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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.

£45
Isle of Anglesey - Next course on 16th December 2018
Flexible course dates! Learn practical, hands-on candlemaking in this fun and relaxed workshop - perfect for beginners. Create a variety of beautiful candles, from scented soy wax votives to traditional hand-dipped candles, scented tealights and soy wax melts. Choose from a range of fragrances and dyes to design your very own candles! At the end of this class you will take home all the wonderful candles you have made - and the skills to make...
£290
Surrey - Next course on 30th March 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!...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 1st March 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...
£195
Norfolk
One day pottery courses near Norwich. A full day of potting for two people, cost per couple, £195.00. number of students per day is 2 Throwing & Handbuilding, have a go at both. This is a great day for friends, couples, birthdays and more. The pottery courses are held at Cossey's Yard, a very rural working studio pottery at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. We start the day by looking at various designs for...
£65
Wiltshire - Next course on 30th March 2019
This is a great hand’s on day at our woodland site near Warminster Wiltshire. Learning basic Survival and Bushcraft Skills. During your time spent with us you will: · Build your own shelter · Purify water · Natural tinders · Fire lighting without matches · Making cordage from natural plant fibres · Tree Id · Natural navigation Minimum age 18 younger students are allowed by prior arrangement please call us to discuss. We are based...
£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...
£140
Lancashire
Hammer Skills are Blacksmithing Courses, run in conjunction with Colin White FWCF of Anvilsring. (Blacksmithing Courses North West UK on this site). The courses are run by Bob Pickard RSS and concentrate on the basic skills required to enable students to progress onto more intricate forge work. One on one tuition. If you are struggling with the production of forged ironwork to the standards you require, back to basics may be the answer. If you...