About the Course
Spend 5 days in a beautiful Sussex woodland learning pole lathe turning and other green woodwork techniques and make yourself a chair to cherish for life. The courses are suitable for complete beginners or more experienced wood workers and all tools and materials are provided. The timber used is all locally grown hardwoods. A wholesome lunch is provided . Students may camp overnight. The facilities are basic. The tutor is Danny Harling. He is a carpenter and furniture maker and has been making chairs for 25 years and teaching his craft since 1998.
The woods are near Lewes which is under an hour from London by rail.
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?
Tea and coffee always on the go. The world's best flapjack could make an appearance. Lunch is soup and bread or something else warm and wholesome.
The tools and materials are provided.
Transport from the train station ( if you come by public transport ) is not provided. Taxis are about £15
Camping is permitted although facilities are basic . There's a loo but no shower.
Danny, thank you and your team for a wonderful weekend, throughly enjoyable, I learnt an awful amount and with your instruction and help produced a beautiful stool.
I hope to see you sometime in the near future.
Steve Amos - - #20690
Found the course informative and absorbing. Good to do a hands on course actually in the woods. With lots of extra local information. Would do a further course if the opportunity arose.
Nic green - - #7705
What a fantastic experience... I was given this course as a gift and contacted Danny to arrange my visit to his lovely woodland in Sussex. Danny is an excellent and patient teacher, the pole lathes were great fun and the fire keep the tea and coffee flowing accompanied with homemade cake. I had some previous greenwood working experience, having carved spoons and bowls, but the stool making course introduced me to new tools and techniques in a lovely environment and by the end of the course we all had a completed seat to take home and treasure.
I highly recommend any of the courses that Danny runs, you won't be disappointed!
Daniel Marsh - - #7702
I loved everything about making a chair in the woods with Danny. Beautiful woods, lovely company, the best cups of tea. The teaching was clear, gentle, unpressured.There was lots of time to get lost in the process and then time to really focus and learn. it didn't matter that I was an absolute novice. I'm SO proud of my chair.! Thanks Danny.
Annemarie O'Sullivan - - #7284
For a complete novice to end up with an amazing chair at the end of a week is testament to Danny's skill and patience .Great company,awesome surroundings,fantastic teaching and home baked treats! A truly inspiring week . I'll be back .
Dave - - #7274
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