Artisans on the Hill is Completely Different! Combining an amazing craft gallery, superb coffee lounge, fun craft workshops and B&B.
Have you ever said to yourself, "I'd love to have a go at that!?? Well now is your chance. At Artisans Retreat there are a variety of beginners' craft workshops on offer, including wood turning, kiln formed glass, silk painting, paper tole, candle-making, counted cross stitch, precious metal clay, screen printing, Hebel sculpture to name but a few. As well, there are a variety of art classes in the planning stages.
As well as the workshops, Artisans on the Hill is also an exceptional gallery full of beautifully crafted items by over forty different artisans from Emerald in Queensland to Tasmania. Locally created pieces are a feature of the gallery.
Materials used include wood, metal, and glass. We have several other talented artisans, who use a variety of materials and skills to fashion items both stunning and unique, from mosaics to silk, from lace-making to carved emu eggs, from jewellery to counted cross stitch and from hand spun alpaca scarves to pure glycerine soaps. There are always exciting new additions being made to the collection.
A purchase from the gallery may be for a special gift, to be used as a specific interior design focus in a home or office, as a personal indulgence or an addition to one's own collection.
The other feature of Artisans Retreat is our beautifully presented coffee lounge. As you sit and eat the mouth-watering morning and afternoon teas, or delicious light lunches with wonderful coffee, you will enjoy the spectacular views down the Manning Valley. Late afternoon cheese platters may be enjoyed with BYO wine or champers.
You can now relax at Artisans Bed & Breakfast. Three bedrooms (one King and two Queen size) are now available for guests to stay onsite whilst participating in one or more of the Artisans Retreat workshops, or just use as a base to Unlock the Secrets of the magnificent Manning Valley. Accommodation includes breakfastand evening meals are available, eating with the family. Other options for use of the accommodation include craft, or other cultural groups, using the facilities for a weekend (or longer) retreat.