Contact Name: Peter
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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.
I attended one of Peter's 'Introduction to Green Woodworking' courses at Growers Organics earlier in the year. I had a fabulous time learning some of the techniques needed to work with un-seasoned wood. Peter is a very friendly, gentle teacher with the patience of a saint. He made all of us feel relaxed and free to work at our own speed, learning the best ways to use the tools provided as we went. No question was deemed to silly or basic and we all felt comfortable to ask for his advice when we wanted to. I made a beautiful side table, which has pride if place in my home now, and is a daily reminder of the fun time I spent at Growers. I met some lovely people who were fellow students for the weekend. Jo and Charlie who run Growers Organics were wonderfully hospitable too and were a Joy to get to know.
All in all I can wholeheartedly recommend that anyone who is in two minds as to whether to sign up for a course or not, to go for it. You will not regret it. You will come away with New friends and great inspiration. A great course, thank you Peter.
I attended this course last year. I surprised myself by coming away with a really beautiful table. Peter has a lovely style of teaching, a dry sense of humor and great attention to detail. What I particularly liked about the course is his eye for the design of the piece - he shares his thoughts but leaves you free to make your own choices. The tools were great and we used superb materials from the local area. I learnt so much and have since made myself a shave horse, and intend to go on his chair course this year.
Brilliant course! Excellent tuition and company. I was so pleased with my beautiful stool that I gave it to my daughter for Christmas. She loves it.
I went on the course with some friends and we had such a good weekend. Creative, productive and fun.
I've been to two of Peter's courses now and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. I've thoroughly enjoyed the process and the finished articles and much of this has been down to Peter's sensitivity and responsiveness, being willing to be flexible and adapt the courses to the sometimes challenging and awkward wishes of course participants like myself. He was always happy to go the extra mile to enable individuals to achieve their desired finished article and his knowledge, skill, professionalism and manner would be difficult to match.