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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
£195 Lunch included
Material Charges from £25

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Upcoming Dates


Sat 17th August 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am - Sun 18th August 2024 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 2
Fri 22nd November 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am - Sat 23rd November 2024 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 1

Silver Rings Day

Melinda, will guide you through the process of designing your rings and show you how to use the workshop tools with systematic demonstrations

Silver Rings Workshop in Cumbria

You will learn the basic techniques of soldering, surface textures and how to get a nice professional finish to ensure that your three rings will sit together well if required. This is quite an intensive day, but by the end of it you will be able to leave with a set of 3 different rings that you yourself have designed and made. 

10am – 4pm
£95 inc a tasty lunch 
Material Charges £20 payable on the day

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 16th August 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Sun 24th November 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm

Stained Glass

An inspiring two day Stained Glass course with Lizzie Hippisley-Cox

Stained Glass Workshop in Cumbria

Working with coloured, clear and textured glass, Lizzie will show you how to safely handle, cut 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.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£195 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £30

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Upcoming Dates


Sat 27th July 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sun 28th July 2024 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1

Stained Glass Mirror

Join Lizzie Hippisley-Cox 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 Lizzie making a leaded stained glass mirror.

Lizzie 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.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£95 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £30

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Upcoming Dates


Tue 30th July 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Wed 31st July 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 3

Hearts of Flowers Fused Glass

Join Michelle and make a beautiful Heart of fused glass flowers

Stained Glass Mirror Workshop in Cumbria

Join Michelle from 'Lakeshore Arts' and create your own beautiful fused glass Flower Heart - suitable for all abilities.

Michelle wil arrive with her ready prepared heart shapes and will talk you through the various design aspects and techniques of creating the lovely flowes and leaves for your piece to assemble together to create your own beautiful floral heart.

9.45 - 12.45pm  or  2pm -5pm 
£45 inc a fresh coffee and home made biscuits 
Material Charges from approx £20

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 1st August 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -12:45 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Thu 1st August 2024 2:00 pm 2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Sat 12th October 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -12:45 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Sat 12th October 2024 2:00 pm 2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 8

Mosaics 'Fins and Feathers' with Helen Clues

Combine 'picassiette', glass and ceramics and create beauitful mosaics

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Spend a lovely and inspiring day with Helen creating some beautiful mosaic pieces, using a combination of vintage broken crockery  (known as 'picassiette' in the trade) , coloured glass and ceramic tiles.

10.00am to 4.00pm
£78 inc tasty lunch, fresh coffee etc
Material Charges approx £25

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 20th June 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Sun 6th October 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 4

Mosaics at Christmas with Helen Clues

Combine 'picassiette', glass and ceramics and create beauitful mosaics at Christmas

Mosacis at Christmas with Helen Clues
Spend a festive and inspiring day with Helen creating some beautiful mosaic pieces, using a combination of vintage broken crockery  (known as 'picassiette' in the trade) , coloured glass and ceramic tiles.

10.00am to 4.00pm
£78 inc tasty lunch, fresh coffee etc
Material Charges approx £25

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Upcoming Dates


2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.

'Mosaics in Silhouette' with Helen Clues

Combine 'picassiette', ceramics to create dramatic silhouettesof winteer trees and birds, using the contrast between the black grout and the placed cream and white tiles.

Crafty Corvid .. and other outlines - with Helen Clues

'Mosaics in Silhouette' with Helen Clues

Spend a lovely and inspiring day with Helen creating some beautiful 'silhouttes' of birds or trees, (or something else that inspires you!) using creams and white.
You will be exploring the negative spaces created by the contrast with the grout, to create this stunning effect, using the combination of broken crockery  (known as 'picassiette' in the trade), and Helen's other lovely tiles.


10.00am to 4.00pm
£78 inc tasty lunch, fresh coffee etc
Material Charges approx £25

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 21st June 2024 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm

Textured Porcelain Vase or Plate with Cath of 'Stitched Ceramics'

Spend a lovely Am or PM session with Cath crafting texture into Porcelain, and make your own special piece.

Porcelain PLates- or Vase- with Cath of Stitched Ceramics

A Textured Porcelain Plate, or Vase    
with Cath Ball of 'Stitched Ceramics'

AM workshop     Porcelain Plate   
PM workshop     Porcelain Vase     

Choose either AM or PM for the piece you wish to make.  If both sessions are booked a tasty lunch is included.

10am-12.30pm  or 2pm-4.30pm
£48 inc fresh coffee, hm biscuits(free lunch if both booked) 
Material Charges :  £18 collected on the day

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 8th November 2024 10:30 am 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Fri 8th November 2024 1:30 pm 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Raku Pottery

An amazing 'Hands On' flame and smoke filled day with Bob and Denise Park

Raku Pottery Workshop in Cumbria

Come and enjoy a Raku experience with potter, Bob Park, 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.

9.30am – 12.30  or 1.30pm to 4.30pm
£45 Fresh coffee/ home made biscuits included
Material Charges approx £25

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Upcoming Dates


Sun 1st September 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -12:30 pm
Sun 1st September 2024 1:45 pm 1:45 pm -4:30 pm
Wed 4th September 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -12:30 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Wed 4th September 2024 1:45 pm 1:45 pm -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 3

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

Unfortunately Adrian is unable to teachhere during 2024

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. tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking.
Materials Charge: £10 payable on the day

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Upcoming Dates


2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.

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

Unfortunately Adrian is unable to teach here is 2024

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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Upcoming Dates


2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.

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


2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.

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

This August, 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


2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.