Extending the workshop season at Orchard Barn

by Thea Partridge in Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom

Extending the workshop season at Orchard Barn


raised of £100 target
100% 13 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by October 2nd 2019 at 12:22pm

I'm aiming to raise £100 to help to heat Orchard Barn CIC to increase the sustainability & craft workshop season into the winter months

I've been sculpting for over half my life and specialise in sculpting the human form. You can check out my work here: www.sculpturesbythea.com

I also really enjoy hosting workshops introducing others to the art of sculpting. You can see some of the workshops i've hosted here: https://sculpturesbythea.com/sculpture-workshops/

They include classes at Latitude, various fetes and at Orchard Barn.

A unique sculpture workshop:

To help support my mums Orchard Barn Crowdfunder, i am offering 4 places on a 'sculpting the human form for beginners'.

The workshop will take place on 9th May 2020 at Orchard Barn, Ringshall, Suffolk, between 2-5pm.

You will be introduced to figurative sculpting and leave with the sculpture that you create. The clay will be air drying so no need for firing. 

The workshop is perfect for groups of friends or a family looking for an unusual creative activity to do together. 

All funds will go towards Orchard Barn's crowdfunder to extend the workshops into the winter months. 

What are you waiting for. Get booking! 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

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Sculpture Workshop

An introduction to sculpting the human form using clay. At Orchard Barn 2-5pm on Saturday 9th May 2020 with Thea Partridge. https://sculpturesbythea.com/

£5 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Greenwood Plant Labels (pack of 10)

Avoid the use of plastic in your garden. These plant labels are hand made at Orchard Barn from coppiced Ash. Write on using pencil and you can erase time and time again. Includes postage within UK.

£5 or more

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Box of apples grown at Orchard Barn

Sample some of the unusual old varieties of apple from our orchard. These boxes could include Ashmead's Kernel, Beauty of Kent or Warner's King. Collection only.

£15 or more

Old style fire lighting spills (bundles of 10)

Light your own fire with these old school fire lighting spills. Made by volunteer Tony Smith from upcycled pitch pine floor boards using a refurbished spill plane . This reward can be posted to UK addresses.

£20 or more

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Bramble Root Elementals

Once upon a time Orchard Barn was a vast bramble patch. To create access around the old orchard many gnarled and ancient roots were 'harvested'. Sarah has created sculptures with these mini field folk. Each one has it's own tale to tell - of decades spent mingling merrily with Ivy, Greengage and Apple trees. These bold Elementals are now ready and raring to spend time with you. Rest assured they probably won't take root again. Collection only.

£20 or more

Your initials on our masonry stove

When we put the top coat of earth render on the stove, we'll put your initials on the side of it.

£30 or more

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Dream Work Consultation

Discover the inner meaning of a significant dream with Kaaren Whitney. The consultation will last 60-90 minutes and is available during November 2019 in Kaaren's Treatment Room near Saxmundham, north Suffolk. This is a very special opportunity to work with Kaaren. She has been helping clients understand their dreams for over 30 years.

£30 or more

1 of 8 claimed

A hand-made Elm mallet

Elm Mallet - great for woodworkers or campers! Orchard Barn used to be part of Nine Elms estate, so we are lucky to still have Elm trees in and around our old orchard. Not so nice when an Elm begins to die. We coppice the tree and give it a second life as a rafter in a building. Mallets are upcycled from the ends of rafters. They are traditionally made by volunteers, and finished with linseed oil. Come and select right weight/size handle for you

£45 or more

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Thai foot massage with consultation

Suzi Griffin has kindly donated this Thai foot massage which is a relaxing and invigorating treatment to the feet and lower legs. It promotes general well being and harmony to the receiver as well as many other benefits. The treatment will be given in Bury St Edmunds between 1st October 2019 and 31st March 2020.

£60 or more

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Punt on the Cam with cream tea for 2 or 4 People

Stephen Conrad (Former Director of OBee CIC) has offered this reward. It offers a 90 minute punt on the River Cam, from Scudamore's Quayside Punting, Magdalene Bridge Cambridge, CB5 8AB or Stephen's home in City Centre. Available mid October - mid November 2019, or at times when Stephen is available thereafter

£65 or more

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1-1 Clutter Clear

Clutter Freedom - When Stuff Goes, Energy Flows - to help you get more of what you want out of life. A 2 hour workshop with Feng Shui consultant Peta Jane King. To be held in her studio in Holbrook, Suffolk before the end of March 2020. http://www.energyrhythms.co.uk/home-page

£110 or more

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Vernacular Building day at Orchard Barn 2.5.2020

Spend a day with Sarah Partridge (Orchard Barn co-founder) learning where to source traditional building materials and how to convert them into a mini-building you can take home with you.

£120 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Overnight stay in Chekhov-like summerhouse

A night for two in a charming wooden summerhouse in a pretty garden on rural East Suffolk coast.This lovely summerhouse is like something out of a Chekhov play. You will sleep very well in a candle and lamp-lit room with veranda, and have a log fire if desired. It is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Available from beginning May - end September 2020

£150 or more

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Oak Bench

Crafted by Orchard Barn volunteers from Oak grown in Suffolk. Traditional joints. Ash legs. Collection only.

£150 or more

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Clutter clearing day

Karyll Browne of https://www.itsnevertoolatelifestyle.com has offered 5.5 hours of her time to help you clear your clutter in your own environment. Timing is10 am to 4 pm with half hour lunch break. Location? At bidder's home within approx 50 miles drive of Colchester before end of May (except January and February 2020)

£190 or more

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3 nights in a Gypsy Wagon at Alde Garden

Enjoy the magic of staying in this vintage wagon. Available mid week for 2 adults and 2 small children. An enchanting holiday in a wildlife garden in north Suffolk. https://aldegarden.co.uk/gypsy-caravan/ usual T+Cs apply

£220 or more

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Sponsor the Orchard Barn Masonry Stove ash door

Ash removal is an important part of maintaining the super efficiency of this unique stove. We will put your name on the 'Sponsored by ... ' plaque and invite you along to see this stove in action.

£250 or more

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Heritage Sculpture

An Oak timber from the Orchard Barn Long House building (c 1580) set in a domed sphere made from daub. Heights vary from 2-4'. Suitable as garden feature. Collection only.

£300 or more

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Pole Lathe Workshop for 1 person plus a friend

You will learn spindle turning with Will Wall, making simple items for the kitchen and garden out of locally-sourced green wood. Includes lunch/refreshments/tools/tuition/materials.Timing? 9-5 before end October 2020. Location? Bradfield Woods, Near Felsham, Suffolk. IP30 0AQ

£350 or more

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Sponsor the Orchard Barn Masonry Stove oven door

Our cast iron oven door has a glass panel and is a beautiful domed shape. We will add your name to our 'Sponsored by ....' plaque and invite you and a friend to come and sample our first baked potatoes cooked in this oven.

£500 or more

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Sponsor the Orchard Barn Masonry Stove fire door

Our cast iron fire door has a glass panel and domed shape. We will add your name to our 'Sponsored by ....' plaque. Come and learn how to fire up this unique stove. Enjoy the warming up of the clay lump benches.

£1,000 or more

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Sponsor the Orchard Barn Masonry Stove flue

Your help sponsoring the mammoth flue for this stove would be most welcome. Due to the size of the stove and height of the barn we've had to install over 6 metres of flue. We will put your name on the 'Sponsored by ...' plaque and invite you and a friend to partake of the first supper cooked in the oven (produce from our own garden).

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