Midsummer Fires are Forging Fires...
The Hearth of Fire, the Heart of Making, the Central Fires of Creation
Come and spend three glorious summer days and nights living close to the land as you bring a hand forged sounding instrument into existence.
These days invite a celebration! We will come together and celebrate the community of bowl makers, the sound beings and the land that is Clophill with its wide offer of woodland, fire circles, an inner earth chamber, wandering chickens, bio-dynamic garden, tipi and women's rooted womb garden as well as our own meditation and sound circles coming together in the large traditional yurt, close to the ground.
For new and second time bowl makers this workshop is an opportunity to enter into the beautiful and powerful field of an ancient and new way of creating sound in conscious collaboration with all of life.
Days of making with early mornings and evenings for asking yourself where you are called to be. . .
Is it to one of the many fire circles where we might create the space of wider listening, to stories, to music, to the night skies or the morning dews as you walk bare foot upon our beautiful earth or take an early morning solar shower as you realise you are the only one awake i a field of dreams...
The days will be woven through with the heart of sound crafting, the hammers will be a chorus of metal on metal on wood or wood on metal on wood...with an occasional personal 'ping' as you explore the sound that is coming into form through the various stages of chaos.
Clophill is a generous and powerful space for co-creating.
We encourage you to come and stay on the land with us during these days. Living close the land and the elements at this farm, where the land has been consciously co-created with and by a beautiful community. This space allows each of us to make contact with our larger selves...tuning in and outwardly to the greater silence that these instruments command of us and to that of coming together in ourselves with each other.
What is it you will ask for in a space where the energies are available and present to assist so readily?
Drawing upwards from the earth energies you may even catch a breath of the dragons creative night fires, sparking your own unseen and unmet self to come out and play in a wider space of creation's dance!
The Clophill Centre, Bedfordshire
From 5pm Thursday 28th - 6pm July 1st
We start with a Sound Weaving, open to the public, this is land where fire is a keeper and teacher of our own lineage as spiritual and earthly beings. We welcome the extended community that Clophill has forged over the years and invite many friends to come and be a part of this opening fire ceremony of welcome to the those who are gathered.
For participants of the workshop this fire and sound weaving opens the space of creation - a night space for bringing you close to the bowl you will craft over the following days.
There is magic at work here...here is the invitation to what you would like to bring into the world.
Full Camping Residential £455
Materials extra - based on metal chosen - approx £12 - £75
A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.
To Book your place on this workshop please email Heather
The workshop price includes the lunches for the three days during the workshop and all snacks and drinks throughout for those who are resident.
For those who are non-resident we are happy to include you in these meals for an additional price as per the booking form.
Midsummer Fires are Community Fires...
We have a special opportunity for these summer forging days that is open to all experienced makers
of our workshops.
This year we are birthing a wider circle of Sound Creation during
Summer Forging festival of Sound!
For those of you who have made two or more bowls with us we invite you to join us for a special discounted rate in recognition of your contributing to the field of a Resounding Earth.
You might make bells or a bowl, a tubular bell or be drawn to play with the material to create new sound instruments called in by your presence with the land, the space and time. We will ask for some community support for the balance and ease of creating the morning and evening gatherings and meals as well as lend your energies and experience to those who are forging for the first time.
In a sense we are growing a Community of Makers and like all communities there are circles of support in every area.
Come and be a part of this beautiful summer gathering of sound creation!
The Community of Makers are those who have made two or more instruments with us in the past five years.
We are offering a very Special Discounted Price of £365 for Experienced Makers
This £90 discount is for the residential option and covers the food and camping costs!
Welcome to the Hearth for Sound Creation!