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Curious? is the working studio space of papercut artist, Sarah Manton, mixed media artist, Jessica Kemp (JAK in The Green) and textile artist, Sarah Sewell (Wildgoose Designs). More widely, the trio gather around them additional complementing artists, designers and makers under the Curious banner to offer a wide range of creative workshops.

Curious Papercutting
Curious Goes The Pub
Curious Pottery In The Sun Crop

Curious about Arts and Crafts?

Half-day taster workshops described as ‘Make, Take & Cake Days’, in-depth courses or one-off masterclasses, all sessions are delivered from the Curious collective’s dedicated arts & crafts hub.  Driven by a passion for all things creative, we seek out the best artistic practitioners to deliver inspirational and enjoyable sessions for learners at every level of experience.

Occupying half of Avenue B in Nottingham’s creative epicentre, Sneinton Market Avenues, the Curious studios accommodate groups big and small with equal aplomb. Whether used as quiet corners for one-to-one tutelage or for a larger cohort sitting around ‘the big table’, we defy anyone not to be inspired by these spaces of sensory delight.

Up to date details of our workshops, courses and masterclasses are available on our website and Facebook page.

We also have wheels and will travel!  If you would like Team Curious to come along and spread our inimitable form of creative shenanigans amongst your guests or participants, we are happy to provide you with a quotation for your specific requirements - just ask!  We have access to a wide range of artistic disciplines amongst our Curious family, so we will do our very best to meet your creative needs!

  • Corporate Away Days
  • Community Arts
  • Festivals
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities

“The tutor, Dawn, was wonderfully skilled and helpful and the venue was fantastic! I came away with two pieces - one made into a card and the other framed - which was a wonderful surprise and may mean that I actually display my work. The workshop was an excellent introduction to a new craft and I'm eagerly monitoring the Curious? website to see what I can try next.”

Curious Singer Sewing Machine
Curious Embroiderers

Party at Curious?

Would you like something more than a hangover from your hen, stag or hag do?  Looking for your friends to collaborate to create a beautiful blanket for your new baby?  Or maybe The Great Pottery Throw Down has inspired you to throw down a party that really stands out from the crowd!  Whatever your wishes for your joyous jamboree, contact us and let Curious help you create a party as special and unique as you!

•    Hen, Stag or Hag Parties
•    Anniversary Celebrations
•    Birthday Parties

Curious Carnival Wings
Curious Paper And Textiles Studio

Meet with Curious?

Curious Nottingham are delighted to offer that little something different as a city centre venue.  Our light-filled artists’ studios feature floor to ceiling windows and skylights, combined with a profusion of vintage ephemera and found objects to provide a truly unique back drop for all manner of occasions.

We pride ourselves on offering an inspiring canvas for you to make our venue your own and are committed to supporting and hosting every detail of your booking, whether it’s just the space you need, the provision of some yummy treats or a fully catered event.  From small meetings to fun-filled gatherings, each of our flexible creative spaces can comfortably host up to 20 guests (or 10 guests with tables).  Why not contact us to discuss your specific needs?

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Avenue B, Nottingham NG1 1DU, United Kingdom


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