News and Events

Looking for a new opportunity?

We're currently recruiting for a Cafe Manager for our lovely Gallery Cafe. With plenty of cake to keep you going and a really friendly team, we'd love to hear from you if this sounds like just the thing you've been looking for. Click here to download a Job Description. Email us to find out more about the role and to apply.

Creative spaces available

Interested in starting or expanding your own creative business?

Due to a little reshuffling of existing studios (and the imminent arrival of our new flagship archway studios), we've got a couple of first floor studios becoming available in the near future. They are the perfect spot for a creative business or workshop. If you're looking for a place to work, sell your wares and be part of a fantastic and supportive community of like-minded small businesses then drop us a line to find out more.

Upcoming exhibition from Louise Luton

Next up in our Main Gallery is a wonderful exhibition from local artist, Louise Luton. Titled 'Into Africa', it will be a collection of paintings inspired by Louise's recent travels. Late last year Louise realised a lifelong dream to go on safari in Africa and paint the wildlife there. Her forthcoming exhibition at Fisherton Mill explores her fascination with the natural world and the endangered species found in Kenya.

The exhibition starts on Saturday 22nd February and will be on until 4th April. Read more about it here.

Win £150 Fisherton Mill vouchers

Enter our Christmas prize draw to be in with a chance of winning £150 in Fisherton Mill Vouchers.

The Prize Draw will open on the night of our Christmas Shopping Evening (15th November) so make sure you complete an entry form and pop it in the red post box on the Gallery counter.

The draw will run until 28th December 2019 and we'll announce the lucky winner in our first newsletter of the new year.

Click here for terms and conditions.

Looking for a new opportunity?

We're looking for a new front of house team member in our Gallery Cafe.

Proposed hours are around 6 hours per day, 5 days per week Monday – Saturday on a rota (which
will include every Wednesday and Thursday).

We're a really friendly bunch and would love to hear from you if this sounds like a position you would be interested in.

Click here to see the full job description and info on how to apply.

Our Christmas Shopping Evening 2019

Friday 15th November 2019 ~ 6pm - 8pm

Our annual Christmas Shopping evening is a regular favourite and is the perfect opportunity to get yourselves in the spirit, enjoy the festive atmosphere and get ahead with all your Christmas shopping.
Join us from 6pm for a complimentary glass of mulled wine, 10% off all purchases on the evening plus a free copy of the Fisherton Mill Charity Calendar when you spend over £75. There will be a craft beer and cocktail bar, plenty of homemade nibbles to keep you going whilst you shop, and live music from Southampton's finest father/son duo Henrys.

Couture event in the Gallery Cafe

Friday 18th October 2019 ~ from 6.30pm

Booking is now open for a very exciting event taking place in the Gallery Cafe. If you've been up to the first floor recently, you may have seen a new studio stocking a range of stunning unique garments from French couture designer, Sophie Cepiere.

On Friday 18th October, there will be a showcase of the 2019 Autumn/Winter Collection, a UK exclusive here in Salisbury.

Tickets are £7.50 and include a glass of wine, nibbles and 10% discount off purchases on the night.

Gallery SALE

We're busy preparing for the rapidly approaching festive season and need to make space for lots of lovely new stock that is arriving daily! We've got a clearance table in the Gallery Shop full of brilliant bargains. Come and take a look at what's on offer, with great discounts on ceramics, glassware, sculptures and more.

There's also reductions on garden sculptures in our courtyard, so don't miss these as you're walking past!

Voyages - an exhibition of textile art

Coming up next in our Main Gallery is a wonderful exhibition from the art group, Visual Marks, displaying an amazing range of textile-based pieces. Having held popular exhibitions with us previously, this one is inspired by voyages (both real and imaginery).

The exhibition runs from Saturday 5th October through to Saturday 2nd November, so do come in and journey up to the first floor to check it out.

Competition Time!

Enter our fabulous competition to win lunch for two in our Gallery Cafe followed by an hour of literary entertainment at Salisbury Playhouse where you'll hear from authors Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and  Barney Norris as part of Salisbury Literary Festival.  The event is being held on Saturday 19th October this year, at 1pm. You can enjoy lunch with us from 12 midday either before or after the performance (last lunch orders at 2.30pm).  All you need to do to enter is pop in to pick up and complete an entry form and post it in the red post box on the gallery counter. The winner will be selected at random on 9th October. Click here for full terms and conditions.

The easy way to find us

Have you heard of the what3words app?  what3words have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address and it's changing the way we find places.  The app will be able to direct you straight to our entrance on Fisherton Street and makes it much easier to find us!

Our 3 word address is....


You just pop this into the app and it will show you where we are on the map, and use your current location to direct you to us.

Fisherton Mill sponsoring Salisbury Literary Festival 2019

We're thrilled to be sponsoring the Rowan Hisayo Buchanan & Barney Norris event at the Salisbury Literary Festival this year. Taking place on Saturday 19th October at 1pm, we'll be running a competition for you to win a pair of tickets to the event along with lunch for two at our Gallery Cafe. More details coming soon, look out for our e-newsletter for more information.

Looking for a new opportunity?

Fancy being a member of our kitchen team and being part of an award-winning cafe? We are looking for someone to join us as a Kitchen Assistant, helping the Head Chef in preparing our fabulous lunches and assisting with the baking of our homemade cakes.

We're a really friendly bunch and would love to hear from you if this sounds like a position you would be interested in.

Click here to see the full job description and info on how to apply.

New creative studio spaces coming soon

We are in the process of converting some more space into 'flagship' studios. They'll be ready in the autumn and we're looking for some creative tenants to take on the spaces. Perfect for a shop, showroom or studio, they will be located in a prime position, just inside our archway from Fisherton Street. If you or someone you know is looking for a unique place to run their creative business then please do get in touch for more information.

Upcoming Exhibition - IMPRESS IV

Starting on 20th July, this exhibition is a showcase of contemporary printmaking. We have curated this exhibition ourselves and pulled together a group of exceptional printmakers, all exhibiting different techniques and styles. Head to our Exhibitions page to find out more about this and other exhibitions at Fisherton Mill.  Free entry, Monday - Saturday in the Main Gallery.

Book signing with Angie Langley

Local author, Angie Langley, will be joining us on Friday 12th July to do a book signing in our cafe. Do bring your books along for signing and to meet Angie, or if you haven't read her books yet you can purchase them on the day.

Angie will be here between 12-4pm.

South Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards 2019

We were thrilled to be a finalist for the Retailer of the Year award at the South Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards 2019! We had a great evening out at the ceremony which was attended by so many fantastic local businesses.

Exhibition Talk : The Tentmakers of Cairo

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn more about our upcoming exhibition of contemporary textile art from The Tentmakers of Cairo. The talk will trace the evolution of tentmaking design from the traditional patterns of the 19th Century Khedival Revival period through to the exuberance of their contemporary work, exploring the external influences that prompted those changes and the new designs which resulted from them.

It is free entry to the talk but you'll need to book your spot in advance by clicking here or contact us for more information.

Big welcome to The History Bookshop studio

If you've visited recently you may have noticed the barn studio in the courtyard is now full to the brim with historical reads... opened recently, we'd like to give a big warm welcome to Patrick and The History Bookshop. The shop will usually be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday but if you're planning a trip especially then please do give us a call on 01722 500200 to check it's open.

Upcoming exhibition...

Following on from their successful exhibition in 2017, this exhibition will showcase the beautiful textile art from The Tentmakers of Cairo. From the 15th June to the 13th July you'll be able to view these colourful and intricate textiles up close, they will also be available to buy.  There will be a free talk between 6-8pm on the 27th June where you'll be able to learn more about the art from the curators of the exhibition (free admission but booking essential, please contact us for more details).

See here for more details of this exhibition.

Fancy joining the Fisherton Mill team?

We're currently looking for two members to join our friendly team:

  • Food preparation assistant - 5 days a week (includes some Saturdays).
  • Gallery assistant - 2 days a week (including Saturdays) plus holiday cover.

For further information please email

Revival - a collection of paintings by Fiona Forbes

Our Main Gallery is full of colour with a collection of beautiful and vibrant paintings by Fiona Forbes.  The exhibition runs from Saturday 11th May through to 8th June 2019 so please do pop by to have a look.

Admission is free.

Head over to our Exhibitions page for more information.


We are so thrilled to have been nominated for the Observer Food Monthly Awards again this year! Thank you so much to anyone who has put us forward - we really appreciate it.

If you would like to vote for us in these awards, please click here and enter Fisherton Mill Gallery Cafe in the 'CHEAP EATS' Category.



Our Spring Awakening exhibition opens this Saturday 6th April and runs through to 4th May. Featuring the work of 11 different artists, this is a collection of pieces inspired by spring.

Free admission.

More info and examples of our menu on our exhibitions page.



All the hard work has paid off and we're thrilled to share with you our newly refurbished Gallery Cafe.  It maintains all the things everyone loves about Fisherton Mill, but with a more contemporary look and a shiny new Italian coffee machine serving delicious coffees (regular fans of our cafetiere coffee need not be disappointed, this is still on offer too!) The food menu has also had an update, and you will find a host of seasonal dishes on offer as well as some of the usual favourites... we've also added a few interesting cocktails and aperitifs to the drinks menu for those who fancy something a bit stronger with lunch.

More info and examples of our menu on our cafe page.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Ends Saturday 23rd March 2019

Don't miss out on some great offers in our Gallery SALE, there's some lovely pieces available at a reduced price... treat yourself or find something nice for a gift, our sale is for a limited time only so come and bag yourself a bargain!


Saturdays in March 11am-3pm

Our current exhibition in the Main Gallery runs until Saturday 30th March, 'Strictly Printing' is an exhibition of nearly 50 works of art created by members of Wiltshire Print Creatives. This is a new artists collective made up of 12 local printmakers based at a studio linked to Wiltshire College.

Do pop in to see the exhibition at any time during our opening hours, and if you fancy meeting the artists involved then please drop in on Saturdays between 11am and 3pm where some of the members of the Wiltshire Print Creatives will be here to chat with you about their pieces and processes.

Head over to our exhibitions page for more information about the exhibition.

Botanic Tribe pop up plant and macramé shop


Temporary Cafe closure - January 20 - 23rd 2019

The Cafe will be closed for 3 days for much needed improvement works in January. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause but we hope that the benefits will be worth it!

***The Gallery and Studios will be open as usual throughout***

The Cafe will re-open as usual from 10am Thursday 24th January however all the improvements will not be complete until February when we will have a bit of a re-launch.  Keep up to date with progress by following our posts on social media.

Christmas Shopping Evening


Friday 9th November 2018 - 6pm to 8.30pm

Our annual Christmas shopping experience returns with live music, nibbles from Michael's kitchen and mulled wine to enjoy whilst you browse the wonderful array of art, craft and gifts on display and explore the Studio, as well as the Mistletoe and Merriment Exhibition that will be launched that evening.

This year there will also be a FREE to enter raffle on the night to win a selection of Fisherton Mill and Studios Gift Vouchers and also a Craft Beer and Cocktail Bar (sorry - the bar isn't free!).

Entry is free and no tickets are required. Do come along and bring your friends!

Designs by Stephanie
Designs by Stephanie


Stephanie Dowthwaite has joined us on the first floor here at Fisherton Mill to run two jewellery businesses and we are so pleased to have her here!

Stephanie makes artisan gemstone jewellery, from token gifts to landmark occasions, made on site in precious metals and showcased alongside a limited collection of vintage and antique pieces (Designs by Stephanie) and she also does on-site discreet valuations for your most precious jewellery possessions (The Jewellery Valuation Company).

Stephanie is a gemmologist, diamond specialist and Member of the Institute of Registered Valuers, Stephanie Dowthwaite P.J.Dip FGA FNAJ DGA MIRV.

Observer Food Monthly 2018 Best Cheap Eats in the West


Best Cheap Eats in the West

We are delighted to announce that, for the fifth time, we have been selected by the Observer Food Monthly Awards for their "Best Cheap Eats in the West" category. This is all down to you voting for us and so we are thrilled and very grateful to you all.

Fisherton Mill are included in the Good Food Guide 2019!


We are truly delighted to announce that our Gallery Café is included in the keenly awaited Good Food Guide for 2019. Although a total of 20 Wiltshire eateries feature in the latest Guide, Fisherton Mill is the only outlet listed in Salisbury.

Here's what the Guide has to say: “A unique café providing tasty, interesting and unfailingly fresh food. The menu is innovative and ever-changing, but there is something for everyone, including vegetarian food and our favourite pudding - the gluten-free polenta cake.”

Although we have have won five times in the yearly Observer Food Monthly (OFM) Awards, this is the first time that the Gallery Café has featured in the Good Food Guide. We are so pleased that the Guide has recognised Michael's passion for delicious and healthy home-cooked food.

We'd like to express our sincere thanks to our hard-working staff, as well as to all our customers, especially those who have recommended us to the Guide. With their support, we will continue to keep Salisbury's flag flying on the UK food map.

Please help spread the word - visitors to Salisbury should definitely make a date to eat at the Gallery Café!

Front cover of Fisherton Mill's Calendar for 2019 including the work of 13 artists who show regularly in the Gallery.
Back Cover of Fisherton Mill's 2019 Charity Calendar


For the first time, we have put together and are selling our very own Fisherton Mill Calendar. A contribution from the sale of each calendar will be going to charity.

13 artists who regularly have their work on show with us here at Fisherton Mill have very generously let us use one of their artworks for the calendar and Francesca Mclean, local artist and illustrator, has produced some beautiful calligraphy for the pages too. we are really delighted with the results and we hope you will be!

To make our calendar even more special, it includes 13 months rather than 12! In November and December, we often find that we need to write down dates of things happening the following January but there is usually nowhere to do it on a regular calendar. So we have addressed that problem by adding in an extra page for January 2020!

The calendar is on sale now in the Gallery shop for £7.95.  £2.50 from the sale of each calendar will be going to support Julia's House, our chosen charity for this year.

Fisherton Mill has recipes in the St Thomas's cook book - in aid of Quest 2020.


The St Thomas’s Café Cook Book is now on sale as a fundraising project for Quest 2020. Sponsored by Forkingout Ltd and Fisherton Mill, it contains 55 mouth-watering recipes, from a range of savoury dishes to an abundance of cakes, biscuits and desserts.

The recipes have been gathered in from members of St Thomas’s and well-wishers, as well as from several independent cafés in Salisbury. Michael, our owner and chef, has several recipes included in the cook book. Recipes have also come from The Antelope Café, Bernières Tea Room, Dinghams Café, Henderson’s Artisan Bakery and Café, Salisbury Cathedral Refectory Restaurant, The Yard and Robert Lewis of Britford Farm Shop.

At £5 a copy, and with costs covered by sponsorship and donations, all proceeds will go to QUEST 2020.

Copies can be bought:

  • from the Parish Office (NB for cash only)
  • at the Coffee Mornings on the third Saturday of each month
  • at church after the 10.15 service
  • at Fisherton Mill in the Gallery shop
Toilet twinning at Fisherton Mill


Now that the renovation of our toilets is almost complete, we are feeling very priviledged and wanted to share our good fortune by twinning our toilets with some in Milawi.

By donating £60 to twin a toilet, we can assist people in poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy.
In return we get a certificate, a colour photo of our twin toilet and GPS coordinates so that we can look our twin’s location up on Google Maps.

We have requested our twin toilets and are now waiting for further information.

Once the system is all up and running, you will find a donations box in the toilets asking for you to "spend a penny when you spend a penny"! There is no obligation to do this, but if you want to then the pennies collected will also go towards supporting this very worthwhile cause.

The Artisan Studio is now open


Juliette Scott opened the doors of The Artisan Studio on 14th September 2018 and has been inviting visitors to come in and browse her collection of wonderful artisan items from Europe. She sources all the pieces herself and has an eye for exceptional quality and craftsmanship. The reaction so far has been an extremely positive one. Next time you are here, please do pop up to the first floor and say hello to her!

Visit her website at for more information.

Posted on 27th September 2018

Courtyard Studio available soon


Debbie and Mariella, who together run The Colour Room, have relocated from Winchester Street and have just opened their doors here at Fisherton Mill! We are delighted to have them here and we are all looking forward to booking in and having our hair expertly pampered. We hope you are too!

Believing in sustainable beauty and using only ECO-friendly Davines products, the Colour Room will treat you to a relaxing one-on-one hairdressing experience in a beautiful and creative setting.

Posted 11th July 2018

Courtyard Studio available soon


Fisherton Mill will shortly have a studio vacancy ideally suited for a resident jeweller. Our current jeweller is sadly relocating to her hometown Winchester leaving the opportunity open for a new jeweller to take up the position at Fisherton Mill. The first floor studio is bright and airy with original wooden floors and a view over the courtyard. The terms are flexible and affordable and the Mill is easily accessed from the City Centre and public transport.

If you are familiar with Fisherton Mill you will know we have an award winning café, gallery shop and exhibition spaces as well as a lovely community of makers on site alongside other small creative businesses and we have always had a jeweller to fulfil demand for commissions and repairs etc. as well as selling pieces. It makes starting up or growing a jewellery business much less of a challenge as there is an established trade from which to build.

If you would like more information or to view the space please do let us know on 01722 500200 or or visit

Read more ....

Posted 10th July 2018

Courtyard Studio available soon


Are you looking for a unique and creative space to work? Perhaps you would like to come and join us here at Fisherton Mill? We will shortly have a courtyard studio available. If you think you might be interested, please take a look at the details via the link below and then get in touch! We would be very happy to meet with you and show you around.

Read more ....

Posted 9th July 2018


Visit Wiltshire have just produced this very helpful Visitors' Map and Visitors' Guide, both available in lots of different locations around the City, including the Tourist Information Centre.

For a digital copy of the Visitors' Map, click here

For a digital copy of the Visitors' Guide, click here


Fisherton Mill is now accepting the new Salisbury Gift Card in the Gallery and the Café. Help support local businesses by using the card and keeping money in the City.

The Salisbury Gift Card is a pre-loaded Mastercard-based gift card which works in the same way as a store gift card, but can be spent in over 100 participating businesses all over the city.

All you need to do is buy your Salisbury Gift Card with the amount you want and then give it to your friend, family member or colleague as a present!

Read more about this new initiative by the Salisbury Bid here on the Salisbury Gift Card website. You can purchase the cards direct from this website.


Gemma Dunn, one of the artists currently showing here for the Salisbury Art Trail, will be doing printmaking demonstrations and will be available to answer questions about printmaking and her work on the following days:

Monday 11th June               1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 12th June              1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 13th June        1pm to 2pm
Thursday 14th June            1pm to 3pm
Friday 15th June                  2pm to 3pm

She will also be running a linocut printmaking workshop on Saturday 16th June from 10.30 to 1pm.  Read more ....

Gemma Dunn print of a feather

Gemma Dunn  Feather Print


After a three-year break, the 2018 Salisbury Art Trail returns from the 2nd to the 17th June, beginning with a launch evening at the Salisbury Art Centre showcasing artworks from each Art Trail venue. Over 75 artists across 50 venues in the city centre and surrounding area are taking part and it's completely free to visit all venues (please check opening hours).

Major venues taking part include Salisbury Library, Salisbury Cathedral refectory and us here at Fisherton Mill, as well as local hotels, shops and artists' studios. As the biggest private venue taking part, we (venue 38) are proud to be supporting the Salisbury Art Trail once more. 

Some of our Studios will be offering demonstrations and workshops during the Trail and six selected local artists have been invited to exhibit here: Amanda Fisher (Charcoal, Graphite and Ink Drawings), Annie Taylor (Oil Paintings), Gemma Dunn (Printmaking and Painting), Peter Matthews (Mixed Media and Acrylic Paintings, Collage and Print), Sarah Sowerby and Yvette Cannon (both Gold and Silversmiths).

The Art Trail brochure is available as a hard copy in participating venues NOW – pop into Fisherton Mill to pick one up or download HERE.

Read more ....


We are very excited that our lovely café has once again been nominated in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2018. The award is simply down to customer votes, with a judges selection at the final stage, so if you could spare a moment to cast your vote for us for this, that would be great! And please do ask members of your family to vote individually as every vote really does count!

It only takes a minute and everyone casting a vote is entered into a draw for some amazing prizes as well.

Please go to

Select : Best Cheap Eats as the category
Enter : Fisherton Mill Gallery Café as the Restaurant name
Enter : Salisbury as the City
Enter: Fisherton Street as the location

Many thanks for your support.

Select : Best Cheap Eats as the category
Enter : Fisherton Mill Gallery Café as the Restaurant name
Enter : Salisbury as the City
Enter: Fisherton Street as the location

Winner in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018


We won the Muddy Stilettos Best Art Gallery category for 2018! Thank you so much to all of you who voted for us. We were not expecting this and it is a huge thrill for our whole team here at Fisherton Mill.

We were amongst a number of winners from Salisbury in these awards which is wonderful news for the City. We send our congratulations to them all.

Please head over to the Muddy Stilettos website for more details.

Peter Matthews Glacier, Alaska Bay painting for his exhibition "New Paintings" at Fisherton Mill starting on the 26th May 2018.


Friday 25th May 6pm - 8.30pm

Peter Matthews is having a Private View of his exhibition "New Paintings" on Friday 25th May 2018 from 6pm to 8.30pm and you are all most welcome to attend! Come along, have a chat with the artist and enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles as you have a leisurely look at his new work, some figurative and some abstract.

Les Colombes installation at Salisbury Cathedral from 12th May 2018
Les Colombes installation at Salisbury Cathedral from 12th May 2018


Salisbury Cathedral is hosting a major art installation that carries a message of resilience, peace and hope. Les Colombes by multimedia artist Michael Pendry features a flock of around 2,500 white origami doves that ‘fly’ the length of the Cathedral nave. The installation opens to the public on Saturday 12 May.

Alongside the installation #SalisburyCityofDoves, a community project inspired by Michael Pendry’s work extends the message across the city. Shops, homes and schools are being encouraged to make paper doves and display them in their premises as a simple but powerful symbol of the city’s resilience in response to the nerve agent attack. We are delighted to be taking part in this and we have paper and instructions available for you here so that you can have a go. You can either take your dove home with you or leave it with us to be part of our large dove display.

We are also holding a drop-in "Make and Cake" event where you can come along to make some origami doves with us and also partake in some free cake! The date of this event is Thursday 10th May at 5.30 - 7.30pm.

Read more about Les Colombes and the community project ....

Toilet sign to go with our news about toilet renovations


If you have been to visit us in the last couple of weeks, you will know that we are in the process of having our toilets renovated. At the moment, it is the men's toilet that is being totally reconstructed. The work is now very near to completion. 

The ladies toilets are also in line for a complete update. The work is scheduled for just after Easter.

We are so grateful to you all for your patience whilst all this is happening. 


At Fisherton Mill, we are saying no to plastic straws and will only be using paper ones from now on, if requested.  

The global movement to eliminate plastic drinking straws from our landfills, our streams, our oceans, and our beaches is picking up momentum now. People are refusing plastic straws and requesting that restaurants & cafés provide biodegradable alternatives, where needed.

Here are some steps you can take to help with this movement:

Level 1:  Make a personal commitment to say "no" to plastic straws. When you order a drink, please say  “no plastic straw, please.” Encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Level 2: Ask your favourite restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs and pubs to join in with this movement. 

Level 3:  If they need or wish to continue providing straws for customers, please ask them to change to an environmentally friendly version -  eg. paper.


This year we are joining forces and working exclusively with the Lover Village Valentine Postal Service to help people send their cards from 'the most romantic village in the world.'

This is the second year that the Lover village Post Office has been running this special service and we are truly delighted to be involved.

To take part is simple:
1. Choose a card in our Gallery shop, write your message and address the envelope.
2. Hand it to one of our Gallery staff members.
3. Costs vary depending on the card you choose (from £3 to £8) but all options include the special processing in Lover.
4. Post the card in the Fisherton Mill post box on the counter by Saturday 10th February 2018.

The Lover cupids will collect the cards and process them from the village, stamping each one with a special cachet stamp on the envelope to mark its origin before they are sent from the village to your loved one in time for 14th February.

Part of the proceeds from each purchase will go to the Lover Community Trust.

Read more on the Lover village website.

Workshops Gift Vouchers available to buy from Fisherton Mill


We have just introduced our Fisherton Mill Workshop Gift Vouchers! They are a really great present for anyone in your life who enjoys being creative!  

These vouchers can be put towards the cost of any workshop running here at Fisherton Mill in the year after their purchase, either being put on by one of our Studios or by outside practitioners. 

You can buy these gift vouchers in person in our Gallery shop or online via our Online Shop

Hey Clay! 2018 publicity image 1
Crafts Council Hey Clay! Logo


Hey Clay! is returning next year from the 23rd to the 25th March 2018 and we are very much hoping to be involved with this again.

Organised by the Crafts Council, it is a national celebration of clay which gives everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter at venues across the UK through free workshops and taster sessions.

The only stipulation by the organisers is that the participation sessions are free. Whilst this is a big ask for clay practitioners and the venues hosting them, the hope is that taking part will bring in new audiences and that being part of a national campaign will help practitioners and venues raise their profiles.

Hey Clay! will once more be part of Get Creative (which is being extended to ten days, taking place from 17-26 March) meaning that the BBC will be promoting it on national and regional radio and online. Several Hey Clay! 2017 venues were featured on regional radio stations and one of our Hey Clay! makers threw a pot on air in the Radio 5 Live studio!

We will need to return our event listings forms to Hey Clay! 2018 by 15th January 2018, but earlier if possible, so if you are a clay practitioner interested in helping us be a part of Hey Clay! 2018 again, then please do get in touch as soon as possible.

Festive Opening Hours

In the run up to Christmas, we will be opening slightly different hours during the week and on Saturdays and are open every Sunday from 26th November onwards from 11am to 4pm. The Café will be open on Sundays for drinks and cakes only.

Please note that we are open 9am to 2pm on Christmas Eve in the Gallery shop for any last minute bits and pieces you need to buy as presents!

We'll look forward to seeing you here for a bit of calm, enjoyable Christmas shopping away from all the crowds. 

Observer Food Monthly 'Best Cheap Eats in the West 2017'

We are delighted to announce that the Gallery Café is a winner in the highly prized Observer Food Monthly (OFM) Awards for 2017.  Named as one of three winners of 'Best Cheap Eats in the West', the OFM praised Fisherton Mill Gallery Café as follows: "An 1880 grain mill with a gallery and a café which spills out into the courtyard on fine days. Imaginative, well-priced menus."

We're genuinely humbled to get this award again and we would like to express our gratitude to all of our customers - regulars, occasional visitors and one-off visitors - who all help to make the Gallery Café such a success. We look forward to welcoming you in the months coming up to Christmas and into 2018!

Julia's House Children's Hospice - Our Chosen Charity

The staff at Fisherton Mill have voted to support the charity Julia's House this year. Julia’s House is an award-winning children’s hospice charity dedicated to bringing comfort and care to families across Dorset and Wiltshire.

They provide practical and emotional support for individual children and their families, either in their own homes, in the community or at their hospices.

To find out more, please visit their website here:

Our Christmas Shopping Evening is nearly here!

Friday 10th November 2017 - 6pm to 8.30pm

You are warmly invited to come along and join us on Friday 10th November for our annual Christmas Shopping Evening. We will be open from 6pm to 8.30pm so please pop in on your way home from work or on your way out to dinner, and bring all your family and friends!  We aim to take the stress out of Christmas shopping for you and help you find unusual handmade presents not available on the High Street.

Whilst you shop you will also be able to enjoy mulled wine and nibbles, listen to live music, get 10% discount on your purchases and be one of the first people to visit  "Shine" - our Christmas exhibition which will be previewing on that evening!

First Floor and Courtyard Studios will be staying open for the Shopping Evening for browsing, buying, ordering (and making, if booked in advance). Many will also be offering 10% discounts, so come and get your Christmas gifts all sorted out in one place and then you can relax!

If you haven't visited for a while, you will find that we have two new studios on our First Floor - Alison Nash (an expert in bead embroidery, felting and mosaics) and Fisherton Framing (for all your artwork framing needs). They will be very happy to welcome you.