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Ceramics, Metal & Glass

IMPORTANT ...these courses are NOT full - only temporarily marked as being so. For 2021 launch details /COVID update please see HERE

For those attending a rescheduled Course date from 2020, your names are already on the workshop list!

Please phone 017684 83984 or email if you have a question.

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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Upcoming Dates


Fri 22nd January 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full
Sat 23rd January 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sun 24th January 2021 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Full
Sat 29th May 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sun 30th May 2021 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Full

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 £15 payable on the day

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 22nd January 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full

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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Upcoming Dates


Sun 6th June 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full
Sat 21st August 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full
Sat 9th October 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:01 pm
Full

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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Upcoming Dates


Fri 12th November 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full

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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Upcoming Dates


Fri 15th January 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full
Sat 16th January 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full
Fri 23rd April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Sat 24th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

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 11th July 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -5:00 pm
Full
Sun 14th November 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -5:00 pm
Full

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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Upcoming Dates


Sun 30th May 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:45 pm
Full
Sat 9th October 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:45 pm
Full

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 5th August 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Full

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


Fri 6th August 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Sat 7th August 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

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
£82 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £15

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 9th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Wed 28th July 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

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
£175 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £25

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Upcoming Dates


Sat 10th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sun 11th April 2021 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Full
Thu 29th July 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am - Fri 30th July 2021 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Full

Fused Glass

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

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 21st April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full

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


Fri 4th June 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Sun 6th June 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:45 pm
Full
Wed 28th July 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:30 pm
Full
Sat 31st July 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 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


Sun 25th December 2022 9:16 am 9:16 am -4:30 pm
Full

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

This August, 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


There are no up-coming events

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


Thu 28th January 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full
Thu 29th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full

Green Man

Spend a lovely Day with Gwen Bainbridge creating a spectacular 'Green Man ~ or Lady ~ for the Garden' in Stoneware.

Green Man ceramics workshop in Cumbria
A new take on this very popular course, join Gwen and create a lovely Green Garden plaque ~ as scary / bumbling / friendly as you wish.  Gwen will show you how with patient 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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Upcoming Dates


Wed 3rd February 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Sat 5th June 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 am
Full

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


There are no up-coming events

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


There are no up-coming events

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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There are no up-coming events

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


There are no up-coming events

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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Upcoming Dates


There are no up-coming events
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