Introducing Artisan Days...

Come and join us in the fascinating setting of the Gower Heritage Centre in Parkmill, Gower. Relax and be inspired to create and experience the crafts and skills from the past, such as Weaving, Basic Blacksmithing and Glass Blowing/Bead Making Come and create your own piece of artwork in a Painting for Pleasure Workshop. Paint brush Heaven! Or join our Artisan Bread Making Workshop and learn the History of Bread, make your own sourdough starter to take home, and watch the grain being milled on stones powered by the 19th century waterwheel before using the stone ground flour to produce your very own artisan loaves.

We also offer Gift Vouchers for our Workshops and courses purchased by telephoning us on 01792 371206. An ideal unusual gift to treat a special friend or family member, a great gift for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirement or just to say 'Thank You'.

Tree House Pottery

Come and explore your creative side: Clay modelling or throw a pot on a potter's wheel. Everyone leaves with their own work of art. No experience necessary, there's always a first time for everything. We celebrate wonky pots and imperfection!

Tree House Pottery Courses

1 hour clay modelling/potter's wheel. Explore 2 methods of pottery, leaving with your work of art at the end. Ideal for under 14's or families.

4 hour Immersive Experience. Spend more time using 3 different methods of pottery including tile/slab making, modelling and the potter's wheel. There is an option of returning to paint and glaze your creation.

Please email reception@gowerheritagecentre.co.uk for prices and availability!

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Basic Blacksmithing Course

Group sizes: One on One preferred, but can accommodate up to 3 students

Suitable for ages 16 and over (please contact us if the student will be younger)

Please contact us on 01792 371206 for prices and availability.

Arrive at 10:00am for 10:30am start " Get started, and learn the basic techniques that will allow you to shape and forge Iron and steel. " All tools and materials provided " Take home your forged items, including, but not limited to: Nails, "S" Hooks, and a pair of tongs to get you going. Individually tailored courses available, tell us what you'd like to do, and we will accommodate the best we can (depending on tools/equipment/resources etc)

Please email reception@gowerheritagecentre.co.uk for an information pack!

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Artisan Bread Making Course

Book in for our Artisan Bread Making Workshop and learn the history of Bread, make your own sourdough starter to take home, and watch the grain being milled on stones powered by the 19th century waterwheel before using the stone ground flour to produce your very own artisan loaves.

Our Artisan Bread Making course is aimed at people of all ages, we are also able to take group bookings, family sessions etc. which will allow you to get the most out of your time during your day. This course is a great opportunity to learn an age old craft, meet new friends and have fun.

Please email reception@gowerheritagecentre.co.uk for an information pack!

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Slate Carving Experience

Meet our Resident Stonemason Kevin Raymond, with 41 years' experience Come and see Kevin at work crafting the finest quality Welsh Slate house and business signs.

Gilded in copper, silver or 23.5 carat gold leaf. Unique, bespoke signs just for you. Also on display and for sale within the workshop: Welsh Slate gifts for your home; coasters, place mats, tea light holders, and much more.

Have a go yourself by booking a workshop where you will handmake and take home your very own plaque. Gowerstoneart.co.uk/book-online

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Animal Keeper Experience

Our Keeper for a Day experiences give you the chance to be an animal keeper for 3 hours where you will be involved in all aspects of Animal keeping, get up, close and personal to our furry & feathered friends. Get a unique insight into the day to day life of our animal carers!

Options available for 1 or 2 Children, booking essential during School Holidays and Weekends.

Please email reception@gowerheritagecentre for prices and availability.

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Gower Wooly Workshop

A world of fluff 'n' stuff! Needle felting Workshops/taster sessions, supplies, & unique hand felted gifts.

Contact Ailsa on woolyworkshop@yahoo.com for more information and availability!

Weaving/Spinning Woollen Mill Experience

During this course you will be taught the traditional and more modern methods of the processes that we use in the Woollen Mill on a daily basis to create various products, to better your knowledge and understanding of the textile industry as a whole.

Our Woollen Mill Experience Day course is aimed at people of all ages, we are also able to take group bookings, family sessions etc. which will allow you to get the most out of your time during your day. This course is a great opportunity to learn an age old craft, meet new friends and have fun. Please contact us before booking if you have any injuries or disabilities. Please note that due to government advice pregnant women are unable to participate in this workshop.

Foraging Courses

Explore the area surrounding the Gower Heritage Centre, a gentle stroll to the beautiful Three Cliffs Bay, stopping on the way for a taste of the wild. Combined with a visit to Giants Grave and the Lime kilns hiding away in Parc Le Breos collecting freedom food and a glimpse of the past, legends and Gower lore combined with the opportunity to learn the basics of foraging safely and sustainably.

Contact us for more information and availability!

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Why not treat yourself to a mini break?

Stay with us in the heart of the Gower Peninsula whilst you complete your course/s. We have a great range of accommodation available here at the Gower Heritage Centre to suit your needs. Please call our reception on 01792 371206 for more details.



Crafts you can make yourself at the Gower Heritage Centre...


At weekends and in school holidays, there will be themed craft workshops for your children to enjoy including;

Throw your own pot on our potters wheel, Clay modelling, Bag Printing, Mask Making, Spoon Puppets, Butterfly Making, Make a Pirate Hat and lots more..

 

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