Inspire * Believe * Create * Imagine

Thank you for visiting my page.

In 2000, after the birth of my first child, I made the decision that a suit and office was not for me.  I turned my weekend-hobby of painting and making home accessories into a business. I found creating bespoke, hand made pieces really rewarding, and through various fairs, events and working in local schools, found a world of creative people to share ideas and skills. 

Christmas 2001 - I ditched the trawling of busy town centres and decided on a completely home-made Christmas. I made candles, tree decorations, bunting, table decorations, wreaths, napkin rings and gifts. It was the most relaxing and rewarding Christmas ever! Hence the start of the 'Homemade Christmas' Workshop, held in November/December each year.

In 2005 I held my first craft party. I learnt how inspiring it was seeing the different results individuals created from the same materials.  The imagination and creativity we all have is truly rewarding, and often surprising! From this initial party grew the Bodley Business!

At Bodley Studio we now offer all types of art and craft experiences for children and adults. Our popular holiday clubs during EVERY school holiday are packed full of art and craft activities both in our studio and outside. We are proud to provide a place where children are free to relax and create in a safe environment

All our events must be PRE-BOOKED in advance. Sorry, but we do not offer drop-in sessions unless advertised!

A taste of what we currently offer:


Saturday morning Junior Art sessions;

Teenage Mixed-Media and Art Journaling sessions

Adult Mixed-Media and Art Journaling sessions

1:1 sessions for portfolio prep (scholarships/exam/college interview)

1:1 or small group sessions

After School Art Club for 6-10 and 11-14 year olds


Coffee & Craft mornings - Every 1st Wednesday of the month

Creative Workshops for children, teenagers and adults

Varied Team Building Days (Outdoor Leadership Challenges and Indoor Team Building Activities) for those wanting to refresh, reconnect and discover clearer thinking! 

Craft parties for 6 years to 66+ years!


We have a great outside space to relax and enjoy fantastic views over the Blackdown Hills. 

We all get stuck in the DO-DO-DO mode, but we can all benefit from having time out to be inspired and creative. 

Whether you are looking for YOU-time to reconnect with yourself, or for your children to have a break from screens/social media or life pressures, to boost your work colleagues morale or to simply have fun. We guarantee you a warm welcome and something a little bit different. Set your imagination free and reward yourself with a little creative time.

We hope you are inspired to book on to our events and look forward to welcoming you to Bodley Studio soon!

Sam Riley x

© 2021 Bodley Craft