Workshops and courses




Create your own halig bowl

Halig, is an old english word which translates to, that which is made holy or sacred. What is the difference then, between normal and ordinary, versus sacred and holy? I believe a world. A lifetime perhaps? Switching our attention and emphasis on to that which has the potential to transform our lives. Understanding that the quality of our intention, clarity and focus has the ability to transform, transmute and heal. Such a simple shift of awareness if it wasn’t so tightly woven into the fabric of our ego. The bones of this work will be framed upon the land, within the shamanic journey and around ancient symbol. Over the period of three Sundays, I will guide you deeply and safely to the edge of your imagination. Letting you go, to explore the shaman’s worlds. Working with the land as your bowl’s place of birth, clay as body, natural and metallic oxides, glyph and symbol, as skin and adornment . I will guide you through the process of forming, informing, and decorating your bowl. Culminating in the final ‘live’ Raku firing. Raku, a Japanese word meaning ‘JOY’ is a method of adhering glaze – skin – to body. Undergoing a process of thermal shock, which leads to the cracking of the glaze. Starving the flame, the carbon moves into the cracks revealing the archeology of fractures. This supposed weakness becomes the beauty of the piece. You will take your bowl home on the final day, after having been shown how and for what purpose it will be used.


Halig deposit


Final payment Halig Bowl course


What people are saying about the course

The whole experience was a joy from start to finish

“An incredible journey” “Inspiring” “Expanding” “Magical” 

“Held with deep care”

“The whole experience was a joy from start to finish”

“Emily is a wonderful course leader”

“This enabled me to have a profound encounter with self”

All day Introduction to The Spiritual Realm Of Trees

An exploratory embodied drawing practise where we partner up and dip into the ancient language and story of the trees, acknowledging the mysteries of the celtic tree oghams. Applying marks, words, observing pattern and texture, through deep listening practise, shamanic journey and guided meditation. The direct result of which may enhance your ‘seership’ skills, and a great introduction to shamanism. This is for anyone seeking their own ‘map’ and safe navigation through and between the liminal using Nature as ally. Time: 11-4 pm email: for further info.


Drawing in Nature

……It is good for us to draw a line at some point…… This is a half day retreat emmersing ourselves in nature to improve our creative well being. We shall begin the day with a guided meditation spending time grounding and setting our intentions for the day. We will then explore and walk amongst the ancient trees of Hoar wood. Using various methods I will encourage you to sharpen your senses to the world of the trees, and drop into a space of deep listening / observing. Heightening our perceptions, noticing our reflections in nature helps us to see more clearly. Improving our drawing and general creative wellbeing.


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