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Peter Lanyon Furniture

Contact name: Peter
Total bookings
over 10 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Peter Lanyon trained as a furniture maker at Rycotewood College in 1995, before going on to complete an MA with distinction in Furniture Design and Technology. He is a trained secondary school teacher, and has been teaching in many different guises for 2 decades. His current furniture practice sees him combining green woodworking techniques with his interest in design, and his skills in fine furniture making. He enjoys passing on these skills and passions through his courses.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Green wood creative seating course (6 Days)
6 days
Next date: 7th Oct 2024
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Green wood tables workshop at Lambside Farm - Week 1 (6 Days)
6 days
Next date: 23rd Sep 2024
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Green wood tables workshop at Lambside Farm - Week 2 (3 Days)
3 days
Next date: 4th Nov 2024
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Green Woodworking - Make a Shave Horse
1 day
Next date: 5th Sep 2024
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Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days
2 days
Next date: 28th Sep 2024
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Introduction to Steam Bending - 2 Days
2 days
Next date: 17th Oct 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
24 Jun 24'

Sam Bear reviewed: Green wood chair making - 6 day woodworking course in Devon

"A brilliant course. I learned loads and had a really nice time. A wonderful way to spend a week. "

17 Jun 24'

Christian Walker reviewed: Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days

"Peter’s Introduction to Green Woodworking course surpassed my expectations and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The participants (a lovely bunch) had a range of experience and skill levels but everybody came away with a unique, beautiful piece of furniture, feeling inspired and most importantly a huge grin on their face! I booked the course for myself and my Dad to do together as his birthday present. It was perfect as there were lots of opportunities to help each other whilst being able to focus on our own skills and projects. We’ve done lots of construction projects together before but this was by far the most special experience we’ve shared. Be prepared for quite a fast pace of learning and work, Peter and his excellent assistant Toby managed to squeeze a lot into two days. There was a lovely, relaxed and friendly atmosphere but we needed to push ourselves and focus to get the most out of it. We felt like this made it all the more rewarding in the end though, and necessary to achieve something we are really proud of. Thank you Peter and Toby (and Stefan the work experience student!) for an incredible couple of days. We’re already talking about returning one day!"

9 May 24'

Grant reviewed: Green wood creative seating course (6 Days)

"Completed the 6 day seating course. Hadn’t worked with green wood before and loved it. Was good craic with Peter, Toby and the group, would definitely look into doing another course. Also came away with a lovely bench and new skills. "

1 Mar 24'

Andy Haytread reviewed: Green Woodworking - Make a Shave Horse

"A pleasure to meet Peter and to do the course. Simple and straightforward tuition/instructions, came home with a completed folding shave horse, and learned lots of other stuff along the way. If you need a shave horse, or any other green wood-working skills, go see Peter"

Peter Lanyon Furniture responded:

"Thanks Andy, a real pleasure to meet you. I'm sure our paths will cross again. "

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