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Green Woodwork

pole lathe workshop

Duration: One day - Sunday

Price: £70

Book with: Geraint Lloyd
at Amerton Arts Studio

Amerton Farm
ST18 0LA

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About the Course

The spoon carving course will focus on the traditional techniques of carving a spoon from green wood. Students will be shown how to select and split the wood using a tool called a froe, process it using a shave horse and draw knife, then final shaping using specialist spoon carving knives and chisels. Emphasis is placed both on good design and carving techniques.

The bowl turning course will focus on the traditional techniques of turning a bowl from green wood using a pole lathe. The pole lathes are pedal operated which gives you a wonderful connection with the rhythm of wood removal. Students will be shown how to select and split the wood using a tool called a froe, then process it using a shave horse and draw knife.

These short courses are suitable for beginners or those with previous experience. Step-by-step guidance and individual attention will be given. ​

Amerton Farm has free parking and a cafe on site for lunch or you are welcome to bring your own.

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

What's included in the price?

Tuition, use of specialist tools and all materials are included in the price, there are hot drinks and snacks available on a help-yourself basis in the studio.

Want to review this course?

I've been doing this course for several years now and it's a highlight of my week. I'd recommend it to anyone like me, looking for a relative hobby in retirement, or seeking to regain confidence during a period of unemployment. I guarantee you'll be delighted by your ability to make art, especially if you've never done it before. We'd love you to join us.

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I have been attending Miranda's clay sculpting classes for 4 years now. I am not local to Amerton Farm and have an hour long car journey from my home in Derbyshire. But it's worth it! When I started I had only a few months experience of modelling with clay and had never been tutored. Miranda's style of tutoring is informative, encouraging and supportive. Miranda really knows her subject and I always come away feeling I have made improvement and have gained a better understanding of the medium. It's a very nice group and everyone is supportive of each other and there is not a hint of competition, so a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone seeking a creative outlet.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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