I welcome groups of all ages and have a policy of not charging for our demonstrations. I do however, welcome donations, which can be placed in our local charity boxes when leaving. I would usually appreciate at least a months notice and for a group of say 20, I would suggest splitting the group in two and I would give two 10 – 15 minute demonstrations. Anytime from 11 am to 3.30 pm. Summer is an especially busy time on the Island and I would advice groups avoid this time. I can provide some FAQ sheets which may be useful for school trips/visits. There is also a pottery on site. Please see the links page.
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Recomendation from Barbara Flechais - French teacher.
If you're visiting the Isle of Wight with a school group, a trip to Arreton Barns Craft Centre is well worth planning and Paul Critchley will delight students of any age with demonstrations of his unusual and original style of glass sculpting. I have been taking groups of teenagers from schools in France to visit the centre for several years and they are always fascinated to watch Paul at work and listen to his explanations – in either English or French – of how he creates his sculptures and how glass can be used in other fields. Definitely a visit worth fitting in to your timetable.