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Contemporary Stool Making weekend course


Duration: 2 days 9:30am-5:30pm (may run later on Sunday)

Price: £200

Run by: Ambrose
at Ambrose Vevers Woodworking

07816 899527

Cuddyford
Broadpark
Ashburton
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ13 7EN

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About the Course

This popular weekend course is the perfect opportunity to discover the joy of woodwork and to create a piece of finely crafted contemporary furniture using traditional methods. Open to all abilities.

Set in a beautiful timber framed barn with a roaring fire and great company, surrounded by woodlands on the edge of Dartmoor.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Courses include refreshments and a wholesome lunch both days.
Materials included.
Free basic rough and ready camping, camper vans and dogs welcome.


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An amazing weekend. Ambrose is a brilliant teacher, always ready to give advice, but equally comfortable to give you space to get your own feel for your project, all delivered with a humorous, laid back, relaxed, friendly approach. I have learnt a huge amount, and discovered I want to learn more. I will definitely consider more of Ambrose’s courses in the future.
In addition to great tuition and friendly atmosphere, the course location is beautiful, and the delicious al fresco lunches and cakes cooked by Ambrose’s sister Emily are worth a journey in their own right. Best soup I’ve ever eaten!

- - #17646

Could not recommend this weekend of learning, listening, doing, laughing and eating! Still amazed I started with a slab of rough wood and 48 hours later had managed to produce something unique, beautiful and functional that will be treasured forever. Ambrose and Aiden are super teachers and crafters and I will probably find bits of wood shavings in my boots and socks for many months to come...just brilliant! Thanks guys!

- - #17624

This 2 day course was absolutely brilliant and would be six stars if that were possible. Leave your tech behind for 2 days, get (almost) outdoors and fashion a unique piece of furniture from trees which were once part of the beautiful Devon Landscape. No prior woodworking skills required.
The course was run from an off grid hand built wooden barn, by Ambrose, who was an excellent teacher, assisted by his woodworking friend Aiden. They both guided us through the steps required to work some rough pieces of wood into a hand carved and immensely satisfying piece of furniture. Each stage of the build was carefully explained and demonstrated; then we were left to our own devices (we used a good variety of them).
The lunchtime food was warming and welcoming, catering for all diets and the cake was fantastic too. A highly recommended course for novice carpenters everywhere!

- - #17427

The process of crafting a beautiful and functional stool from a piece of rough hewn wood is quite cathartic and highly recommended. Ambrose calmly and expertly guides you through the creative process, aided and abetted by the stunning Dartmoor scenery, lashings of sister Emily's homemade soup and the wit and humour of fellow participants. What are you waiting for?

- - #17327

What a fantastic weekend we all enjoyed on Ambrose's weekend course! The location was perfect, on the edge of Dartmoor in a beautiful timber barn (which Ambrose built); the satisfaction derived from creating a fine piece of furniture out of a tree trunk in just two days was immense and the chilled and friendly style of Ambrose's teaching made the whole experience a joy. The other stool-makers were great company and quickly gelled as a group. On top of all this, Ambrose's sister, Emily, provided the most delicious and nourishing lunches each day which were enjoyed al fresco in the October sunshine. There was even home-made cake too! I can't recommend this course highly enough. Good luck in the future Ambrose!

- - #17320

This is the 2nd course I've done with Amrose - he is great. Perfect balance of help and letting you get on with it. The furniture he make is beautiful and with his instruction I've managed to make 2 beautiful pieces. Delicious food from Emily too!

- - #17284

The ease and encouragement that Ambrose brings to teaching make the whole process of learning a new skill not only less daunting but positively enjoyable. A stool might just be a stool but a stool created from lumps of wood with your own hand is a piece of creative and useful art.

- - #17281

Thanks Ambrose, it was such a fun weekend. This is the first piece of woodwork I have done and I am really chuffed with the result. We’ve both come away with something we’ll keep forever. Jen

- - #11184

Sharp tools and wit, better than a meditation retreat, I promise. The venue is insanely well located, so if not for woodworking ( which Ambrose makes so easy), go for the location- a couple days in heaven... Utter picturesque hobbit land with thatched roof Airbnb just did it for me. Sure all participants made it back home not only with a stool each, but with a bag of memories too. I had fun there. A lot.

- - #11183

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 13th April 2019
Saturday 20th April 2019
Saturday 27th April 2019
  • Suitable for beginners

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