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Heritage crafts courses

Learn traditional heritage crafts at courses and workshops all over the UK. Heritage crafts are so important to our culture and living heritage - we need to keep these skills alive by learning and practicing them or they will not survive! Heritage skills can be as diverse as dry stone walling, wheel-wrighting, ploughing, rope making, gate and hurdle making, wattle and daub techniques, spoon carving, whittling and many more.

£290
Surrey - Next course on 27th July 2019
Our 'B' course is led by Ambrose Burne, who introduces his students to the basic operations with some set pieces; then it becomes more design-based and experimental, with an exploration of the students' own ideas developed with Ambrose's help. It’s a good idea - but not compulsory - to think about what you might want to make in advance, in very general terms – don’t be too ambitious - entrance gates really aren't a possibility!...
£295
London - Next course on 23rd February 2019
This short course is designed for newcomers and beginners. Immerse yourself in the joy of stained glass making for 2 full days. Whether you are a complete novice or have previously completed a 1 or 2 day course and would like to practise your skills and make another small panel, this weekend is also suitable for you. You will be guided through the steps and skills needed to create a simple glass piece using traditional...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 6th September 2019
The 'O' course is led by Peat Oberon, award-winning blacksmith, and inspiring and sympathetic teacher; assisted by Eamonn Kenward. The courses are suitable for absolute beginners, male or female, from the age of about 14 upwards; or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of iron-forging. A place on one of Peat's courses makes a fabulous birthday, Christmas or anniversary present - some recipients have said it's the best present they've ever had! Classes...
£75
Wiltshire - Next course on 31st March 2019
Make your own traditional wooden rake to take home. This course is a great opportunity to learn new skills in a beautiful Woodland setting Discover how to cleave the wood with a froe and shape with a drawknife and shave horse. Have a go at making rake tines using the tine cutter. This course will be run at our site near Warminster. Maximum course size 6 candidates
£295
London - Next course on 23rd February 2019
This short course is designed for newcomers and beginners. Immerse yourself in the joy of stained glass making for 2 full days. Whether you are a complete novice or have previously completed a 1 or 2 day course and would like to practise your skills and make another small panel, this weekend is also suitable for you. You will be guided through the steps and skills needed to create a simple glass piece using traditional...
£149
Lancashire - Next course on 9th March 2019
Would you, your friends or your family enjoy a fun and informal session building a real dry stone wall in a stunning countryside setting? Get out in the fresh air, be next to nature, and restore an important feature that defines the British landscape. Dry stone walling is a positive and relaxing experience which promotes mindfulness and boosts wellbeing in an inspirational, natural environment. Delivered by highly qualified craftsmen and instructors, these events span over...
£95
Ceredigion - Next course on 6th April 2019
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. Join us on a beautiful smallholding in the wild, wild West of Wales to learn organic gardening techniques. This day is ideal for beginners as well as experienced gardeners looking to learn how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with a greater resilience around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all. This accessible, hugely informative and...
£685
West Sussex
James Mursell, professional Windsor chair maker, runs these courses from his large and spacious workshop, on his farm in West Sussex. The course is 5 days long (Monday to Friday) and the days begin at 0830 and finish at 1800 (except Friday around 1600). All students can expect to take home a completed chair at the end of the course. The course is suitable for both complete woodworking novices and experienced woodworkers. Everyone will be...
£100
North Yorkshire
Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the business of hammering some hot steel. The day is fully hands on and as well as learning the basic principles of blacksmithing, you will make two unique items to take home with you. The first project is the snail key ring and after that, students will get to make a dragon themed coat-hook....
£100
Cumbria - Next course on 8th March 2019
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who only have experience of pole lathe turning on a spindle lathe. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. This workshop will be limited to 6 participants. The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas: • The different types of lathe used for turning • Suitable British timbers for bowl turning • Selecting appropriate sections of a log for bowl turning...