Cowshed Creative

Contact name: George Grange
Total bookings
over 3 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Take a look at our inspiring art and craft workshops , run by professionals - there is something for everyone. Come for the day and get making! Based in our two storey traditional Lakeland barn conversion, enjoy a social day in a friendly, relaxed environment, perfect to nurture your creativity. The art studio is a stunning open plan space and there is plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere Valley.

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Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
4 May 22'

Charlotte reviewed: Wildlife & Hedgerow Lino printing at Cowshed Creative, the Lake District, near Windermere and Kendal

"The course tutor, Sue, gave really clear instructions and was brilliant at helping participants at each stage of the process. The venue was lovely, lunch was delicious and George was really welcoming. I came away very happy and pleased with all the prints I'd made. Thanks so much."

Cowshed Creative responded:

" Thanks for such a lovely review Charlotte. Lovely to meet you and hope to see you again. George "

16 Oct 20'

Dawn reviewed: Texturing Silver & Setting Stones: Silver jewellery course at Cowshed Creative, Lake District

"The workshop was very informative and the tutor made us all feel at ease. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend to friends and family."

Cowshed Creative responded:

" Thanks for the feedback Dawn. Lovely to meet you and hope to see you again."

14 Oct 20'

Hollie Cooper reviewed: Raku pottery at Cowshed Creative in the Lake District National Park near Kendal and Windermere

"I had such a wonderful experience with Cowshed Creative and their Raku session. They accommodated me so well as I didn't require the handbuilding tuition in the first week, and just wanted to join onto the raku session for the second week. They helped advise how I should prepare my work and what clay to use, and was told the technical info about raku firing as it's something I'd love to bring to my practice in future! The location was beautiful, and if I was to go back I'd absolutely stay over for a couple of nights too. I absolutely loved the results of everyone's work, and the glazes and techniques were explained well. Great tuition and fab vibes for the whole day with lovely people. Lovely facilities, and we were even provided with a *delicious* homemade lunch! Thank you so much to George and Chris, hope to see you both again!"

Cowshed Creative responded:

" Thanks so much Holly. It would be lovely to see you again and good luck with your own work. Looking forward to seeing some more Raku work on your Instagram!"

12 Oct 20'

Donna Ford reviewed: Raku pottery at Cowshed Creative in the Lake District National Park near Kendal and Windermere

"What an enjoyable two Saturdays we had on the raku pottery workshop . The location is beautiful and the workshop barn is comfortable and warm ( the wood stove was on and gave the barn a very cosy feel ) On the first workshop Saturday Chris ,our tutor gave us a brief history on raku plus demonstrations on various hand builds . We then made items of our own ready for the following Saturday . Our host George is a very welcoming lady who looked after everyone very well and the lunches she provided were simply delicious and consisted of a choice of two homemade soups , three different types of homemade bread and if that’s not enough you also get a choice of two things to have after . On that particular day it was blackberry crumble and ice cream or carrot cake . Tea , coffee , fruit teas , water are for everyone throughout the day when ever they wish . Chris is a very easy going tutor , he brings examples of his work so you can see the end result . Chris would encourage you to have a go at trying out things and experiment making your own vessel / pot etc but also guide you through stages as a group so that you all have at least 4 items ready to fire . The second Saturday had the added bonus of the outdoor kiln and watching the pots being taken out and placed in the firing bin was good especially if you are hands on and get involved in the process . Of course the best bit is where you get to see how your chosen glazes that you’ve spent time on during 2nd Saturday , actually look like once they are taken out of the smoking straw filled bin and plunged into a bath of water . A word of warning though on day two , don’t go dressed in your brand new costly clothing as it is a raku pottery workshop after all and the fire pit gives off billowing smoke and you will smell like you’ve just climbed out of it yourself ! I would recommend this two day workshop to any one whether they’ve done any form of pottery before or whether they’ve never touched clay in their lives or even gone to a workshop of any description. I loved every minute of it ."

Cowshed Creative responded:

" Thanks so much Donna for such lovely detailed feedback. Really appreciated and hope to see you again."

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