Caroline Weidman

Talliston Artisan in Residence 2018-2019

Caroline graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic in 1983 with a degree in Fine Art and ambitions to be a sculptor. Initially working in paper, creating large scale sculptural installations. During the 1980's she exhibited widely, with several solo exhibitions. In 1984 she was accepted into the Paper Trails exhibition at the Bluecoat Gallery, which coincided with the first Liverpool Garden Festival.


In 1995 a neighbour introduced Caroline to the stonecarver James Davis, who lives locally in Essex and for many years she worked figuratively in stone, exhibiting occasionally at local libraries and demonstrating at events with the Shoebury Stonecarvers Group.


In 2004 Caroline began working with glass. Initially her interest was in learning the skills of Traditional Leading and stained glass. She subsequently specialised in undertaking small scale domestic commissions and restorations. In 2012, in collaboration with the artist Stephanie Palmer, two stained glass windows were designed and created for St. Georges Church in Shoebury.


In 2013 Caroline was introduced to the Talliston project and commissioned to make the front door panel, which was completed using glass from an old broken window. Caroline has continued her sculptural practice in recent years, learning figurative sculptural lampwork techniques from the Italian maestro Lucio Bubbacco on the Island of Murano. She sells her work and runs a full teaching programme in a variety of glassmaking techniques from her studio at Barleylands in Essex.


Weidman Glass

The Creative Team

Artisan in Residence

​Become a creative part of the house and gardens.


At the heart of Talliston House & Gardens' labyrinth of inspirational locations, times and places is a showcase of the power of our imagination – and the unlocking of the secret that lies within all of us. Talliston is committed to continuing that journey, to inspire, support and encourage people to pursue creative, fulfilling lives – and in this new chapter, we have created a series of residencies to further that mission.


The Talliston Artisan-in-Residence programme was established to provide resources for a writer over the course of one almanack year (October to October). It sets out to use Talliston’s interiors to motivate and encourage craftsfolk, providing an inspirational space to craft, research and create. Along with the Writer-in-Residence and Artist-in-Residence roles, the Artisan-in-Residence will be joining a community committed to creative excellence.


Artisan-in-Residence benefits

• Exclusive title of Artisan-in-Residence of Talliston House & Gardens for 12 months – from October until October– with two residential stays to write at the house


• Logo/artwork/advert, 50-word description and website link displayed on our home page


• Exclusive use of text and images on the Writer-in-Residence page on the website


• A page article about your residency and work in a future issue of the Talliston Times newsletter


• The offer to distribute A5 flyers during events, tours and special functions at the house and gardens



How to apply for your residency

Submissions are open between January and August and require applicants to share their creative bio and an example of their work inspired by the house and gardens. Submissions are reviewed in September by Talliston’s creative team and artistic patron – and the successful applicant will be contacted in October. Send to:


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