Joy Farms - Crafting, Woodcarving and Art courses in The Surrey Hills
Welcome to Joy Farms, a friendly creative hub inspired by nature. You will find us in the idyllic countryside of The Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Guildford.
We offer a range of beginner-friendly art and craft experiences (and if you’re a more experienced crafter there’s still plenty to get your teeth into!). Our courses include green wood spoon carving, basket weaving, woodturning, floristry and more.
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Beginner Basket Weaving Experience day - Surrey Hills
"The spoon carving experience was enjoyable and productive. Also addictive. It looks like a new pastime is emerging. Delightful setting at Joy Farms. Hard not to feel inspired in such a creative and rustic environment. The carefully monitored camp fire providing constant supply of coffee and a tasty simmering lunch was a bonus. Adrian was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor who clearly wanted all members of the class to succeed. As a woodworking novice I was chuffed to turn a lump of wood into something resembling a spoon! Great day out."
"My husband and I had an amazing day making baskets. Ellie was a great teacher and having never done it before it was very satisfying seeing my willow weaving become a basket :-)
The open air workshop, views of the fields, copse, Lunch and tea by the open fire and bird song really made it a unique experience. A great gift & I'm looking forward to trying other crafts there too."
Joy Farms - Crafting, Woodcarving and Art courses in The Surrey Hills responded:
" Thanks Sarah Louise, glad you had a great time. Look forward to seeing you on another course soon.
"A lovely relaxing way to spend 1/2 day, and easier to do than I expected. George is a great teacher and I’d thoroughly recommend trying this workshop. The shave horse was easy to use and satisfying!
The indoor/outdoor craft workshop next to the camp/open fire ? was a lovely setting."