In this workshop you will create your own scented, natural soy wax candle which is perfect for a gift or as a treat for yourself. Dianne will talk you through the science of candle making, how to choose the best materials and what a good candle should look like. There will be lots of evocative fragrances to smell and discuss.
This workshop is suitable for anyone aged 16 or above. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Spring, Summer and Spa Scented Candles: March 25th, August 19th
Countryside Christmas Candles: November 4thFind out more Book now
Enter into the world of sourdough bread with our expert Helen from the White Cottage Bakery. She'll teach you the principles of making delicious sourdough bread in our charming Victorian bakery. During the day you will learn how to mix and develop a strong dough: to shape it, prove it and finally to score it and prepare it for baking. You will learn about the process of working with wild yeast: the good bacteria and lactic acid at play within the culture, as well as the care and maintenance of your own starter. You'll follow the story of flour from field to fork with a tour of our working, eighteenth century watermill and get a chance to experiment with our Victorian, wood-fired oven. You'll leave at the end of the day with your own sourdough starter, a proving basket, a dough scraper and all the knowledge you need to start on your own baking journey.
Our Introduction to Sourdough workshop will run on Saturday 15th September from 9:30am till 2:00pm.
This workshop is ideal for beginners or intermediates with an interest in baking. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Our watermill and bakery are historic buildings situated a 300m walk from our main entrance. The meeting room used as part of the workshop is accessed by a steep set of external stairs and the tour of the watermill will involve climbing narrow, steep stairs with handrails to explore the four storey building. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the bakery; please contact us by email if this is something you require.Find out more Book now
Enjoy this practical workshop exploring the skills of stained glass copper foiling to make colourful decorations for the festive season.The technique was developed in the Tiffany Studios and copper tape and solder are used to make the seam joining the pieces of glass. You will work in a relaxed environment with plenty of individual attention and there will be a large selection of coloured and textured glass pieces to choose from. At the end of the day you will take your handmade Decorations home with you.
The workshop will take place on Saturday 8th December 2018 from 10.30am-3pm. The workshop will last three and a three quarter hours. There will be a break for lunch between 12.15pm-1pm. Lunch will not be provided.
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This workshop is suitable for ages 16 and above. Under 18s must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
As there is a lead content in the solder please take medical advice before booking if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.Find out more Book now
The raku firing process involves heating a pot until it is glowing red hot, then removing it from the kiln and placing it in a container with combustibles which react with the glazes to produce beautiful, unpredictable designs. This method is a modern twist on the traditional techniques used in raku pottery for Japanese tea ceremonies.
Spend the day with Richard Gibson, a practising ceramicist and sculptor, to experience the excitement of the raku firing process and create your own pots to take away at the end of the day.
Our Raku Firing workshop will run on Sunday 23rd September from 9:30am till 4:00pm.
This workshop is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
This workshop will take place outdoors in the gardens of our farm house which is a 200m walk from our main entrance and across uneven ground. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the farm house, please contact us by email if this is something you require.Find out more Book now