Swallows & Artisans is a stunning newly renovated workshop space available for hire in the heart of the Lake District.
With a purpose built interior incorporating ample work space, soft seating, display area and simple kitchen facilities the venue also offers views over the lake and hills.
Take advantage of Lanehead, the adjoining 8 bedroom property (sleeping 35) and combine the two venues to host your own creative retreat!
Swallows & Artisans contains purpose built...
Learn how to make a decorative silver ring.
Suitable for complete beginners and those with a little experience.
You will learn how to make a decorative sterling silver ring, which you'll be able to wear on your way home!
You will learn how to measure, shape, solder, apply texture and finish a ring.
You may make a unique design if you wish to.
The class will be run by Martin Drury MA(RCA).
Lincoln School of...
Join the talented local calligrapher, Claire Gould, for a relaxed beginner's modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with beautiful handwritten lettering styles.
So you love all the gorgeous hand lettering on Instagram and Pinterest, but you have never held a calligraphy pen before. Maybe you had a calligraphy set for Christmas, or you made a New Year’s resolution to learn a new hobby.
We’ll start with assembling a pen...
Let’s explore the magic of fabulously creative brush lettering pens!
There’s something very accessible about brush pen calligraphy and brush lettering – part of the fun is colour blending – your tutor, Claire, will show you how to paint simple words in sunset colours!
You’ll have a selection of brush lettering pens to use on the day – bring a friend and you can swap your pens during the class for more variation in your...
Do you want to learn a new skill? Stuck for a fun Christmas Gift? Then join us for a fun and friendly workshop in Container Candle Making
Learn how to make exquisite gifts for family & friends, brides & bridesmaids learn how to make your own wedding decorations & favours. Or maybe you would like to start your own artisan business? Whatever the reason, you are very welcome to join us for an informative and...
We’re excited to host Siobhan from The Little Lakeland Soap Company at Swallows & Artisans. Siobhan combines 100% pure essential oils and quality natural ingredients into beautifully luxurious soaps, candles, bath salts, lip balms and more.
In this one day workshop you will learn about the different scent blends, the properties of each oil and why they were chosen. First watch a demonstration and then, with help and guidance from Siobhan, you will create your...
Ever wished you could throw pots successfully at the potter's wheel? Well, now you can!
Richard Gibson MA is a qualified ceramicist with over 20 years' experience of throwing clay pots and producing all manner of fine art made in clay. There is nothing as soothing or as therapeutic as sitting at the potter's wheel and throwing pots. This days course will give you a head start on some of the essential techniques required to...
Introduction to making charcoal and biochar
Charcoal was made in Ecclesall woods for the early steel industry. If you wander around it today you can still see the remnants of the old Q pits and the grave of the charcoal maker who met his demise there!! Come and make charcoal with a modern charcoal retort.
This will be a day Spent in the lovely surroundings of Ecclesall Woods Sawmill learning about how charcoal and biochar...
On the one day course you will be shown how to make cord from Elm bark bast. Cut, shape, fold and stitch Elm bark to make an attractive rustic container/pot.
Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs.
Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee).
No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.
Explore the fascinating art of fused glass on this one day workshop.
An introduction to a wonderful array of glass in many forms. Learn how to cut, shape and assemble materials to create beautiful pieces of your own. Projects include a set of coasters, a decorative hanging or small dish. Your creations will be kiln fired after the workshop for collection/postage at a later date.
Open to both beginners and those with experience.