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£180
Devon - Next course on 19th January 2019
A two day course learning the skills and techniques of green woodworking, with an emphasis on contemporary design and detailing. Maximum of 6 students. You will make either a low stool or a side table using a variety of edge tools. Starting with a fresh cut log you will learn how to cleave the wood with a froe and wedges, then shape it on the shaving horse with drawknife and spokeshave. Joints used will be...
£150
Dorset
A one day introductory workshop for a maximum of TWO persons. Each session covers the basics of working with hot beeswax in a textural, layered way, but can be customised for Artists who are looking to take it to another level. As I offer personal tuition, please contact me for a mutually convenient date and join me in my studio on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. This unusual and dramatic coastal location offers so much...
£150
Cornwall
One day woodturning course with Don White. There is 500sq.ft of fully equipped workshop space with full dust extraction to all machinery. The “Hands-On” course is structured to cover basic principles, but is also flexible enough to be tailored to individual requirements. Tool identification, bevel angles and sharpening will be discussed and demonstrated, enabling the student to apply proven cutting techniques which will result in minimizing sanding and less dust. Work Holding methods, such as...
£450
Devon - Next course on 8th April 2019
Green wood chair making course - 6 days. Starting with an unseasoned log you will learn how to create a beautiful and unique chair which will last for generations. This is one of the most satisfying green wood projects and the course is suitable for complete beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. The "post and rung" construction uses the natural properties of green wood to produce incredibly strong, glue-free joints. During the course you will learn...
£160
Cornwall - Next course on 20th April 2019
This hugely enjoyable and satisfying 2 day course provides a great introduction to traditional ‘green wood working’ skills and includes all materials and lovely home made food. You’ll learn all about ancient woodcraft techniques (no power tools here!) and out of a recently felled ‘green’ log you’ll create your own unique rustic stool to take home. Who is this woodworking course for? Whether it’s for you or as a gift, the course is suitable for...
£475
Devon - Next course on 29th April 2019
Six day green wood creative seating course A six day course run from the Devon Green Wood Centre on the beautiful South Devon Coast. Combining the skills of traditional Windsor chair making with techniques of free-form green wood furniture construction, this course will enable you to design and develop a chair or other seat with a strong sculptural presence. A chance to work with irregular shaped wood to create a visually stunning piece. This course...
£30
Devon - Next course on 27th January 2019
Join me for a fun session learning to etch glass. Through the use of stencils and etching cream we will apply our own permanent designs to glassware. Create beautiful gifts, seasonal decorations, and fun yet functional household items. This process is very accessible for all skill levels; I will provide lots of stickers for those less confident in their artistic ability, whilst others may choose to cut their own intricate designs! Once you know the...
£350
Devon
Create your own sandcast artworks with metal inclusions - 2 Day Workshop run by glass artist Jenny Ayrton. Location: Day 1 : Jenny Ayrton's studio, 56 Stone Barton Rd, Plympton, Devon, PL7 4LS. Day 2 : Teign Valley Glass, Pottery Rd, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9DS. Course Content: Day 1 - I will introduce you to the process, then plan your individual designs and work together to create your wire models. Day 2 - We...
£410
Devon - Next course on 25th May 2019
These six-day greenwood chair making courses cover all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own chair from a green Ash log. The techniques include cleaving out and shaping the components, drying some of the components overnight in the wood-fired kiln, steam-bending some of the components to give them the correct form, cutting and drilling mortises and tenons, frame assembly, and finally weaving the seating material. There is a range...
£145
Bristol - Next course on 23rd January 2019
Join Esther Keen from Leather Needle Thread in Bristol to make a leather bag in a day. There is a choice of bucket bag or tote bag and a wide choice of beautiful coloured vegetable tanned full grain leather as well as metallic leather. Learn how to craft your own leather bag using a semi industrial sewing machine. You will be able to mix and match leather colours and tweak the designs to make the...