Makers Mill

The Makers Mill is a creative venue in the centre of Keswick: Housing 4 professional work studios, including Handmade Furniture, Ceramics, Textiles and Mixed Media Art. All centred around a shared exhibiting gallery. As well as space for public ‘Arts and Crafts’ workshops.

THE GALLERY
Right in the centre of our building is the Art & Design Gallery where we display and sell work from over 30 local Artists and Designer/Makers from many different mediums: paint, print, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, knitwear, furniture, glassware and more

THE WORKSHOPS

We offer a wide selection of workshops throughout the year. you can find a full list of our classes on out website: www.themakersmill.co.uk

We also offer PRIVATE WORKSHOPs for those who would like a workshop for a private event, with a group of friends or on a day that suits. Please drop us an email or fill out the group booking enquiry form on the website for more information and to book. 

Open Thursday to Saturday, 10am till 4pm.

Location

We are located on greta side directly behind Otley Road carpark and a few hundred meters away from The Fox Tap. 

Address:

The Makers Mill
Greta Side
Keswick 
Cumbria
CA12 5LG

Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

Makers Mill

Back for 2024!! Lampwork workshops with the extremely talented Hen Ogledd Glass.

This beginners course will introduce you into the addictive world lampworked glass.


You will learn how to heat, shape and manipulate the molten glass using the lampworking torch.


You will then use these skills to create a collection of 'Pot Buddies' inspired by bees and bugs, these are little glass ornaments and critters that once cooled can be displayed wherever you like, but look particularly good in plant pots.

 

These classes are limited to 3 people per course to give you the best time and attention with the tutor.

Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee for the duration and cake.

Because the glass needs to cool over night collection will be arranged on the day of the course.

 

Hen Ogledd are also running workshops on the following dates:

13th July - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

24th August - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

16th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

17th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

23rd November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

24th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Tumbler

29th November - 10am - 1pm Half Day Glass Blowing Morning Session

29th November - 2pm - 5pm Half Day Glass Blowing Afternoon Session

7th December - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Baubles

7th December - 10am -12pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

7th December - 12:30pm - 2:30pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

1st December - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/

 

Please read our Refund Policy before booking.


Introduction to Lampwork Bead Making

Makers Mill

Back for 2024!! Lampwork workshops with the extremely talented Hen Ogledd Glass.

 

This beginners course will introduce you into the addictive world lampworked glass. If you ever wanted to try making your own glass beads this is your chance!

 

In this 2 hour session we will learn the basics of lampworking. Learning how to melt and manipulate the glass rods in the gas torch. Our target will be to create a range of co-ordinating glass beads that you can then use to create your own jewellery, or just enjoy looking at.

 

These classes are limited to 3 people per course to give you the best time and attention with the tutor.

 

Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee for the duration and cake.

 

Because the glass needs to cool over night collection will be arranged on the day of the course.

 

Hen Ogledd are also running workshops on the following dates:

13th July - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

24th August - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

16th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

17th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

23rd November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

24th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Tumbler

29th November - 10am - 1pm Half Day Glass Blowing Morning Session

29th November - 2pm - 5pm Half Day Glass Blowing Afternoon Session

7th December - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Baubles

7th December - 10am -12pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

7th December - 12:30pm - 2:30pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

1st December - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/

 

Please read our Refund Policy before booking.


Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

Makers Mill

Back for 2024!! Lampwork workshops with the extremely talented Hen Ogledd Glass.



This beginners course will introduce you into the addictive world lampworked glass.


You will learn how to heat, shape and manipulate the molten glass using the lampworking torch.


You will then use these skills to create a collection of 'Pot Buddies' inspired by bees and bugs, these are little glass ornaments and critters that once cooled can be displayed wherever you like, but look particularly good in plant pots.



These classes are limited to 3 people per course to give you the best time and attention with the tutor.



Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee for the duration and cake.



Because the glass needs to cool over night collection will be arranged on the day of the course.



Hen Ogledd are also running workshops on the following dates:

13th July - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

24th August - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

16th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

17th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

23rd November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

24th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Tumbler

29th November - 10am - 1pm Half Day Glass Blowing Morning Session

29th November - 2pm - 5pm Half Day Glass Blowing Afternoon Session

7th December - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Baubles

7th December - 10am -12pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

7th December - 12:30pm - 2:30pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

1st December - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/



Please read our Refund Policy before booking.

All of our workshops are available to purchase as one of our beautifully presented laser engraved oak GIFT VOUCHERS. Click here for more information


Introduction to Block Printing with Aidan Liggins - design and print your own tote bag

Makers Mill

NEW FOR 2024!! Introduction to Block Printing with Aidan Liggins, perfect for complete beginners wanting to try their hand at the art of block printing.

Come and join us for a half day workshop, giving you the tools and techniques to create beautiful designs using block printing. 

During the workshop you will practice the art of block printing using a selection of carved blocks and shapes, exploring different patterns and repeat structures. You'll then print your chosen design onto an organic cotton tote bag to take away with you. 

Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee throughout the morning and cake.

 

Aidan is also running workshops on the following dates:

20th July - Introduction to Block Printing

21st September - Creating Repeating Patterns with Block Printing

26th October - Design and print your own Block Print fabric and make a Lampshade

 

Please read our Refund Policy before booking


Throwing Clay on the Wheel with Marianne Lusby

Makers Mill

Join potter Marianne Lusby at The Makers Mill for a full day of throwing clay on the wheel!

This full day workshop is intended for anyone wishing to have a go at throwing on the pottery wheel. All the basics will be covered including preparing clay, how to throw on the wheel and creating two final pieces that will be fired and glazed by Marianne. Your glazed pots will be available to collect at a later date. 

The workshop is for six people and is suitable for beginners and intermediate level. We have three pottery wheels that you will take in turn to practice your throwing. When not on the pottery wheel we can practice wedging clay and handbuilding. 

Outline of the day 

10:00 Coffee/tea and introductions

10:15 Clay preparation

10:30 Demonstration on the basics on wheel

10:45 Students will throw on the wheel

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Students continue throwing with tea/coffee and cake mid-afternoon

15:30 Clean up

16:00 Finish

Times may vary on how the day goes. 

Throwing on the wheel can be messy so wear old clothes and tie long hair back. Aprons will be provided. 

Please note there is a £25 material charge payable to the tutor on the day. 

We hope that you will leave the workshop having learnt some new skills and had fun.

Workshop is for over 16’s only. 

Included in the cost of the workshop is Lunch, tea and coffee throughout the day and afternoon cake.

Please read our Refund Policy before booking


Lampshade Making with SEW Design

Makers Mill

Join Sophie from SEW Design for a morning of creativity to make a 30cm drum shade!

 

Students will learn how to make a beautiful bespoke double sided lampshade suitable for a standard lamp or ceiling light. You will cut your fabric to size, role the shade and learn the art or ‘tucking’ the fabric to get a neat professional finish.

 

Your are required to bring along a minimum of 1m x 0.5m piece of fabric.

Included in the cost of your workshop is a lampshade kit, tea and coffee for the duration and cake.

 

SEW Design is also running workshops on the following dates:

23rd March - Plant Pot and Macramé Hanger Day Workshop

31st August - Plant Pot and Macramé Hanger Day Workshop

 

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/

 

Please read our Refund Policy before booking


Throwing Clay on the Wheel with Marianne Lusby

Makers Mill

Join potter Marianne Lusby at The Makers Mill for a full day of throwing clay on the wheel!

This full day workshop is intended for anyone wishing to have a go at throwing on the pottery wheel. All the basics will be covered including preparing clay, how to throw on the wheel and creating two final pieces that will be fired and glazed by Marianne. Your glazed pots will be available to collect at a later date. 

The workshop is for six people and is suitable for beginners and intermediate level. We have three pottery wheels that you will take in turn to practice your throwing. When not on the pottery wheel we can practice wedging clay and handbuilding. 

Outline of the day 

10:00 Coffee/tea and introductions

10:15 Clay preparation

10:30 Demonstration on the basics on wheel

10:45 Students will throw on the wheel

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Students continue throwing with tea/coffee and cake mid-afternoon

15:30 Clean up

16:00 Finish

Times may vary on how the day goes. 

Throwing on the wheel can be messy so wear old clothes and tie long hair back. Aprons will be provided. 

Please note there is a £25 material charge payable to the tutor on the day. 

We hope that you will leave the workshop having learnt some new skills and had fun.

Workshop is for over 16’s only. 

Included in the cost of the workshop is Lunch, tea and coffee throughout the day and afternoon cake.

Please read our Refund Policy before booking


Felt Beads Day Workshop with Gill Ferguson

Makers Mill

NEW for 2024! We welcome Gill Ferguson to the Makers Mill Workshop schedule to spend a day guiding you through the process of making your very own felt beads!

We'll be working with merino fleece to create these eye catching beads.

You'll learn how to roll the fleece & shape the beads in your hands, adding wool threads & silk for decoration.

When we've created the sets of beads we'll be threading them into a necklace & mixing them with other beads to give interest. If you have any beads you'd like to mix with your felt beads, please bring them along.

Included in the cost of your workshop are all your materials, tea and coffee for the duration Lunch and afternoon cake.

Gill is also running workshops on the following dates:

8th June - Felt Vessels

24th August - Felt Bead Jewelry

26th October - Autumn Needle Felt Fox or Squirrel with Fruit and Fungi


Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

Makers Mill

Back for 2024!! Lampwork workshops with the extremely talented Hen Ogledd Glass.

 

This beginners course will introduce you into the addictive world lampworked glass.


You will learn how to heat, shape and manipulate the molten glass using the lampworking torch.


You will then use these skills to create a collection of 'Pot Buddies' inspired by bees and bugs, these are little glass ornaments and critters that once cooled can be displayed wherever you like, but look particularly good in plant pots.

 

These classes are limited to 3 people per course to give you the best time and attention with the tutor.

 

Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee for the duration and cake.

 

Because the glass needs to cool over night collection will be arranged on the day of the course.

 

Hen Ogledd are also running workshops on the following dates:

13th July - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

24th August - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

16th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

17th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

23rd November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

24th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Tumbler

29th November - 10am - 1pm Half Day Glass Blowing Morning Session

29th November - 2pm - 5pm Half Day Glass Blowing Afternoon Session

7th December - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Baubles

7th December - 10am -12pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

7th December - 12:30pm - 2:30pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

1st December - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/

 

Please read our Refund Policy before booking.


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The Makers Mill is a creative venue in the centre of Keswick: Housing 4 professional work studios, including Handmade Furniture, Ceramics, Textiles and Mixed Media Art. All centred around a shared exhibiting gallery. As well as space for public ‘Arts and Crafts’ workshops.

THE GALLERY
Right in the centre of our building is the Art & Design Gallery where we display and sell work from over 30 local Artists and Designer/Makers from many different mediums: paint, print, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, knitwear, furniture, glassware and more

THE WORKSHOPS

We offer a wide selection of workshops throughout the year. you can find a full list of our classes on out website: www.themakersmill.co.uk

We also offer PRIVATE WORKSHOPs for those who would like a workshop for a private event, with a group of friends or on a day that suits. Please drop us an email or fill out the group booking enquiry form on the website for more information and to book. 

Open Thursday to Saturday, 10am till 4pm.

Location

We are located on greta side directly behind Otley Road carpark and a few hundred meters away from The Fox Tap. 

Address:

The Makers Mill
Greta Side
Keswick 
Cumbria
CA12 5LG

Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies


Makers Mill
13 July 2024

Back for 2024!! Lampwork workshops with the extremely talented Hen Ogledd Glass.

This beginners course will introduce you into the addictive world lampworked glass.


You will learn how to heat, shape and manipulate the molten glass using the lampworking torch.


You will then use these skills to create a collection of 'Pot Buddies' inspired by bees and bugs, these are little glass ornaments and critters that once cooled can be displayed wherever you like, but look particularly good in plant pots.

 

These classes are limited to 3 people per course to give you the best time and attention with the tutor.

Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee for the duration and cake.

Because the glass needs to cool over night collection will be arranged on the day of the course.

 

Hen Ogledd are also running workshops on the following dates:

13th July - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

24th August - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

16th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

17th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

23rd November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

24th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Tumbler

29th November - 10am - 1pm Half Day Glass Blowing Morning Session

29th November - 2pm - 5pm Half Day Glass Blowing Afternoon Session

7th December - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Baubles

7th December - 10am -12pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

7th December - 12:30pm - 2:30pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

1st December - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/

 

Please read our Refund Policy before booking.

Full Details »

Introduction to Lampwork Bead Making


Makers Mill
13 July 2024

Back for 2024!! Lampwork workshops with the extremely talented Hen Ogledd Glass.

 

This beginners course will introduce you into the addictive world lampworked glass. If you ever wanted to try making your own glass beads this is your chance!

 

In this 2 hour session we will learn the basics of lampworking. Learning how to melt and manipulate the glass rods in the gas torch. Our target will be to create a range of co-ordinating glass beads that you can then use to create your own jewellery, or just enjoy looking at.

 

These classes are limited to 3 people per course to give you the best time and attention with the tutor.

 

Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee for the duration and cake.

 

Because the glass needs to cool over night collection will be arranged on the day of the course.

 

Hen Ogledd are also running workshops on the following dates:

13th July - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

24th August - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

16th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

17th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

23rd November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

24th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Tumbler

29th November - 10am - 1pm Half Day Glass Blowing Morning Session

29th November - 2pm - 5pm Half Day Glass Blowing Afternoon Session

7th December - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Baubles

7th December - 10am -12pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

7th December - 12:30pm - 2:30pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

1st December - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/

 

Please read our Refund Policy before booking.

Full Details »

Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies


Makers Mill
13 July 2024

Back for 2024!! Lampwork workshops with the extremely talented Hen Ogledd Glass.



This beginners course will introduce you into the addictive world lampworked glass.


You will learn how to heat, shape and manipulate the molten glass using the lampworking torch.


You will then use these skills to create a collection of 'Pot Buddies' inspired by bees and bugs, these are little glass ornaments and critters that once cooled can be displayed wherever you like, but look particularly good in plant pots.



These classes are limited to 3 people per course to give you the best time and attention with the tutor.



Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee for the duration and cake.



Because the glass needs to cool over night collection will be arranged on the day of the course.



Hen Ogledd are also running workshops on the following dates:

13th July - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

24th August - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

16th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

17th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

23rd November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

24th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Tumbler

29th November - 10am - 1pm Half Day Glass Blowing Morning Session

29th November - 2pm - 5pm Half Day Glass Blowing Afternoon Session

7th December - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Baubles

7th December - 10am -12pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

7th December - 12:30pm - 2:30pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

1st December - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/



Please read our Refund Policy before booking.

All of our workshops are available to purchase as one of our beautifully presented laser engraved oak GIFT VOUCHERS. Click here for more information

Full Details »

Introduction to Block Printing with Aidan Liggins - design and print your own tote bag


Makers Mill
20 July 2024

NEW FOR 2024!! Introduction to Block Printing with Aidan Liggins, perfect for complete beginners wanting to try their hand at the art of block printing.

Come and join us for a half day workshop, giving you the tools and techniques to create beautiful designs using block printing. 

During the workshop you will practice the art of block printing using a selection of carved blocks and shapes, exploring different patterns and repeat structures. You'll then print your chosen design onto an organic cotton tote bag to take away with you. 

Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee throughout the morning and cake.

 

Aidan is also running workshops on the following dates:

20th July - Introduction to Block Printing

21st September - Creating Repeating Patterns with Block Printing

26th October - Design and print your own Block Print fabric and make a Lampshade

 

Please read our Refund Policy before booking

Full Details »

Throwing Clay on the Wheel with Marianne Lusby


Makers Mill
27 July 2024

Join potter Marianne Lusby at The Makers Mill for a full day of throwing clay on the wheel!

This full day workshop is intended for anyone wishing to have a go at throwing on the pottery wheel. All the basics will be covered including preparing clay, how to throw on the wheel and creating two final pieces that will be fired and glazed by Marianne. Your glazed pots will be available to collect at a later date. 

The workshop is for six people and is suitable for beginners and intermediate level. We have three pottery wheels that you will take in turn to practice your throwing. When not on the pottery wheel we can practice wedging clay and handbuilding. 

Outline of the day 

10:00 Coffee/tea and introductions

10:15 Clay preparation

10:30 Demonstration on the basics on wheel

10:45 Students will throw on the wheel

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Students continue throwing with tea/coffee and cake mid-afternoon

15:30 Clean up

16:00 Finish

Times may vary on how the day goes. 

Throwing on the wheel can be messy so wear old clothes and tie long hair back. Aprons will be provided. 

Please note there is a £25 material charge payable to the tutor on the day. 

We hope that you will leave the workshop having learnt some new skills and had fun.

Workshop is for over 16’s only. 

Included in the cost of the workshop is Lunch, tea and coffee throughout the day and afternoon cake.

Please read our Refund Policy before booking

Full Details »

Lampshade Making with SEW Design


Makers Mill
03 August 2024

Join Sophie from SEW Design for a morning of creativity to make a 30cm drum shade!

 

Students will learn how to make a beautiful bespoke double sided lampshade suitable for a standard lamp or ceiling light. You will cut your fabric to size, role the shade and learn the art or ‘tucking’ the fabric to get a neat professional finish.

 

Your are required to bring along a minimum of 1m x 0.5m piece of fabric.

Included in the cost of your workshop is a lampshade kit, tea and coffee for the duration and cake.

 

SEW Design is also running workshops on the following dates:

23rd March - Plant Pot and Macramé Hanger Day Workshop

31st August - Plant Pot and Macramé Hanger Day Workshop

 

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/

 

Please read our Refund Policy before booking

Full Details »

Throwing Clay on the Wheel with Marianne Lusby


Makers Mill
17 August 2024

Join potter Marianne Lusby at The Makers Mill for a full day of throwing clay on the wheel!

This full day workshop is intended for anyone wishing to have a go at throwing on the pottery wheel. All the basics will be covered including preparing clay, how to throw on the wheel and creating two final pieces that will be fired and glazed by Marianne. Your glazed pots will be available to collect at a later date. 

The workshop is for six people and is suitable for beginners and intermediate level. We have three pottery wheels that you will take in turn to practice your throwing. When not on the pottery wheel we can practice wedging clay and handbuilding. 

Outline of the day 

10:00 Coffee/tea and introductions

10:15 Clay preparation

10:30 Demonstration on the basics on wheel

10:45 Students will throw on the wheel

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Students continue throwing with tea/coffee and cake mid-afternoon

15:30 Clean up

16:00 Finish

Times may vary on how the day goes. 

Throwing on the wheel can be messy so wear old clothes and tie long hair back. Aprons will be provided. 

Please note there is a £25 material charge payable to the tutor on the day. 

We hope that you will leave the workshop having learnt some new skills and had fun.

Workshop is for over 16’s only. 

Included in the cost of the workshop is Lunch, tea and coffee throughout the day and afternoon cake.

Please read our Refund Policy before booking

Full Details »

Felt Beads Day Workshop with Gill Ferguson


Makers Mill
24 August 2024

NEW for 2024! We welcome Gill Ferguson to the Makers Mill Workshop schedule to spend a day guiding you through the process of making your very own felt beads!

We'll be working with merino fleece to create these eye catching beads.

You'll learn how to roll the fleece & shape the beads in your hands, adding wool threads & silk for decoration.

When we've created the sets of beads we'll be threading them into a necklace & mixing them with other beads to give interest. If you have any beads you'd like to mix with your felt beads, please bring them along.

Included in the cost of your workshop are all your materials, tea and coffee for the duration Lunch and afternoon cake.

Gill is also running workshops on the following dates:

8th June - Felt Vessels

24th August - Felt Bead Jewelry

26th October - Autumn Needle Felt Fox or Squirrel with Fruit and Fungi

Full Details »

Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies


Makers Mill
24 August 2024

Back for 2024!! Lampwork workshops with the extremely talented Hen Ogledd Glass.

 

This beginners course will introduce you into the addictive world lampworked glass.


You will learn how to heat, shape and manipulate the molten glass using the lampworking torch.


You will then use these skills to create a collection of 'Pot Buddies' inspired by bees and bugs, these are little glass ornaments and critters that once cooled can be displayed wherever you like, but look particularly good in plant pots.

 

These classes are limited to 3 people per course to give you the best time and attention with the tutor.

 

Included in the cost of your workshop is tea and coffee for the duration and cake.

 

Because the glass needs to cool over night collection will be arranged on the day of the course.

 

Hen Ogledd are also running workshops on the following dates:

13th July - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

13th July - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

24th August - 10am -12pm Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 12:30 - 2:30 Lampwork Bees and Bugs Pot Buddies

24th August - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Bead Making

16th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

17th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

23rd November - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Bauble

24th November - 10am - 4pm Glass Tumbler

29th November - 10am - 1pm Half Day Glass Blowing Morning Session

29th November - 2pm - 5pm Half Day Glass Blowing Afternoon Session

7th December - 10am - 4pm Glass Christmas Baubles

7th December - 10am -12pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

7th December - 12:30pm - 2:30pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

1st December - 3pm - 5pm Lampwork Christmas Penguins

This workshop can also be booked as a private group booking on a date of your choice, follow this link for more information:
https://www.themakersmill.co.uk/private-group-workshops/

 

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