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Silver Jewellery

Create your own lovely beautiful jewellery with Sterling Silver, Pearls and Semi-Precious Stones

Silver Jewellery Workshop in Cumbria

On this popular two day workshop you will use a variety equipment to make as many stunning pieces as you can under Melinda's guidance. The number of items you make will vary according to your pace. On this popular two day workshop you will use a variety equipment to make as many stunning pieces as you can under Melinda's guidance.

9.30am or 10am – 4.30pm
£175 Lunch included (£40 deposit)
Material Charges from £15

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Fri 22nd November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sat 23rd November 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Full
Sat 30th May 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sun 31st May 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Sat 1st August 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sun 2nd August 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Sat 21st November 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sun 22nd November 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 7

Silver Clay

'Inspirated by Nature' create your own unique pieces of Silver Clay jewellery with Jo Dix

Silver Clay Workshop in Cumbria

Design and make your own bespoke beautiful jewellery in a day. You can even bring along a small personal treasure to copy and make into a stunning personalised piece.

Jo will guide you through the basics to help you get the best from your silver clay. All tools and equipment are provided, just bring your imagination!

10am to 4pm
£82 inc a lovely 2 course lunch,
Materials are charged extra from £15 upwards

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Sun 7th June 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Sat 22nd August 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 8
Sat 10th October 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7

Pewter Work Cuttlefish Casting

Discover and create with Ella McIntosh using this ancient form of jewellery and motif making using molten Pewter

Pewter Workshop in Cumbria

This time served technique using this unusual material produces fantastic tactile results and is a great way to experience pewter in both a molten and solid form.Suitable for beginners as well as attendees with previous silver or jewellery making experience.

9.30 - 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Fri 15th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Fri 13th November 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 9

Pewter Bangles

Create a lovely pewter bangles textures to your own design with Ella MacIntosh

Pewter Bangles Workshop in Cumbria

A day of textures and patterns using traditional rolling mills on sheet pewter, create a unique pewter Bangle to your own design with Ella MacIntosh. You might use lace or flowers special to you to create your own texture. 

9.30 - 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Fri 24th April 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 8
Sat 25th April 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 9

Blacksmith for a Day - Ramshead Poker

Be a 'Blacksmith for a Day' with Adrian Woods and his portable furnaces and anvils

Blacksmith for a Day Ramshead Poker Workshop in Cumbria

Be an artist Blacksmith for a Day with Adrian Woods -  making Rams head Pokers.

Take Artist Blacksmith Adrian Wood arriving with his apprentice Andy from Cleveland equipped with 4 portable blacksmith furnaces, anvils and many tools and you have the ingredients for a perfect blacksmith day...

9.45am – 5pm
£115 inc materials plus a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking.

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Upcoming Dates


Sun 24th November 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am -5:00 pm
Full
Sun 12th July 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -5:00 pm
Full
Sun 15th November 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7

Blacksmith for a Day -Two Sculptural Flowers for the Garden

Be a 'Blacksmith for a Day' with Adrian Woods and his portable furnaces and anvils

Blacksmith for a Day Sculptural Flower Workshop in Cumbria

Be an artist Blacksmith for a Day with Adrian Woods -  making Sculptural Garden Flowers.

Take Artist Blacksmith Adrian Wood arriving with his apprentice Andy from Cleveland equipped with 4 portable blacksmith furnaces, anvils and many tools and you have the ingredients for a perfect blacksmith day.

9.45am – 4.30pm
£115 including all materials and a lovely 2 course Aga lunch.

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Sun 31st May 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:45 pm
Places Remaining : 3
Sat 10th October 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:45 pm
Places Remaining : 4

Wire Sculpture Hens with Sue Nichols

A day with Sue Nichols creating your own unique life size Hen to grace your garden forever.

Wire Sculpture Hen Workshop in Cumbria

In august 2020 Sue will travel to the Lake District from her East Yorkshire studio to teach those west of the Pennines how to make her fabulous sculptures using her special pre-prepared and sectioned galvanised chicken wire. These wonderful sculptures are amazingly life like, solid and sturdy.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£90 Lunch included
Material Charges £12

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 7th August 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full

Wire Sculptures 'Ducks or Hens' with Chris Moss

Sculpt a life size wire Hen or Duck for your Garden with Chris Moss

Wire Sculptures 'Ducks or Hens' with Chris Moss

Spend a day with talented wire sculpture artist, Chris Moss and learn how to create one of these fabulous Ducks or Hens (or maybe even a Pheasant) out of chicken wire.  Under Chris's expert guidance you can add your own character and attitude whilst creating your finished life sized sculpture.

9.30am or 10.00am – 4pm -4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £10

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 10th July 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Sat 11th July 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Tue 10th November 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 8
Wed 11th November 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 8

Wire Sculpture Geese with Sue Nichols

A day with Sue Nichols creating your own unique life size Goose to grace your garden forever.

Wire Sculpture Geese Workshop in Cumbria

This August, Sue will travel from the furthest reaches of East Yorkshire to the Lake District to teach students how to make her fabulous wire sculptures using her special pre-prepared sectioned galvanised chicken wire.

10am – 5pm
£100 Lunch included  (£20 deposit payable on booking, see details on course page *)
Material Charges £15

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 6th August 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 8

Wire Sculpture Owls with Sue Nichols

Sculpt a life size Wire Owl - ready for flight in your Garden with Susan Nichols.

Wire Sculpture Owl Workshop in Cumbria

In August 2020 Sue will travel from her East Yorkshire studio to the Lake District to teach those west of the Pennines how to make her fabulous sculptures using her special pre-prepared and sectioned galvanised chicken wire. These wonderful sculptures are amazingly life like, solid and sturdy.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges £10

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 7th August 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Full
Sat 8th August 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

Stained Glass

An inspiring two day Stained Glass course with Sarah Walkley

Stained Glass Workshop in Cumbria

Working with coloured, clear and textured glass, you will learn how to handle, cut safely and to 'lead up' a small square panel  (approx 200mm or 8" )  All glass, tools and equipment are provided. Traditionally, stained glass windows are associated with cathedrals and churches but these days it is also used in homes for decoration.

10.00am – 4.30pm
£175 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £25

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Upcoming Dates


Wed 1st July 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am - Thu 2nd July 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Full

Stained Glass Mirror

Join Sarah for a one day Leaded Stained Glass taster course, design and make a beauitful leaded mirror.

Stained Glass Mirror Workshop in Cumbria

 An opportunity to dip your toe into and try this intensive one day Stained Glass taster day with Sarah making a leaded stained glass mirror.

Sarah will have some pre-prepared designs ready for you and there will be a choice of coloured glass for you to cut - as well perhaps some pre cut panels.

10.00am – 4.30pm
£82 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £15

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Fused Glass

A busy introduction to Glass Fusing making ornaments, Christmas decorations, coasters and jewellery with Karen Redmayne.

Fused Glass Workshop in Cumbria

We are delighted that International Glass Artist Karen Redmayne will be taking our Fused Glass workshops in Greystoke again this year. You will learn about different types of glass used in fusing work, dichroic and iridescent and also about the all important COE (Coefficient of expansion) – vital to understand in glass fusing as it makes sure the right types of glass are used together.

9.30 -4pm
£82 inc a tasty 2 course Aga lunch and home baking 
Material Charges from approx £25

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Upcoming Dates


Wed 22nd April 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5

Mosaics ...'two hearts are better than one'

Mosaics with Julie Gibson .... create a framed Mosaic piece of wall Art and also Glass Mosaic Silver Heart Pendant, both in a day

Mosaic Workshop: 'two hearts are better than one'

An exciting new workshop for 2019 with the hugely talented Julie Gibson.  Julie will run through the process of creating a mosaic and familiarise you with the various tools and processes to be used over the day. After planning out and preparing the base, she will go through the many lovely pieces of ceramics and glass pieces available to you, including various glass and ceramic pieces. 

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges: around £30

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Upcoming Dates


Tue 19th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Wed 20th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Thu 23rd April 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 5
Tue 7th July 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 8
Tue 6th October 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 8

Raku Pottery

An amazing 'Hands On' flame and smoke filled day with Dave Norman

Raku Pottery Workshop in Cumbria

Come and enjoy a day with Dave Norman experimenting in this ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing pottery.

Exciting and fast moving, using heat, sawdust, fire and smoky bins, this stunning firing technique is irresistible and very much in vogue.

9.45m – 4.45pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges approx £10

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 4th June 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:15 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Sun 7th June 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:45 pm
Full
Wed 29th July 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am - Thu 23rd July 2020 4:45 pm 4:45 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Sat 1st August 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:45 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Green Man

Craft your own traditional Green Man with Dave Norman

Green Man ceramics workshop in Cumbria
A new course for 2019 - a creative day sculpting stoneware and creating your own green man under Dave's careful guidance and expertise.
The sculpture of a face surrounded by or made from leaves where branches or vines may sprout from the mouth, nostrils, or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Such sculptures in bygone days were commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, frequently found in carvings on both secular and ecclesiastical buildings.

9.45 -4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £20

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Sun 26th July 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Tue 28th July 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 8

Textured Planters

Make a textured Plant Pot in Porcelain with Gwen Bainbridge.

Textured Planters Workshop in Cumbria with Gwen Bainbridge

Spend a day of discovery with Gwen working special textures into Porcelain and creating some stunning square plant pots up to 5inches accross in this lovely white ceramic form. Bring along any special lace or plants or other items you would like to use and be as busy, creative and productive as you wish. 

9.30am – 4pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 5th March 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 8

Porcelain Plant Labels

Porcelain Plant Labels short course with Gwen Bainbridge

Textured Planters Workshop in Cumbria with Gwen Bainbridge
  1. A fun short session with Gwen creating your own re-useable plant tags using lace or natural materials (pressed flowers/grasses) to create lovely textured tags with their own label.

10.00am to 12.30pm  or 1.30pm to 4.00pm
£30 inc fresh coffee /tea/ biscuits & Materials
Material Charges : inc

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Fri 6th March 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Appliqué Relief Tiles in Porcelain

A lovely day with Gwen Bainbridge creating your own unique porcelain tiles or triptychs

Ceramics Porcelain Workshop in Cumbria

Design /create an Appliqué relief Tile in Porcelain (or 3 smaller ones as a triptych), using a variety of cutters, stamps and letters, with Gwen Bainbridge.

An opportunity to create your own tile or triptych in white porcelain using a variety of stamps, cutters, lettering and more, under the guidance of the hugely talented ceramicist Gwen Bainbridge. 

9.30am to 4pm
£75 inc a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges from approx £10

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Upcoming Dates


Wed 29th July 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7

Buttons, Bud Vases and Tea Lights in Porcelain

A lovely day with Gwen making textured vases and/or tea lights etc

Ceramics Porcelain Workshop in Cumbria with Gwen Bainbridge

Spend a day of discovery with Gwen working special textures into Porcelain and creating some stunning small pots and vases in this lovely white ceramic form. Bring along any special lace or plants or other items you would like to use and be as busy, creative and productive as you wish. 

9.30am – 4pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £10

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 6th November 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7

Life Head Sculpture

Learn the principles of life sculpture and craft your own bust with Damien Rochford

Life Head Sculpture Workshop in Cumbria

Using a life size bust created by Damien you will start the day by adding clay to a pre prepared armature that Damien has made for each student for the class. As the layers are built up you will learn the prinicples of the process, using various techniques where necessary in terms of scaling and support.

9.30am – 5pm
£82 inc a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £8-£20

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Knife Forging

Learn how to forge and tempr a Knife with Mark Constable

Knife Forging Workshop in Cumbria

This knife-making course is more akin to silversmithing than black smithing, using light hammers and finesse rather than brute force. During the day you will design, hand forge, heat treat (harden and temper), make and rivet on a wooden handle before honing the knife to razor sharpness.

10am – 4pm
£150 Lunch included
Material Charges: included

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