Ridware Arts

Artists’ studios and workshops founded in 2002 by Deborah Walker RI, RSMA and Ian Hunter bespoke picture framer of ‘Hunter Frames’, who also run a 3 term programme of recreational drawing and watercolour classes throughout the year, alongside one day workshops in a variety of media and occasional 3 day courses in both painting and printmaking. NB. If the Workshop program states that a workshop is fully booked, please contact for possible cancellations.

Terms and conditions: Classes and workshops can be booked in person, by telephone or email.  All payments by cheque / cash should be made at the time of booking and made payable to ‘the gallery @ Ridware Arts Limited’. Cheques will not be cashed until the beginning of term, or after the date of the workshop. Payment can be made by BACS to Account number: 35414765 Sort Code: 09-01-28. Please confirm payment by BACS by email. No refunds can be given unless cancelled by Ridware Arts, by the participant with at least 2 weeks notice, or in cases of illness supported by a doctor’s note. Materials are not supplied, unless otherwise stated in the programme, although limited or specialist materials may be available to purchase on the day.

Workshop program: click here

’the gallery @ Ridware Arts’

The gallery is situated in the heart of rural Staffordshire, surrounded by open farmland and bounded by the River Blyth. Built on the site of the original farmhouse, the gallery is part of Ridware Arts and the location of Deb Walker’s studio.

The farm itself dates back to the nineteenth century and is still a working arable farm today, whilst also housing a busy community of diverse, individual businesses. Web: www.blythehousefarm.co.uk 
The local area is renowned for walking and fishing and is only 9 miles north of the historic city of Lichfield. In a world of mass production ‘the gallery’ has a passion for the individual and unique, with a direct link to the artist or maker.

We accept:

Visa        Mastercard         Visa Debit

Art Purchase Plan available for payments by instalments

Opening times:  Thursday to Saturday from 10am – 4pm throughout the year. At other times please telephone or email, because if we’re in, we’re open!