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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Workshop/Course, Sat 9 Sep 2017, £75

Tiles and Triptychs in Porcelain

Tiles and Triptychs in Porcelain


A day with Gwen Bainbridge - a very talented ceramics artist creating textured tiles of sizes to suit your need. Whether to be incorporated in a kitchen wall setting, combined as a Triptych or simply to use as single tile decorations or coaster is your choice.There are multiple uses.

Designs and shapes can be drawn freehand, layered, pressed and imprinted. Cutters could also be used. Gwen will bring a selection, but do bring your own special shape cutters if you have a particular interest or need (bicycles etc). If you would like to incorporate pressed flowers and leaves shapes & patterns into your tile these work best when dried and flat. Once you decide you wish to come on this course pick and press your flowers and bring carefully on the day within the book. Lavender and daisy, ivy leaves, wild strawberry, small leaved geranium all work well.

Colours and definitions may be applied using the same techniques as the Bud Vases course above. Ideas for triptychs (a picture on three panels) are limitless : seasons, flowers, leaves, childrens' book characters, animals, birds, numbers, stories etc etc. You could even pre- prepare some lino cut panels to use as a porcelain template and bring these along if required.

On-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board Member

We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00
The Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with unusual opening times. Fri 12.00 to 18.00. Sat 10.00 to 18.00 and the second Sun of the month 10.00 to 18.00. We will serve any cyclists at other times with whatever we have, if of course we are about and available. Seasonal opening only, Apr to end Sep.


£75 incl a lovely Aga lunch, hot refreshments and home baking.

You will start with a porcelain slab suitable for coaster size 6 tiles of coaster size and to include the usual firing which will be £10 payable to Gwen. Further porcelain will be available at cost pro rata.


annie swarbrick

01768 483984


CA11 0UT


On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls.
We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days,
Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles

Parking: free


  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp


  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesChildren's menu


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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