Date(s) - 1 Dec 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This workshop, for the whole family, is part of a series of creative short workshops with Peggy Beer who runs the local food business Eldertree and Peggy’s Childminding, aiming to give you the knowledge of how to make things yourself in a natural way, without having to worry about any hidden ingredients.
For thousands of years, people have used fragrant flowers, plants, herbs and resins as incense. Using smoke to send prayers out to the gods is one of the oldest forms of ceremony.
Peggy will start with a short introduction covering the backgrounds of the use of incense and then get straight into the practical elements.
We will start by measuring the ingredients for the dough out and mix it. Then everyone will be able to choose their own individual fragrance mix of dried flowers, plants, herbs and resins such as lavender, rose, sage, sandalwood, frankincense, cinnamon, glove, pine needles and more. There will also be sample mixes to choose from. The fragrant mix will be incorporated into the dough and then the dough will be shaped into cones.
Everyone can then create their individual design to make an incense holder from clay, from a simple plate shape to advanced ‘smoking houses’ or ‘smoking men’.
Please bring containers to take your cones and your clay creation home in. The cones will need drying for a few days before they can be used.
Tutor: Peggy Beer
Peggy, originally from Germany, now runs Eldertree, a local business specialising in fermented foods.
Workshop Fee: £25 (+ £5, payable on arrival to the tutor in cash to cover the materials).
Special offer: Attend this workshop plus Raw Chocolate Making in the afternoon for £45.
Places are limited to eight participants and must be booked in advance.
Please book by Friday 22nd as specialist materials will need to be ordered in advance.