Our workshops

have been formed with the aim of providing a level of tuition in the arts which respects the fundamental skills of looking, seeing and making.  The courses we offer have, at their roots, skills which are traditional yet always contemporary.  Most are suitable for complete beginners.

Simon Cooley

has been teaching for 35 years and has always been a working sculptor.  He works in forged metal, stone and clay.  He exhibits regularly in the UK and his work is in private collections internationally.  He has also run short courses for Central St Martin’s School of Art in London.  Visit his sculpture site here: www.simoncooley.com


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Simon's teaching was encouraging and confidence building and totally unobtrusive. He has infinite patience and managed to give us all individual attention.


Multiple booking discount

Book two places and get £25 off

Soup, Salad and Sculpture - Anna's revised and extended workshop recipe book has now completely sold out.  Watch this space for news of a new book!


Welcome to our workshops


Most 2017 courses are fully booked.  


If you'd like to add your name to our email list and get advance notice of 2018 courses,

please email Anna



Or you can book 2017 courses here





Find out how one of our visitors came on a stone carving course last year

to re-charge her batteries.


Simon & Anna Cooley


Olga, with her head of Andrea, 2015


Enjoying coffee after lunch in the sun

'Aeolian 1' made here by Tim Corke 2014


We look forward to meeting you at our beautiful location.   


Whether stone, metal or clay, most courses are suitable for beginners and make ideal presents.


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