5 or 7 Day Stone Carving
Simon Burns-Cox is a master craftsman based at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. We build an inspirational tour around a 3 Day workshop in Edinburgh. The tour of the Edinburgh & Lothians incorporates exploring stone sculpture including statues and memorials, talks and visits to examine historic stone masonry techniques and examples of significant architectural stone and it’s importance in the development of Scotland. You will take a wonderful piece of your own work away with you and have a skill for life.
5 or 7 Day Weaving, Tapestry weaving, Spinning and Fibre Arts Tour
1, 3 or 5 days workshops from beginners to intermediate and those looking to explore new techniques here in Scotland. For individual and small groups, guilds or crafting associations, we can offer an array of inspirational courses. Touring opportunities around your chosen interest to explore and inspire your creation. Using traditional materials and techniques and where appropriate making use of new innovations and opportunities in your chosen discipline. We can find the perfect artisan for you. Tour local mills, investigate historic tapestries and their provenance, attend wool sculpture exhibitions and works, meander hand-picked galleries, take in artisan visits for demonstrations and peruse or enjoy local shopping opportunities.
5 or 7 Day Pottery or Ceramics Tour
Work with local experienced potters and ceramicists, working sensorially in their surroundings portraying distinctive craftsmanship. Start in nature, and whilst influenced by the local landscape handle traditional materials, and evoke inspirational ideas, before heading back to the workshop to design and produce your quality items in local studios/workshops/sheds. Sculptural and functional pieces for beginners or more advanced artists.
During the tour element we will explore the history of Scotland, the introduction of pottery, its influences and innovators. Visit the potters, galleries, National Museum of Scotland and various insightful collections across the country.
Small group experiences or bespoke, private tour for you.
5 or 7 Day Traditional Song Tour
Christine Kydd is a celebrated singer, songwriter and voice coach. Inaugurated into the Scottish Folk Hall of fame in 2018 and a professional dedicated to her community and song. Christine will work with you to explore and understand the importance of song and music in Scottish history and culture. In addition to theoretical applications she also leads practical masterclasses and workshops and can work with you on your singing technique.
5 or 7 day Dry Stone Walling
Working with a qualified local on the Isle of Skye, using the ancient tradition of dry stone walling to craft walls that will last an eternity. The course will equip you to go and practice further what you have learnt on the course and develop your own projects. The courses are serious courses for 3-5 days and also planned in a way to be fun and enjoyable. An organic lunch and drinks is provided