Image by Hannah Earl

Somerset Art Works ran Create + Place workshops at Priorswood Christmas Market last week, lovely to witness all ages taking part and making seasonal table decorations. We welcomed family groups, toddlers, teenagers, older members of the community, sibling groups making a present for mum and parents grabbing a few minutes to be creative themselves – very exciting to see what everyone made!


The creative workshop involved using a variety of both bought and foraged, fresh and dried materials in order to provide a range of shapes and textures for the community to work with. There was plenty of scope for creativity, as well as to illustrate what can be made from foraged and natural materials that they could find themselves in the future.

The aim was to provide an activity that was both accessible and enjoyable to a wide range of ages and abilities. For participants to have fun in being creative, to make something that they were proud of and that they could enjoy at home over the festive period, as well as to encourage them to try other creative activities in the future.

Some lovely comments during the workshop:
‘Wow this is absolutely awesome, look what I have made’
‘I’d love to have people like you here more often, this is what this place needs’
‘It’s so nice to have a bit of time on my own to make something’


Somerset Art Works (SAW) with Tilda Rose Floristry, film by Hannah Earl.

SAW is a partner in the new Create + Place project with Somerset West and Taunton Council and Fuse, developing a programme of creative opportunities across both Priorswood and Halcon.

With funding from Somerset West and Taunton Council, Arts Council England.

With thanks to Priorswood Community Centre.


Published on December 12, 2019 // Sarah Adey