Summer Fires are Forging Fires...
Three Days to Craft a Singing Bowl or Bell
and Six days to Forge a Gong . . .
Are you in for all or some of this Feast of Fire and Forging Metal to co-create Sound Frequencies that could shake up and create a new reality?
Clophill, Bedforshire is our home ground for this exciting window of transformation, healing and creationship.
From Friday 14th through to Sunday 23rd August we will offer two Alchemical Fire workshops with the forging of Sound.
Summer days and nights close to the land as you bring hand forged sounding instrument/s into existence
We invite you to meet metal and the elements of creation around a central smithing fire of sound and alchemy just an hour and a half from London.
August 14 - 16
Forge a Singing Bowl
August 18th - 23rd
Six days to forge a brass or bornze gong with a team of master crafts people including the creator of these beautiful and far reaching high frequency tonal instruments, Tone Gongs, Ton Akkermans.
The Singing Bowl Workshop - 14 - 16 August
For new and experienced 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.
The days will take you to the heart of sound crafting as you meet the metal in its changing states, working with you in a most incredible co-creative process, inviting and exploring the sounds and frequencies that emerge, change and shift at different stages along the way. It is through this initial transformational process that we come to enter into a deeper invitation to live with the elements as part of us. This process of transofrming metal to craft spound through a singing bowl or bell will take you through personal and universal processes that have the power to open up your widest gaze and live from a greater awareness and partnering with the elements and Earth. Through these days you will be immersed in what it takes to bring somethiong totally new into form as you meet the various stages of alchemical transformation and chaos. A journey with material like few others and from it a sounding instrument that creates change and has the possibility to ring through the ages beyond your days.
... a generous and powerful space for co-creating with Nature
We encourage you to come and stay on the land with us during these days but of course you are welcome to sleep somewhere close by and join us again each day from 9 30 - dusk. Through the making you will be given ample space to make contact with your own process ... a tuning in to the greater silence that these instruments call forth. For those that stay there will be evenings that allow a central fire to become a hearth for telling, listening or simply being under a large open starry sky . . .
Our Venue - The Clophill Centre, Clophill, Bedfordshire
August 14 - 16
2 30pm Friday 14th - 6 30pm Sunday August 16th
Campers are welcome to stay another night on the 16th
or you may like to stay longer and Forge your own Gong with us from the 18th - 23rd! A Feast of Fire and Forging over ten August days ...
"There is magic at work here... an invitation to what sounds you would like to bring into the world...."
Three Day Workshop Details
Residential Workshop fee £465
Non-Residential Workshop fee £375
Cost of materials is an additional charge based on metal chosen - approx £15 - £45
A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.
Places are limited and we advise booking as early as possible as spaces tend to fill up fast.
The workshop price includes two lunches and one supper and all snacks and drinks throughout.
Residential fee inc camping, breakfasts and suppers during workshop. Non-resident makers are welcome to be included in the evening meals for an additional price as per the booking form.
please note that the cost of materials is not included.
Please see our terms and conditions page before registering.
To Book your place get in touch. All enquiries welcome.
For more about the Singing Bowl Workshop and the process involved see here.
Summer Fires are Community Fires...
Special Message to Resounding Bowl Makers
who have made two or more instruments with us in the past seven years
We are offering a Discounted Price for Experienced Makers if you would like to come and be part of the back up team at Clophill. Get in touch if you'd like to know more.
Come and be a part of this beautiful summer gathering of sound creation!