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Shrink Pot Making Course


Duration: 1 Day

Price: £75

Book with: Peter Codd
at Explore The Great Outdoors.

Office Address
The Old Workshop Brimslade Farm
Marlborough
Wiltshire
SN84NG

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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.

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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



Want to review this course?

What a wonderful day making our shrink pots! Jacqui and Pete are fantastic hosts, and experienced trainers. The workshop can be found on their wood Nr Warminster. They take you through step by step and share in your excitement as you manage to gain skills in the different techniques used in the process of shrink pot making. The group of participants share in each other’s success and there is a real sense of camaraderie. Then you proudly take home your finished pot.

Jacqui’s home made soup and fresh bread, and cups of tea and coffee and biscuits throughout the day ensures that all students remain refreshed.

This is the second course my husband and I have undertaken with Jacqui and Pete and we would highly recommend them.

Thank you for a fantastic day.

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Course Start Dates

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


  • Suitable for beginners

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