Introduction to Greenwood Crafts and charcoal making (small oil drum kiln)

Duration: 2 days

Price: £130

Run by: Philip Harwin
at Greenwood Music


A Place To Be (deep in the woods)
Please ask for directions when booking (do not rely on post code!)
Nr Plushabridge
PL17 7NB

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About the Course

Introduction to Greenwood Crafts and charcoal making (small oil drum kiln)
Set in our beautiful tranquil 40 acre ancient Oak woodland in Cornwall, you will welcomed with an open fire and cup of tea and an over view of your day.

Day 1 One way to make good use of small round wood thinnings from the wood or produced by the ongoing restoration of coppice is to turn it into charcoal which is great to use for cooking or selling on. During the day you will learn the process of charcoal burning to make quality sustainable charcoal, and gain an insight into how it feels to work in the woods.

Day 2 Guided be our expert instructors, you will learn how to use traditional hand tools including a shave horses to craft and carve spatulas, butter knives and gypsy flowers. You will learn safe knife techniques that can be used to carve beautiful walking sticks. Take a break, sit by the fire with cup of tea and enjoy the “Spirit of Place”

A family or friends group of between 3 and 8 people can book a day all to themselves. A booking of 6 or more will give you a 10% discount. Just contact us with preferred dates and we'll work with you to create your course. Or if you prefer simply to do a one day Greenwood Craft course just let us know.

Ask us about specific and bespoke workshops . We have specialist knowledge and experience and embrace individuals who may have physical and learning needs. All our courses can be adapted to include all members of the community.

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?

No previous experience necessary but please suitable footwear and cloths that can get dirty
All tools and materials, tea, coffee and biscuits provided !
Cost £130 pp maximum 8 people
9.30am to 4.00pm (directions to woodland will be provided when booking)

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