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Craven Conservation and Restoration Ltd

Contact name: Bill Ratcliffe
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over 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I, Bill, am a qualified/accredited cabinet maker and furniture restorer. I have a passion for traditional crafts and teach various aspects of making & restoring. I feel that our health & quality of life is enhanced by working practically, making and learning new skills. At a time in society, when consumerism has take hold, we throw too many things away and do not appreciate materials or nature. We must make better and restore more. We need more relaxing workbench time and less screen time!

Courses, kits & gifts

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Chair making on Camb/Suffolk border
Next date: Sep 5th
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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.
Next date: Aug 16th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
3 Jun 22'

Simon Braschi reviewed: Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

"A very educational and enjoyable day spent in the workshop. I would highly recommend to anybody interested in learning more about furniture restoration or woodwork in general."

9 May 22'

John T reviewed: Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

"A great day of learning - Bill is very clearly an expert and a very good tutor. We covered many of the important aspects of restoration and by suggesting I took a small item to discuss, it helped to make the learning very real and the whole day very encouraging. So much more to learn but a great introduction, thank you!"

18 Jun 21'

Mike Clarke reviewed: Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

"Great introductory day with Bill. Very friendly and knowledgable. It was just what I wanted from the day. He was able to provide some sound advice and answer all my questions. I learnt so much. What more can I ask. Thank you."

25 May 21'

Ciaran reviewed: Chair making on Camb/Suffolk border

"The chair making course was great fun and even more informative, would recommend to anyone trying to improve their woodworking skills and will definitely be looking at other courses with Bill in the future"

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