Tray making workshop using the technique of steam bending wood



This is a workshop for adults wanting to get really hands on with wood in a completely new way. Don't be put off if you have never worked with wood before - this is not traditional wood work (it's much more fun!) There is minimal demonstration from us during this workshop. Our goal is to get you involved and steam bending within a very short time of arriving. You will experiment with steam bending under our supervision and learn about the possibilities and limitations of the Oak wood through your own creations. The day will be spent learning the four main techniques of steam bending and from these creating your own stylish tray. We will also work with the wonderfully sustainable material of cork to create your tray base. This is one of the many times throughout the day you will be able to customise your tray by selecting your favourite finish. Your wood choices and oiling options will enable you to have the creative freedom to make the piece you are working on completely unique to you. Participants on our courses usually end the day amazed by not only the capabilities of the unique technique of steam bending but by the creations they are taking home with them. We hope you will join us and come away with some exciting creations and an experience you will be talking about for years to come. Maximum of 7 places available per workshop. If you would like to book a private group course with us please contact to arrange an alternative date.

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment is supplied.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts




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Madeleine & Myles have been refining the art of steam bending for over a decade with their furniture and lighting business, LayerTree. Experience the joy of steam bending wood while creating beautiful pieces with these multi award winning designers & steam bending specialists.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Please wear clothes that don't matter if they get oil on them. We provide gloves for oiling to protect your hands but occasionally there can be spillages!
Please wear closed toe shoes and ties for long hair.

Yes - we have amble space on our drive and on the field opposite.

We can have up to 7 people and are happy to hold team building / corporate days / parties.
Before booking, please let us know the date you want the class so we can meet your needs and make sure the workshop is available.

Yes, we provide Oat milk for teas & coffee.
All of our finishing oils for the wood work are also plant based!


White Cottage, Ward Green, Old Newton, STOWMARKET, Suffolk, IP14 4EZ

Booking options

Full Day
10:00 - 16:00
£140.00 See dates
Day Course
09:00 - 15:00
£140.00 See dates