Enjoy a unique and satisfying experience making a fabulous Shrink Pot from wood. Also known as ‘Krympburkar’ in Sweden they make useful containers and are visually pleasing and a delight to make. Martin your tutor will share with you his years of carving experience and knowledge of tools and materials to use. You will learn a range of cutting and carving techniques using a chisel, knife and how to hollow your pot safely and efficiently.
By the end of the day you will have made a shrink pot and lid of your own and mastered the basic skills sufficiently to be able to practice on your own.
Summary of workshop content : Pot design, carving techniques, surface treatment and finishing, tool selection and usage and health and safety of when using craft tools.
This workshop is suitable for both complete novices and people with experience of working with wood. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments throughout the day and a two-course homemade lunch served with a glass of wine.
Martin Rollin is an expert in teaching bush craft skills. He was formerly Head of Outdoor Education for Lincolnshire’s Teaching and Learning Centres. He now owns and manages his own outdoor-focused business.
This workshop is a relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different in the beautiful country side.
“Making something like this, something simple yet challenging, practical yet pleasing, feels good for the soul”
Outline of the day
10:00 | Welcome with light refreshments
10:15 | Introduction to tools and health and safety; get hands on with your tools
12:30 | Lunch break – 2 course homemade lunch with a glass of local wine
13.15 | Continue with your pot
15:45 | Review of day
16:00 | Leave with your beautiful wooden shrink pot!
To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 10.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments throughout the day and a two-course homemade lunch served with a glass of wine.
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)