Our summer school (30th July- 19th August) offers the perfect excuse for a holiday. Experienced professional tutors offer multi-day workshops to allow you to learn new skills, nurture your talents and make new friends.

Workshops from letter carving to smocking, textile printing to Shaker box making, and ceramics to needle felting! Accommodation available at The Barrel Store, right next door in the heart of Cirencester for you to enjoy your creative break. 

Our bursary scheme offers individuals the opportunity to attend a course at a reduced cost.

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Ceramics Summer School - Jo Taylor
(Mon 30th July - Wed 1st Aug, 10am - 4pm, £255)

Make a Cotton Dressing Gown - Lisa Bailey
(Mon 30th - Tues 31st July, 10am - 4pm, £180)

Make a Set of Shaker Boxes - Richard Gibson
(Mon 30th - Tues 31st July, 10am - 4pm, £180)

Calligraphy - Gaynor Goffe
(Wed 1st - Fri 3rd Aug, 10am - 4pm, £255)

Letter Carving - Tom Perkins
(Wed 1st - Fri 3rd Aug, 10am - 4pm, £255)

Textiles Print Stories Summer School - Dawn Dupree
(Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £255)

Ceramics Summer School - Abi Leach
(Sat 4th - Sun 5th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £180)

Acrylics Materclass  - Mark Kelland
(Mon 6th - Wed 8th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £255)

Corn Dolly Workshop - Antony Gay
(Wed 8th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £80)

Wood Engraving Printmaking - Peter Brown
(Mon 6th - Tues 7th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £180)

Smocking - Dorothy Reglar
(Mon 6th - Tues 7th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £180)

Illustration to Paper Sculpture - Imogen Harvey Lewis
(Fri 10th - Sat 11th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £180)

Needle felt a Bear or Hare - Dinny Pocock
(Sat 11th - Sun 12th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £180)

Make a Silver Spoon - Charlotte Duckworth
(Sat 18th - Sun 19th Aug, 10am - 4pm, £220)


Give a workshop as a gift! Our courses make the perfect gift, and gift vouchers are available to buy in our shop and online.


Make a break of it and turn your workshop into a UK short break in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. You can stay overnight with us in our new guest accommodation – just call us to book a ‘residential’ stay.