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Shrink Pot Making Course

Duration: 1 Day

Price: £75

Run by: Peter Codd
at Explore The Great Outdoors.

Office Address
The Old Workshop Brimslade Farm

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About the Course

Make a Shrink Pot and Discover the magic of shrink pots.

This course will run from our woodland site near Warminster in Wiltshire

Shrink pots are often referred to as shrink boxes and are believed to have originated from Scandinavia. These pots are called Krympburk in Sweden, they were traditionally used for storing dry goods.
The pots are made from freshly felled green wood. A section from a branch or trunk is taken depending on the size of pot you want or need. This log is then drilled through, before hollowing out from each end with a knife. Once the desired wall thickness (approx 8mm) is achieved, a groove is carved near the bottom edge of one end. Next you take a dry piece of wood to make a base, this piece is shaped and fitted into the groove and then the magic begins. Hey presto … as the pot dries it shrinks around the base holding it firmly in position.

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?

Light refreshments provided throughout the day, which will include the usual tea, coffee and biscuits. Just help yourself to a cuppa whenever you fancy a break, as the kettle is always on.

We also run Scandinavian craft weekend visit our website for more details

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 14th April 2019
Sunday 28th April 2019
  • Suitable for beginners

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