Apprenticeships

Dovecot

Since 1912, Dovecot has placed craftsmanship at the core of its existence, inspired by the founding master weavers who came from the workshops of William Morris.  Respect for skills and learning has been a constant throughout, allowing Dovecot to develop a remarkable reputation for working with renowned artists and designers on prestigious projects for public and private commissions.

Central to the Dovecot vision is that of supporting and developing this legacy. A classic Apprenticeship at Dovecot Tapestry Studio ensures that the skill of tapestry weaving and the ethos embodied in the Arts and Crafts movement has been handed on to each new tapestry weaver at Dovecot, enabling them to become a Master Weaver. The 3 year Dovecot Apprenticeship encourages Apprentice Weavers to build their own personal creative identity and aesthetic vocabulary informed by historical, cultural and technical knowledge and by the practical experience of making textiles in collaboration with leading contemporary artists. Dovecot apprentices follow a formal introduction to tapestry weaving, learning from Dovecot master weavers, with Master Weaver status reached after 10 years weaving experience.

In future years, the Dovecot Apprenticeship Programme will open to new applicants. Please refer to our Vacancies page for opportunities.

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Gallery & Shop

Dovecot will reopen to the public from 15 July 2020

August 2020 opening times:
Gallery & Shop
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
August 2020 opening times:
Mon-Fri 12-3pm
Sat 10am-5pm

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

Café

The Pantry at Dovecot is temporarily closed as from 18 March 2020. Please see our website and social media for updates

Usual Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 10am-5pm

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021