health & Safety Notes

White House Farm, the venue of the Alde Valley Spring Festival and ! Cornucopia !, is a working sheep farm with livestock and farm animals onsite. Please keep to Open Farm areas and waymarked routes at all times. Please be aware of uneven ground in places. Families and children are welcome. Please ensure children are supervised at all times. Farmyard WCs are open to visitors. Farm Nature Walks are also open during ! Cornucopia !  Free parking. Wheelchair access to most Exhibition barns. Come by foot, bike or car share.  NO DOGS PLEASE.


  • Bronzes of livestock and animals
    by Juliet Simpson for sale.

  • Paintings and drawings by Tessa Newcomb, Emma Green and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • Families and children are welcome to the farm - no dogs please !

  • Farm Nature walks open daily during ! Cornucopia !

  • Hedge Quarters :

    Pop up Tea Rooms open daily 10am - 6pm 15th Sept - 4th Oct. Details >


  • 'Hefted' :

    An autumn exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculpture

  • Autumn Writing Residencies : 

    Sean Hewitt, Melissa Harrison, Tim Richardson, Louise Gray.

  • New works on show by Maggi Hambling and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • The Suffolk Chair Collection :

    An exhibition of over 50 antique and contemporary Suffolk Chairs. Details >


  • Pesta Nukenen :

    An exhibition of basketry from our sister festival in Borneo

  • Farm Suppers on Thursday evenings :

    30th Sept, 27th Sept & 4th October. Details >


  • Meet the Makers!

    Open studios at weekends 10am - 6pm - Details >

Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
The Festival Shop

Stocking a range of unusual cards, books, walking sticks and other handmade items made on the farm & by local artisans. Details >
The Suffolk Chair Collection

The Collection of original early – mid nineteenth century Ball Backs has been set up as a design reference collection. Details >

Icon Painting in the Alde Valley

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Food Adventures

We have listed some of the Alde Valleys outstanding food businesses.
Places to Stay

The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels.
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