Shrink Pot Making Course



Here’s another Award-Winning Course from Explore the Great Outdoors, Winners of the Best Woodland Courses 2019.

During your time spent with us you will learn how to carve a shrink pot the Scandinavian way.

Your tutors will pass on the knowledge they have gained from their time spent studying the art of making shrink pots with the world-famous Swedish master craftsman Jögge Sundqvist.

This course runs from our semi ancient woodland site near Warminster from 9.30am to 4pm with a half hour break for lunch.

Minimum age is 18, younger students are allowed by prior arrangement please call us to discuss.

We are based in the Southwest of England in easy reach from Bristol, Bath, Salisbury, Southampton, Chippenham, Swindon, and London.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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 other courses, please see our other course listings.


Pete & Jacqui at Explore The Great Outdoors.
Five Ash Lane
Five Ash Lane, Sutton Veny
BA12 7BH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
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In-person course
Glen Upward - - #31675

This was an exceptional course on making shrink pots. A stunning location, a warm welcome, and a day full of craft, cakes, and coffee. Jacqui and Pete made me feel welcome and shared the extensive knowledge of wood carving.

Strongly recommended to anyone who wants to explore the subject, or just wants to try something different. Very relaxing and rewarding, and can't wait to the next course.

A big thank you to Jacqui and Pete for a wonderful day

In-person course
Patricia Gordon - - #21584

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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