St Cuthberts Mill are experts in manufacturing high quality artists papers. Our accomplished papermakers carefully make professional mould made papers, using one of the few remaining cylinder mould machines left in the world.

Contact us for more info!

Tel: +44 (0)1749 672015 Email: sales@stcuthbertsmill.com

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2017- 'Prospect'


23 September- 8 October
Somerset Art Weeks is the unique celebration of Visual Arts in Somerset.
Alternating between Open Studios and Festival years, Somerset Art Weeks is now firmly established as one of the biggest showcases celebrating the visual arts in the South West. With over 350 artists in 120 venues for 16 days of this autumn’s Festival, many venues have embraced the theme ‘Prospect’ in their shows and events.

St Cuthberts Mill

For the first time St Cuthberts Mill is opening its doors for guided tours during Somerset Arts Week! St Cuthberts Mill is an 18th century paper mill, which is now an internationally renowned business.


Visitors will be given a unique insight into the world of creating artists papers. At St Cuthberts we produce a wide variety of high quality papers, including Bockingford, Saunders Waterford, Millford and Somerset papers. Each individual tour will provide an enhanced view of this process.
The tours will be a strictly pre-booked event. 
**Please note that the mill is a historical building with uneven ground, steep steps, and slippery surfaces. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Patchings Art Festival 2017


Work in progress by Ann Blockley on Saunders Waterford paper


The St Cuthberts Mill crew have just experienced a weekend full of creativity at Patchings Art Festival. All our art demonstrators were fantastic, and the crowds had a brilliant time. We had our ‘Try and Test’ area again this year which was a huge success, and was manned by Dominic Cooper and Kate Taylor from St Cuthberts.

StC's Catherine Frood with artist Carne Griffiths


An artist new to Patchings was Carne Griffiths. Carne performed several demonstrations for us over the weekend. Well done to Carne for keeping the audience entertained when the electrics blew, firstly because of his kettle (he paints with hot tea, ink, and alcohol), and secondly because a camper van plugged in, and tripped the electrics out. Even with these slight interruptions, every demo went exceptionally well. A massive thank you to demo artists David Bellamy, Ann Blockley, Soraya French and Carne Griffiths. And huge thanks to everyone at Patchings Art Centre for yet another fabulous festival!

Jenny Keal with husband/artist David Bellamy


Wonderfully vibrant work by artist Soraya French


See you for the Patchings Art Festival's '25th Anniversary' next year!


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Patchings Art Festival 2017


THURSDAY 13 TO SUNDAY 16 JULY

10am to 5pm each day – 

gates open from 9am

Were looking forward to Patchings Art Festival next week! Thanks to Daler-Rowney for the goodies for our Try & Test area. Make sure you come along to splash some paint around on our papers!






Wednesday, 5 July 2017

TH Saunders
(19 September 1813 – 5 February 1870)

Thomas Harry Saunders was a British paper-maker known especially for his watermarks, he was also a philanthropist.


Watermark at St Cuthberts Mill (2017)


He was the youngest child of hoop-maker John Saunders. He began a career in paper-making in his twenties, and became a partner in a paper mill in 1840.

TH Saunders won many international exhibitions for his light and shade watermarks. He created a business of six paper mills, one of them being Phoenix Mill at Dartford in Kent.


Watermark at St Cuthberts Mill (2017)

TH Saunders was a member of the Royal Society of Arts.


TH Saunders is still a registered trademark for drawing and watercolour paper, now produced as Saunders Waterford paper at St Cuthberts Mill.



Monday, 26 June 2017

Terry Harrison




It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of artist Terry Harrison. We have collaborated with Terry for many, many years, and have always had a close relationship with this wonderful, kind and caring man. Our thoughts are with Fiona, family and friends.
We will miss him greatly.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Nathaniel Hornsby: A Portrait In Watercolour 2017 


The Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibitor Nathaniel Hornsby gives an insight into his creative process on location at St Cuthberts Mill in Haybridge, Somerset. 

For more information, please visit www.sundaytimeswatercolour.org #STWC17 @WatercolourComp


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Banbury Art Festival 2017



Banbury Art Festival
11th June 2017,
10am – 4pm at Spiceball Park, Banbury

An art festival celebrating all that is wonderful about local arts and crafts, where not only can the public see the artists at work, they can buy locally produced handmade pieces of art. St Cuthberts Mill will be attending with an exciting 'Try & Test' area! And artists Paul Weaver and Barry Whitehouse will be demonstrating using our papers!

Demonstrations
11am Paul Weaver (using Bockingford Rough paper)
12pm Barry Whitehouse (using Bockingford CP(NOT) with acrylics)
1pm Paul Weaver (using Bockingford Rough paper)
2pm Barry Whitehouse (using Saunders Waterford CP(NOT) paper with inks and dyes)

Watch the potter pot, the painter paint and the weaver weave!