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Throw A Pot In Cornwall
Your experience will be fun and informal yet informative and productive. You're definitely going to throw your own individual pot! We start by familiarising ourselves with the studio, the equipment and tools we will use during your experience. Then it's straight onto the wheel where you learn to centre the clay, and throw a pot. Once we have your pot formed we'll clean it up a bit and lift your creation from the wheel to dry. Then we'll do it again. Why not try another shape? You can throw as many pots as time allows. For an extra payment at the end of your experience you get to choose your favourite piece and when it's bone dry aprox 3 weeks I'll fire it for you in the kiln for 2 days then sand it down, glaze it to be fired again to be packed off to your home (Postage & Packing is included in the small additional cost.) Other things to note please check the reviews
Beginners’ Surf Experience in Newquay
Arriving at our central base in Newquay, you'll be welcomed by myself or one the team. After an introduction and a quick overview of your activity, it's time to jump into wetsuits and start getting kitted up for your experience. Once everyone is ready, we'll make the short walk to either of the Newquay's famous surfing beaches. We break the lesson down into two parts and explain everything you need to know in stages. Remember you don't need any previous experience and you'll have the support and guidance of your surf coach throughout the lesson. From explaining beach safety, how to manage your surfboard to catching waves, the first part of the lesson is designed to make you feel comfortable in the sea. After a quick break and​ recap on the beach, we'll cover some tips and techniques on how to 'pop up' and ride a wave back to the shore. The majority of our lessons take place from waist height in the surf so you don't need to be a strong swimmer. Just keen to give it go! Other things to note Please send us a message about our latest availability.​
Cave and Shipwreck Kayak Adventure
Starting from the Blue Flag Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth Cornwall. Our 2-hour sea kayak adventure takes you into sea caves, through rocky gullies, over submerged reefs and up close to mysterious shipwrecks. Sea Kayaking with us is a fun, friendly and safe way to discover and explore Falmouth’s beautiful coastline, wildlife and maritime history. Every Adventure starts with some basic paddling tuition, our sit-on-top kayaks are all fitted with comfy back rests, are very stable and easy to paddle. Other things to note Age restriction: Anyone below the age of 18 must have a parent / or guardian accompany the child on the activity. Minimum age limits is 12 Yrs
Throwing a cup on the potters' wheel
Arriving at the studio, just off the hughstreet, we begin with hand building techniques together and a cup of tea or coffee, perhaps discussing the work flow of an independent ceramics studio. Sessions limited to a maximum of three people. The season breaks into three parts. First, hand-building methods pinch pots and coil pots. Second, step boy step demonstration of using potters' wheel followed by personalised guidance on throwing a cup. Third, independently applying your new knowledge and skill to create your own wheel-thrown cup. After a few weeks for firing and glazing, your cup will arrive in the post to your home ready for that first cup of tea or coffee.
Coasteering Adventure in Newquay
From wild swimming, and low-level traversing, to everyone’s favourite, deep water cliff jumps. Not to mention scrambling up gullies, swimming through sluices, getting washed around in whirlpools, or exploring large caves. Coasteering has something for everyone and provides a unique way to explore the coastline in a fun and relaxed environment​. Arriving at our central base in Newquay, you'll be welcomed by myself or one of the team. After an introduction and a quick overview of your activity, it's time to jump into wetsuits and start getting kitted up for your experience. Once everyone is ready, our coasteering location locally known as 'the Gazzle' (Cornish word for armpit) is just a short 5 minute walk away. Before we enter the sea your guide will explain and demonstrate all the various elements you will come across and the skills you'll need to have an amazing time. Remember you don't need any previous coasteering experience & you won't have to do anything you don't want! BUT you must be confident to swim at least 50 metres in open water. Other things to note Coasteering is an activity governed by the tide and sea conditions on the day. Our session times reflect the best today conditions each day. No coasteering experience is necessary​​​ to join. You can do as much or as little as you like.

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Throw A Pot In Cornwall
Your experience will be fun and informal yet informative and productive. You're definitely going to throw your own individual pot! We start by familiarising ourselves with the studio, the equipment and tools we will use during your experience. Then it's straight onto the wheel where you learn to centre the clay, and throw a pot. Once we have your pot formed we'll clean it up a bit and lift your creation from the wheel to dry. Then we'll do it again. Why not try another shape? You can throw as many pots as time allows. For an extra payment at the end of your experience you get to choose your favourite piece and when it's bone dry aprox 3 weeks I'll fire it for you in the kiln for 2 days then sand it down, glaze it to be fired again to be packed off to your home (Postage & Packing is included in the small additional cost.) Other things to note please check the reviews
Beginners’ Surf Experience in Newquay
Arriving at our central base in Newquay, you'll be welcomed by myself or one the team. After an introduction and a quick overview of your activity, it's time to jump into wetsuits and start getting kitted up for your experience. Once everyone is ready, we'll make the short walk to either of the Newquay's famous surfing beaches. We break the lesson down into two parts and explain everything you need to know in stages. Remember you don't need any previous experience and you'll have the support and guidance of your surf coach throughout the lesson. From explaining beach safety, how to manage your surfboard to catching waves, the first part of the lesson is designed to make you feel comfortable in the sea. After a quick break and​ recap on the beach, we'll cover some tips and techniques on how to 'pop up' and ride a wave back to the shore. The majority of our lessons take place from waist height in the surf so you don't need to be a strong swimmer. Just keen to give it go! Other things to note Please send us a message about our latest availability.​
Cornish Pasty making course
Cornish Pasty Course The course kicks off with a proper pasty making demonstration that covers the history and culture of the Cornish pasty. Students then have a go at making their own pasty with hands on guidance from our tutors – especially during the all important crimping! Whilst the pasties are in the oven students will enjoy a demonstration of homemade scones. Students then sit down to enjoy a classic Cornish cream tea before heading home with their freshly baked pasties.
Cave and Shipwreck Kayak Adventure
Starting from the Blue Flag Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth Cornwall. Our 2-hour sea kayak adventure takes you into sea caves, through rocky gullies, over submerged reefs and up close to mysterious shipwrecks. Sea Kayaking with us is a fun, friendly and safe way to discover and explore Falmouth’s beautiful coastline, wildlife and maritime history. Every Adventure starts with some basic paddling tuition, our sit-on-top kayaks are all fitted with comfy back rests, are very stable and easy to paddle. Other things to note Age restriction: Anyone below the age of 18 must have a parent / or guardian accompany the child on the activity. Minimum age limits is 12 Yrs
Throwing a cup on the potters' wheel
Arriving at the studio, just off the hughstreet, we begin with hand building techniques together and a cup of tea or coffee, perhaps discussing the work flow of an independent ceramics studio. Sessions limited to a maximum of three people. The season breaks into three parts. First, hand-building methods pinch pots and coil pots. Second, step boy step demonstration of using potters' wheel followed by personalised guidance on throwing a cup. Third, independently applying your new knowledge and skill to create your own wheel-thrown cup. After a few weeks for firing and glazing, your cup will arrive in the post to your home ready for that first cup of tea or coffee.
Coasteering Adventure in Newquay
From wild swimming, and low-level traversing, to everyone’s favourite, deep water cliff jumps. Not to mention scrambling up gullies, swimming through sluices, getting washed around in whirlpools, or exploring large caves. Coasteering has something for everyone and provides a unique way to explore the coastline in a fun and relaxed environment​. Arriving at our central base in Newquay, you'll be welcomed by myself or one of the team. After an introduction and a quick overview of your activity, it's time to jump into wetsuits and start getting kitted up for your experience. Once everyone is ready, our coasteering location locally known as 'the Gazzle' (Cornish word for armpit) is just a short 5 minute walk away. Before we enter the sea your guide will explain and demonstrate all the various elements you will come across and the skills you'll need to have an amazing time. Remember you don't need any previous coasteering experience & you won't have to do anything you don't want! BUT you must be confident to swim at least 50 metres in open water. Other things to note Coasteering is an activity governed by the tide and sea conditions on the day. Our session times reflect the best today conditions each day. No coasteering experience is necessary​​​ to join. You can do as much or as little as you like.
Become a Hotelier Mentoring Session
Learn how to run a small hotel o- Behind the scenes of a small hotel Anyone who has dreamt of starting a hospitality business and want to see what it is really like. This is your chance to have a mentoring session. The participants will be given a tour of our hotel both front of house and behind the scenes. We will show how we structure our business in an efficient manner. We will then proceed to workshop mode where we will discuss the following main topics: - Why get into the hospitality business - How to pick the right location and property that will work for you - Can I do it, do I have the necessary skills - How to run a small hotel/B&B/ AirBnB properties - Business considerations from getting started to running your business - Work Life Balance - How to market your business (online, OTA's, social media platforms) - Legal considerations - How to create a cohesive look The session will be finished with coffee/tea/soft drink and cake. During the workshop the participants are encouraged to ask any questions they have about getting in to the hospitality business. The participants will be given notes with more detailed considerations to ask yourself if you are dreaming of running your own hospitality business.
Vibrant Storytelling Tour Through Falmouth
Falmouth Uncovered is a passionate historical tour that whisks visitors back through the centuries to discover Falmouth as it used to be. We explore Falmouth's streets and alleys, connecting with the colourful characters and exciting events that occurred here. This was once a maritime boomtown that attracted people from around the world, and together we uncover the secrets they left behind. With a mixture of humour, passion and storytelling, I aim to transform my guests' experience of this unique town forever. This isn't a lecture or a dry list of facts — it's an imaginative and creative journey through time that uncovers secrets and stories that deserve to be known by all.
Craft a set of silver rings
During the workshop experience you will learn traditional craftsmanship jewellery making skills and techniques in small groups in a relaxed atmosphere. You'll be welcomed into my home, where the sterling silver ring making workshop will take place. You will learn to size your finger, measure out silver, cut, file and shape the metal before moving on to soldering, texturing and polishing. Eco silver and use of tools are included in the price and your pieces of jewellery will go home with you. Although designed for beginners, all are welcome to come and get creative with silver. The workshop will last approximately 3 hours. If you can't find a day or time that fits in with your plans, just get in touch as I am happy to change the workshop calendar to suit you. Please note that I have a friendly dog. She will not be taking part in the workshop and will only be allowed in to greet you if you agree...however, if you have allergies this is something you need to consider.
Art class / resin ocean art
The class start with quick meet and greet so everyone gets to know each other. I will describe the art project everyone is about to work on. The overview will provide information regarding the techniques which is broken down by short easy phases. You’ll jump right into a the action of mixing resin and adding sand for our first layer for our beautiful ocean art pictures. Next step is to pic up two blue pigments ( one slightly brighter second slightly darker ) . I will talk about different techniques of pouring resin and safety. (Resin is a chemical) Cakes and coffee /tea served thought the class as soft music is playing in the background. In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know about pouring colourful and mesmerising resin art. This class is designed to provide you with techniques and insight necessary to create your own artwork. -breakdown of tools, supplies and products needed in pouring process -do’s and don’t’ s in process of resin pouring -follow step by step instructions
Coasteer and Wild Swim Cornish Coastline
Coasteering and Wild Swimming the Cornish Coastline with the The Sea Club. We'll meet you down by the sea and get you kitted out with suits and helmets and head down to the clifftops. Instructors will guide you to sit down on the rocks for a quick brief on our safety equipment, coasteer techniques and where we'll be taking you on your coasteering adventure. Once you are all clued up on all your coasteering techniques we'll head off. Wild swimming, climbing, rock hopping and deep water cliff jumping along the beautiful Cornish coastline. Exploring hidden old smugglers caves and getting your adrenaline pumping, jumping off the cliffs. Other things to note If you wish to book different dates or times let us know and we'll be able to sort that for you.
Hidden St Ives Guided eBike Tour
Join our experienced local guides to escape the crowds on a guided eBike tour of St Ives. Starting at our shop in St Ives, we'll get you set up with the right size eBike and helmet and explain how the bikes work. We'll then lead you on a ride exploring the beaches, hidden viewpoints and fascinating history of St Ives. We'll take a circular route following quiet lanes for views of the Moors and Atlantic Coast to the West and on a clear day the South Coast We will then descend to Carbis Bay Beach and if time allows a couple of stunning hidden viewpoints with incredible views across Porthminster Beach to St Ives Harbour. From here we will return to the shop and if time allows ride up to the lookout on the Island. Along the way we'll share some of the weird and wonderful history of St Ives. If we are lucky there is often a good chance of seeing seals in the water, gannets diving and if we are really lucky dolphins. It is worth pointing out that I will adjust the route as necessary depending on weather, group interests, time of day and wildlife sightings. We also do longer tours heading out of St Ives to Zennor and ancient sites on the moors. Get in touch for more info.
Charlestown Kayak Adventure
Starting from the Georgian harbour of Charlestown, this 2-hour kayak adventure is steeped in history and natural beauty. Setting off from the harbour, like centuries of seafarers, you will explore natural rock features and archways and access hidden coves and beaches only accessible from the water. Every adventure starts with some basic paddling tuition. Our sit-on-top kayaks are all fitted with comfortable back rests and are very stable and easy to paddle. No previous experience is required. Age restriction: Anyone below the age of 18 must have a parent / or guardian accompany the child on the activity. Minimum age limits for this activity is 12 yrs
Archaeoastronomy & Heritage Walk
Archaeoastronomy expert Carolyn leads a guided walking tour, through the wonderful rich ancient landscape of Penwith, Cornwall. We will visit a number of ancient sites which includes stone circles, barrows, menhirs to name a few. Carolyn will take the time to describe how the ancient communities lived in this part of Cornwall and talk about how the monuments left by these people fit into this history. She will also talk about how these people related some of these monuments to the night sky. Lasting for 2.5 hours there is a real opportunity for people to immerse themselves into this fantastic natural landscape while escaping the crowds. The walk takes a circular route, which is about two miles in length and follows ancient trails through the landscape. There are some gentle slopes involved and the path can be uneven. It also can get muddy especially in the winter months. I also run Ancient Cornwall a Bronze Age a walk in another area of West Cornwall which is slightly longer 3 miles. https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/861929 Thanks for looking :) Other things to note This is an off road walk apart from 20metres at the start. The tracks can be uneven and slippy, sturdy shoes are requested. The walk is about 2 miles in length but I can be flexible for all abilities.
Cornish Foraging and wildlife walks for groups
Come and join an amazing forage and wildlife tour with local guide Jonathan. Your tour will begin with a foraged (Hedgerow) Tea before exploring the beautiful Cornwall coast between Penberth and Treen, made famous by BBC's Poldark. Activities vary on each walk, they may include, but are not limited to: Dolphin spotting, Seaweed diving, Bird spotting and tasting the seasonal wild foods that grow on the far South West peninsula coast. Tours will end with a glass of Elderflower Champagne (Season permitting).
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