Dobkow, Katshava Mountains

Figural gingerbread baking workshop

Gingerbread baking workshops in the Forge of Old Crafts in Dobków.

Price list

  • Workshops | one ball of gingerbread dough
    60 14person/place
  • Accompanying person/guardian
    25 5.9person
  • Family ticket | max 5 pers.
    240 55.9family
  • Individual workshops | up to 4 pers.
    300 69.8group

50 PLN – person/place | 25 PLN – accompanying person/guardian | 200 PLN – family ticket (max 5 pers.) | 300 PLN – individual workshops, max 4 people each subsequent + 50 PLN

Opening hours / opening dates

  • all year round
  • workshops are held regularly 1 to 2 times a week during holidays, winter holidays, long weekends
  • see the current WORKSHOP CALENDAR in the Land of Extinct Volcanoes
  • At any time you can order workshops for a school group, several families or as an attraction at a company event


  • workshops are conducted by Irena and Zenek – art conservators
  • The Forge of Old Crafts is a meticulously restored historic building, in which until the 80s of the twentieth century. There was a real forge
  • Figural gingerbread is a combination of passion for art and respect for old traditions
  • based on the old recipe you will learn the forgotten art of Traditional Gingerbread Making
  • The lecturers combined passion for art with the idea of slow-food – honey comes from our own apiary, spices are carefully selected, and flour is imported from a trusted mill
  • There is no place for rush here, because any handicrafts take time
  • The workshop produces not only traditional long-maturing dough but also beautifully carved, wooden gingerbread forms
  • Irena: “We love what we do because… Our art has taste.”

At the workshop:

  • you will learn the history of gingerbread and the art of woodcarving (precise sculpting)
  • roll out the gingerbread ball and manually press them into wooden forms made by Zenek from pear wood, ps. Ask at the workshop why pear :-)
  • Then gently remove the dough from the mold and put the cakes on a baking tray and in the oven
  • After baking gingerbread, you can eat or take with you small artworks


Frequently asked questions

Irena Tchorowska

The workshop is conducted by Irena Tchorowska.

How to make gingerbread

Each workshop participant will receive a ball of dough to “process”.

Figural gingerbread

The dough should be pressed very carefully into the mold.

Figural gingerbread

In the studio you can buy gingerbread.

Gingerbread workshops

Gingerbread workshops in the Forge of Old Crafts.

Gingerbread recipe

At gingerbread workshops.

Woodcarving tools

Zenek’s woodcarving tools.

Forge of Old Crafts

Forge of Old Crafts.

Forge of Old Crafts

The Forge of Old Crafts is located in the building of the pre-war forge.

Workshops for families with children

Gingerbread workshops are designed for families with children but also for groups of adults.

Workshop Land of Extinct Volcanoes

Workshops in the Land of Extinct Volcanoes.

Gingerbread workshops

Gingerbread goes to the baking tray and to the oven.

Gingerbread making workshops

Gingerbread making workshops are designed for children, but also for adults.

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