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Wobage Makers Gallery – Christmas 2021

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

GooseWobage Makers Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-5pm up until Christmas. We close for business this year at 5pm on Thursday 23rd December.

Our Gallery is spacious and well-ventilated, and packed full of fresh stock for Christmas. Please join us for a quiet browse away from the bustle of the High Streets, a natter with one of the Wobage makers, coffee and a home-made mince-pie. HR9 7QP.

Please don’t be alarmed by the local road closure. Our B road is closed at the top of the junction with the A449 Ledbury Road. From the M50, please simply follow the diversion signs via the Phocle Green B-Road where you’ll arrive at the Moody Cow Pub. Simply turn left here at the T-junction, down the hill past the ‘Road Closed’ sign. The Wobage entrance is on the left side as you come back up the hill.

We very much look forward to seeing you. Buy local this Christmas and support your local community of artists. Thank you.

Wobage Makers Gallery – Christmas Opening 2020

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019


The Wobage Gallery is looking absolutely fantastic for Christmas, and is brimming with top quality stock from all our resident makers.

Patia has a fabulous and diverse range of stock in both Slip-decorated Earthenware, and Porcelain. Petra has been busy in the pottery once again, making her unique range of slab-built domestic ware, wood salt-fired alongside Jeremy’s wheel-thrown stoneware. Pet has also been prolific in the Print Shed in Madley, Jill Barnaby’s communal print workshop, where she has been printing a selection of collographs, complimenting her pots perfectly.

New to the Gallery this year, is Nina Casson McGarva’s wonderful and contemporary glass jewellery. Abstract shapes and careful juxtaposition of colour, make each pendant and pair of ear-rings a unique gift. Also on show, Kitchenwood and furniture by Ben Casson, Wildwicker baskets by Clyde Hoare, pots by Andrew & Clare McGarva and Sheila Herring, Jewellery by Clair Hodgson.

The Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-5pm, up until Saturday 21st December 2020. BUY LOCAL, BUY HAND-MADE THIS CHRISTMAS! Please join us, the makers,  for a natter, some fresh tea or coffee and a home-made mince-pie.

Wobage Makers Gallery, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 7QP. 01989 780495.

Wobage Christmas Exhibition 2018, final opening hours

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Version 2It’s been wonderful to see the Wobage Makers Gallery so busy up to Christmas. Our final opening hours are Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December, 10am- 5pm. Both Patia and Jeremy have both fired again subsequent to the Private View opening back in November, so there is still plenty of fresh and exciting new work to choose from. Also Kitchenwood by Ben Casson, baskets by Clyde Hoare, sculpture by Lucy Casson, pots by Sheila Herring. Why not escape the chaos of the High Streets and enjoy the quiet tranquility of shopping at Wobage for local hand-made gifts this Christmas!

The Gallery is officially closed in January and February. However if you’d like to drop by for a browse or to purchase something specifically over this winter period, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and arrange a day and time. 01989 780495.

Wobage Artisan Market September 2017

Friday, August 25th, 2017

locklampPlease join us at Wobage for WAM 2017,  a spectacular one-day market place of contemporary crafts and fine foods, on Saturday 16th September.

Hand-printed lino-cut wall papers, greetings cards, prints and textiles from Anneliese Appleby

‘Kitchenwood’ locally sourced wooden utensils designed and made by Wobage’s own Ben Casson, from spatulas to pizza peels.

Cowmeadow Flower Farm, with their organically grown, English country garden cut flowers.

Herbal Harmony, natural skincare and cosmetics from Monmouthshire

Luxury natural aromatherapy candles from Cotswold based ‘Hestia’s Flame’.

Locklamp, internationally renowned energy efficient lighting by Colin Chetwood and Nick Grant.

Contemporary blown glass from Kathryn Roberts, hand-made in the Brecon Beacons.

Sarah Tassell makes hand felted fibre art, inspired by natural form.

From the fine food producers you’ll delight in delicious cakes, ice-creams and sorbets, wood-fired pizza and a selection of locally produced ciders, perry, juices and beers.

Wobage Workshops, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye. HR9 7QP. Open 10am – 5pm.


h.Art and WAM taster workshops 2016

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

WAMstudiodemo.webh.Art, Herefordshire’s Open Studios event is fast approaching, kicking off with our Exhibition Private View on the evening of Friday 9th September. New to the Wobage Artisan Market for 2016 , WAM is delighted to be offering our visitors the opportunity to participate in a selection of taster workshops provided by several of it’s professional makers. These workshops will take place throughout the duration of the Artisan Market, on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September.

Discover your inner maker at our Taster Workshops under expert tuition: Basketry for children and adults with Clyde Hoare, Pottery for children and adults with Jeremy Steward, Lino-cut, Mono-Print and Direct Relief with Anneliese Appleby, Felt-Making with Pearl Taylor, Bookbinding with Sarah Jarrett-Kerr and Card Braiding with Mary Jolly. Resident Wobage potter Patia Davis will demonstrate wheel-throwing and slab-building of her stunning earthenware domestic-ware and the WAM talk for 2016: ‘Wobage, Mick Casson and his legacy’ Ben Casson will share with us the compelling 40 year history of Wobage; through it’s transformation from dairy farm to a thriving creative hub for pottery, basketry, jewellery and furniture making.

photo: Ben Boswell

Wobage Gallery Sale

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

bargains.March'16The Wobage Gallery opens for the season this weekend Saturday 5th March 10am, with a one day only bargain sale of seconds and old stock. Pots by Patia Davis, Sheila Herring, Petra Reynolds and Jeremy Steward and a few baskets from Clyde Hoare. DONT’ MISS IT, ONE DAY ONLY. Wobage Gallery is then open for the season, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm.



Petra Reynolds – New pots at Wobage Gallery

Friday, December 18th, 2015


This Saturday 19th December is the last chance before Christmas to choose from a selection of fabulous hand-made work from the Wobage Gallery, from pots and kitchen-wood to baskets, jewellery and textiles. Returning from a break from pot-making, Petra has a fantastic selection of her slab-built domestic ware, fresh and hot from the wood-salt kiln. Snap ‘em up, they are going fast!

Open 10am – 5pm Wobage Makers Gallery, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye. HR9 7QP. Tel. 01989 780495.

(The gallery is then closed in January and February, re-opening in March. During winter closure please ring for an appointment if you would like to look around the gallery.)



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Wobage Christmas Exhibition

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Please join us at Wobage for fresh coffee and mince pies for our Chrismas Exhibition. We’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Enjoy a break from the busy high-streets, a quiet shopping experience for quality hand-made. For further information, please visit our Wobage Gallery website.

Contemporary Ceramics, London

Monday, November 21st, 2011

candleholdersJeremy and Patia are currently exhibiting recent work at the new Contemporary Ceramics Centre in London. Contemporary Ceramics is newly situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, opposite the British Museum, a must visit for pot-lovers. It is the gallery arm of the CPA, the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain, of which Patia is a Professional member, and Jeremy a Fellow. There are many perks to joining the Association as an Associate member. For more information on this click here on CPA. If you are planning a visit to London, don’t miss a trip to the gallery. It consistently shows an excellent cross-section of studio ceramics. For more information on the gallery click here on Contemporary Ceramics.


Wobage Christmas exhibition 2011

Monday, November 21st, 2011
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The Wobage makers warmly invite you to our Christmas Exhibition. Please join us for a browse and a home-made mince pie and fresh cup of coffee or tea. The pies are warm and delicious! On display is a range of new work from all of the makers, with plentiful gift ideas for Christmas across a range of prices. This includes a selection of fantastic pots, hot from the many Wobage kilns, including new candle-holders from the potters. Also a new delivery of pots and tiles from Andrew and Clare McGarva in Burgundy, France.

From furniture maker Ben Casson, new hors-d’oeuvres serving trays, applewood spatulas, his regular trays and laughing boxes in many combinations of native hardwood including fumed oak, ash and walnut. We have a wonderful new display of Clare Casson’s hand-dyed and embroidered indigo textiles, from large bedspreads to smaller throws.

We most look forward to seeing you at Wobage on the weekends preceeding Christmas. The gallery is open Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. If you would like to meet up with one or more of the makers themselves to discuss a particular item or to make a commission, please e-mail using the contact form of this website or phone in advance. 01989 780495.