DIY Terrarium Workshops with Artist Will Bertram

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As part of this year’s Skipton Art Series, Jersey Arts Trust created a central commissioning pot for visual arts projects in 2017 around creating new work and engaging the community.

Between Monday 3rd and Saturday 8th of July, artist Will Bertram will be offering DIY Terrarium Workshops in the Jersey Heritage’s Link Gallery. Inspired by the company London Terrariums who put on workshops of the same theme, the aim is to instruct participants on how to create a slice of nature to decorate their homes in a fun and relaxed environment. Once the terrariums are finished they will be labeled with their creator’s name and displayed alongside work by local artists to turn the Link Gallery into a space of nature and creativity. Once the week is over, participants will be invited back to the space to take their terrariums home.

Dates and prices:

Workshops will be commencing at the Jersey Heritage Link Gallery on the following dates:

Weekday afternoon workshops:

Monday 3rd July – Wednesday 5th July from 12pm – 1pm

Weekday evening workshops:

Thursday 6th July from 6pm – 8pm

Weekend workshops:

Saturday 8th July at 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Tickets are priced at £10 for weekday sessions and £15 for weekend workshops. To book your ticket, head to the Eventbrite page.

Along with your ticket you’ll receive an illustrated guide on terrarium craft and the organic material needed to make these beautiful creations. The only materials participants are required to bring to the workshops is a glass vessel in which the terrarium will be constructed. All other supplies will be provided. The suggested size of the terrarium is roughly 500ml – 1litre. If you are unsure about your glass vessel, please email Will Bertram:

Skipton Art Series so far

 The Skipton Art Series was formed in 2015 as a new umbrella term that encompasses the Skipton Open Studios as well as other community arts events. The 2015 programme included the Les P’tits Faîtchieaux project, where schools, community groups and the general public made thousands of small clay figures, which were then distributed to countries all around the world. The Skipton Art Series for 2015 was rounded up with the incredibly popular Jersey Projection Gallery, which saw some of Jersey’s most important work be shown together, for the first time, on the façade of Normans Commercial Buildings.


 So far this year, the Skipton Art Series has been behind a large 3D paper dragon installation at Jersey Library, which was created by artists and the community as part of the Skipton Art Series initiative ‘Paper Talks’. Seven Jersey artists using the paper-cuts of over 600 students from over 22 schools, dozens of community groups, and the general public, have created the nine metre long sculptural installation.

A ‘Paper Talks Artist Response Exhibition’ at Jersey Arts Centre’s Berni Gallery showcases a body of paper-cut work from artists Abi Overland, Anna Shipley, Ben Robertson, Joanna Brown, Karen Le Roy Harris, Lizi Hill and Maria Tarrant who have taken inspiration from last November’s Internationally renowned ‘Paper Dialogues’ exhibition at the Town Hall.

The seven Jersey artists selected for the project undertook paper-cutting master classes with artists Professor Xiaoguang Qiao from China and Norwegian artist Karen Bit Vejle, where they were trained in the art of paper-cutting. The results of the group’s exhibition is an impressive array of art works in different mediums, reflecting the diverse backgrounds of each of the artists involved.

 Notes to Editor


Where is the Link Gallery?

The Link Gallery is next to the Museum Brasserie, to the Left of the Jersey Museum.

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Any age is welcome, however an adult must accompany those under 16. Family tickets are also available for those bringing children.

What do I bring?

 Participants must bring a glass vessel in which to create their terrariums. The suggested size is any household jar, although any size is welcome, but bigger vessels will incur an extra fee. Should you need clarification about your vessel size, please contact Will by emailing:

All other materials will be provided, including aprons and gloves, if required.

 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any specific questions about this event feel free to contact: and keepup to date with the latest information on the event by checking out the Facebook page.

What’s the refund policy?

Should the workshop need to be cancelled for any reason all participants will be emailed no later than 24 hours before the event with information on rescheduled dates and times.