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Covid Statement

We have re-opened in our large new Quirky Workshop space,  some 60m2, a newly restored, spacious and airy,  listed barn. This new first floor studio allows comfortable spacing of 8-10 tables distanced at 2m, as well as offering two staircases, hand washing stations and an open ceiling offering much natural light from the many opening windows - which also allow good natural air flow. It is a perfect space to craft in. 

In addition, all those previous close up and ‘gather round’ demonstrations will, for the foreseeable future, be filmed by the tutor using a webcam and be projected onto a large screen behind their table for everyone to see. This will allow close detail of demonstrations to be seen whilst remaining at desks.

A deep clean of the rooms, equipment and resources used by crafters will occur before and after each workshop, with regular table wiping etc during the day.

Tasty two course Aga lunches will be served on individual trays, to be taken in the walled garden (under gazebos if needed), or in other areas of our stone buildings.  Our Longbow making courses, Cob Pizza Ovens, Raku Pottery, Furniture Painting, Relief Wood Carving, Blacksmithing and Stone Carving courses will all continue to take place outside (mostly during the summer months) with distancing in place and shelter available if needed. Cookery Days, previously held cosily in our farmhouse kitchen, unfortunately cannot be offered in the current climate.

All our day workshops include our lovely Aga lunch, fresh coffees and tea and cake later in the day.

Please see below the ‘Full Programme’ for all of our courses. Several new dates have been added for summer 2020.

Quirky Workshops
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria