Lifelong bakers Dragan Matijevic and his partner, Penny Williams, set up their first microbakery in Oxford, 2008, selling artisan bread to locals from "The smallest bakery in the world" - a tiny, converted garden store. It was originally intended as a side-project, something to complement their freelance incomes as a magician (Dragan) and a copywriter/ translator (Penny). But the bread had other ideas! It proved such a success that they were soon baking six days a week, and being asked to give classes. In 2012, Dragan and Penny moved to Devon, establishing The Artisan Bakery School in a rambling Devonshire cottage with a good kitchen and a slightly bigger bakery. They now offer a wide range of one-day classes or baking mini-breaks, from Beginners through Artisan Sourdough & Rye, Woodfired Pizza, Viennoiserie, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free and Heirloom Grains, Heritage Techniques. The Artisan Bakery School focuses on teaching people how to bake bread with integrity. That means authentic techniques, and ethical ingredients: no chemicals, no preservatives, no cheating and no cutting corners. We also show people who are time-poor how to fit real, slow-rise bread into their hectic lifestyles with minimal effort. We think baking should be fun and there’s no reason why you have to be a slave to your dough!