Stone & Wood

3D Stone Carving

Discover the art of sculpture in Stone Carving with Simon Keeley

Stone Carving Workshop in Cumbria

This is a 3 day Stone Sculpture workshop with Simon Keeley,  ideal for beginners as well as those with some experience. It provides an invigorating slice of fresh air and 'downtime' in which to lose oneself whilst learning from this 'master' of stone carving.

9.30am – 4.00pm (Mon-Wed; arr 4pm Sun)
£330 inc a tasty Aga lunch & home baking each day
Material Charges: £20-£30 depending on the stone used. 

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 17th May 2019 9:30 am - Sun 19th May 2019 4:00 pm
Full

Stone Letter Carving

An opportunity to try your hand at stone letter or relief carving with Pip Hall, 3 day September course.

Stone Letter Carving Workshop in Cumbria

Pip Hall is a nationally renowned professional Stone Carver of many years experience. Her lettering work is particularly loved for its unique style. On this 3 days course Pip will guide you through all the processes required so you can carve something special into stone, be it lettering or a relief design. 

9.30-4pm each day
£295 inc lunch etc
Material Charges : perhaps, depending on stone

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Thu 26th September 2019 9:30 am - Sat 28th September 2019 4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7

Cob Pizza Ovens

'Hands On' and 'How To' ... Learn how to Build your own Cob Pizza or Bread Oven at Home - with David Alty

Cob Pizza Oven Workshop in Cumbria

Over this busy one day course you will together learn how to build a cob pizza oven and so take the knowledge home with you to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven in your own garden. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. 

9.30/10am – 3/4pm start time varies with date.
£100 inc a tasty 2 course Aga lunch, home baking plus pizza!
Material Charges : included

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 31st May 2019 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Sat 1st June 2019 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Full
Wed 3rd July 2019 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5
Sat 6th July 2019 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5
Sun 11th August 2019 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 4

Whittling

A day with Dave Harter whittling ' A Bird in a Day'

Whittling Workshop in Cumbria

During this course Dave will teach you traditional hand carving, whittling, skills, using craft knives and other specialist hand tools provided to enable you to complete a carved bird in a day, which can be attached to a display base if you wish. 

9am – 4.30pm each day
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £15

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 4th April 2019 9:00 am -4:30 pm
Full
Sun 26th May 2019 9:00 am -4:30 pm
Full
Tue 2nd July 2019 9:00 am -4:30 pm
Full
Sun 28th July 2019 9:00 am -4:30 pm
Full
Mon 26th August 2019 9:00 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 2

Relief Hardwood Carving

Relief Carving in Hardwoods with Alister Neville

Relief Hardwood Carving Workshop in Cumbria

Arriving in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches Alister brings a full set of wood carving tools for each student, plenty of resources and pieces of hardwood to choose from...sycamore, ash, oak, birch. Many people opt for house name boards but other items are carved as well; animals, numbers and sayings. Anything is possible - time allowing - in the day.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges up to approx. £15 depending on choice of wood

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Upcoming Dates


Sat 24th August 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 5
Mon 26th August 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Willow Angels

Weave your own Willow Angel with Phil Bradley

Willow Angel Workshop in Cumbria
Traditionally our last workshop and full of festive spirit.  Join Phil to produce your own 2/3ft high Angel to grace a fireplace or special corner of your room. Made to Phil's original design 20 years ago they look lovely with candles burning at their base and wings lit up with stars/lights/tinsel, shimmering in the rising heat. Why not then remove the tinsel & keep them on display throughout the year, quietly watching over you!

9.30 – 4.30pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges £10

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 6th December 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 7

Willow Sculptures

Choose your day to weave a Hare, Deer, Sheep or Hen/Cockerel with Cumbria's willow master Phil Bradley

Willow Sculpture Workshop in Cumbria

These sculptures are suitable for both indoors and out, even if you have had no experience in Willow work, Phil will guide you expertly and patiently through the day. By the end of the workshop you will have created something quite unique for either your home or garden.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£78 (£90 sheep)  Lunch included
Material Charges : around £10 

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Upcoming Dates


Tue 4th June 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Tue 9th July 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 4
Tue 24th September 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Fri 4th October 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 3
Thu 14th November 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 8
Tue 26th November 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 8
Fri 6th December 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 8

Weave a Rush Hat

A day with Rachel Frost weaving a traditional country native Rush hat

Soft Basketry Rush Workshop in Cumbria
This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush hat in a day, using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). Starting with your own custom-made hat block, you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique hat to wear and treasure.

9.30-4.30/5pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges approx £15 on the day

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Upcoming Dates


Tue 28th May 2019 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Wed 26th June 2019 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5

Weave a Rush bag

A day with Rachel Frost making your own bag using English bulrush

Hazel Framed Basket Workshop in Cumbria

This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush bag in a day,

using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). working on wooden blocks,

you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry,

to create a unique bag to use and treasure. You can choose variations on handle length etc.

9.30am – 4.30/5pm each day
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 27th June 2019 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5

Rush Basket

A relaxing and crafty day with rush expert Rachel Frost weaving your own basket.

Rush Basketry Workshop in Cumbria
An opportunity to spend a day making your own table basket around 10 inches long using the wonderfully supple native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris) and traditional techniques. Rush has been used for centuries as in the kitchen , home and garden, lightweight, strong, a joy to work with and pleasing to the eye.

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

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Upcoming Dates


Wed 29th May 2019 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Longbow Making

Two day Traditional English Longbow making with Tony Saunders

Longbow Making Workshop in Cumbria

During this two day course you will start with a selected quarter length of ash called a stave which will be reduced using the traditional axe and bill hook tools of yesteryear. In time the students will each move onto a shave horse where the draw knife and finally spoke shave will be the tool of choice. The stave will then be 'trained' to bend with great care - also known as 'tiller' the bow - under Tony's watchful eye to ensure safety.

9.30am – 4.30pm each day
£220 Lunch included
Material Charges approx £10

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Upcoming Dates


Sat 29th June 2019 9:30 am - Sun 30th June 2019 4:30 pm
Full
Sat 10th August 2019 9:30 am - Sun 11th August 2019 4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 3
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria