The intention of this course is to give each participant a brief and broad first contact with green woodwork. It will be led by experienced green woodwork tutor, Tom Dillon, and is aimed primarily at beginners and newcomers to the craft who are just setting out on their green wood journey. The structure of the course will be open and fluid – allowing participant projects and learning to flow with the group consensus. Each participant should leave the course with at least one entirely self-made green wood craft item (and perhaps several!), and hopefully with a big smile on their face. A typical item that participants can hope to create could include a rolling pin, a rustic stool, a cooking spatula, a spoon, a shrink pot, a candle-stick, a bowl.
On day 1, you will have the chance to try out the main tools and techniques of a green woodworker, mainly using an axe, shave-horse and pole-lathe. On day 2, you will move towards more intricate work with hand-tools, including knives and gouges. The course will close with a celebration of the craft work created over the two days, and an opportunity for reflection and discussion on everyone’s next steps in their green woodwork journey.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All tools needed for the day are provided, and the materials are included in the cost of the workshop.
Please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks are provided.
2 days (10:00am to 4:30pm)