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October Craft Month

This October find out just what makes Farnham worthy of being a World Craft City. 

Throughout the month, you can take part in a programme of activities designed for you to develop your crafting skills and interest, discover professional makers who work in the Farnham community and to see the work of some of England’s very best craftspeople. 

A flavour of what’s happening

Surrey Artists’ Open Studios presents Makers in Shop Windows, these pop-up exhibitions are located in shops in the town centre from 3 to 31 October.

Travel the World Craft Town Trail to visit makers in their studios and find out more about their work.

From 7 October, see the new Farnham Sculpture in Waggon Yard which was commissioned to celebrate Craft Town Farnham. The Craft Town Public Art Commission was awarded to David Mayne following a vote by the local community. 

Take part in an hour-long Pottery History Tour for an exclusive view into the history of Farnham Pottery, the traditional production methods employed over the years and current activities. 

Another Brick in the Wall is a whole community art installation, which will be built from bricks designed and created by the public.

Get out in the fresh air at Farnham Heath and enjoy Heathland Artworks – an inspirational trail of 12 installations by students from the UCA. 

Make yourself a piece of silver jewellery or give it somebody as a special gift for Christmas in a jewellery workshop

Programme of activities 

See the full list of what’s happening.

You can also take a look at the special edition Craft Month supplements which were included inside the Farnham Herald on 10 September and 17 September.

Meet the Makers

Meet some of the makers who have made Farnham their home. You can see them at work in our new film.


Archive from past years