With no previous experience of furniture making beyond simple DIY projects, we were amazed to complete the 2 day course each with a small table of which we are both very proud. The course guided us through each stage of the construction - every section clearly demonstrated by Peter with both he and his assistant, Toby, always there to provide help and advice. The course was a totally absorbing and an immersive experience with time flying by too fast! Would love to do another course. Thanks so much for a wonderful birthday present.
I had a brilliant time on this course. Peter is clearly an expert in what he does and he and his apprentice Toby are both brilliant teachers. I was a complete novice before the course and I came away with an absolutely beautiful and unique stool. Thank you guys, I will be back for more.
Brilliant 2 days with Peter and his team - highly recommended and as much a mindfulness break away as a wonderful introduction to green woodworking. Thanks very much!
A brilliant two day course, starting with a log and finishing with a beautiful bench.
Peter and Toby gently guided our group through the processes we need to complete our chosen pieces.
The instructions were clearly delivered and easy to understand and the tools were all a joy to use.
The location was fabulous and the weekend flew by.
Definitely looking to attend another course in the near future.
A really superb teaching course. Peter’s style is informative, nurturing and gentle. He is able to impart his knowledge and expertise in a really supportive style which results in all the students being able to create an individual piece of green woodwork, many without any prior experience. I would certainly recommend the course and will be looking to attend again myself. Thank you Peter.
I came to this course greener than the wood we were working with, and completely fell in love with this wonderful art form. It was a perfectly balanced weekend where Peter and his wonderful apprentice Toby, guided us through the process/techniques with wisdom and an inspiring depth of knowledge. There was room for play and experimentation too and I now have a charming stool (that I'm currently perching on), that will remind me of this happy weekend for a very long time. I cannot recommend this course enough!
Response from Peter Lanyon Furniture:Thanks Ari - total pleasure having you on the course!
Thoroughly recommended. A very enjoyable and instructive two day course. Do try this, it well worth it.
Wonderful course with a wonderful teacher!
Peter and his apprentice Toby were brilliant woodworking mentors- they were relaxed, helpful, calm and encouraging! It’s a green wood course so you use your hand tools mostly which is incredibly satisfying. We started outside chopping up logs and finish with a beautiful hand made stool!
Very much recommend!
Response from Peter Lanyon Furniture:Thanks Alicia, glad you enjoyed it. Such a great group.
Fabulous wkend spent in a glorious setting doing the introduction to green woodworking. Peter and his apprentice Toby couldn't of made me feel more welcome. So much knowledge gained from just two days thanks to this course and now i have a beautiful small table which i cannot believe i made myself. Great group of people on the couse to and it felt like we was all best buds by the end of the wkend. I highly recommend this course and please have a look at some of Peter's work which you can buy it is incredible.
Response from Peter Lanyon Furniture:Thanks Mark. Thats very kind of you to say. Great to meet you and enjiy your beautiful table.
Wow what a fantastic 2 days course
Highly recommend, my son and I attended and found the course enthralling and created two superb pieces
We both have no previous woodworking experience.
But with friendly and expert teaching we had amazing results
Would highly Reccomended the introduction to green wood furniture making course.
An excellent two days that took us from logs to beautiful furniture. There was superb teaching with support and advice available at all times. I went as a complete novice and left with a real sense of achievement. It was amazing how relaxing it was working with traditional tools and crafting the wood. If you are even remotely interested I would go for it, you will be pleased you did.
Response from Peter Lanyon Furniture:Thank you Tony - I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. Really good to meet you.
This is a wonderful course and a great introduction to furniture making and working with green wood. Lots of useful guidance but also a really relaxed atmosphere. Everyone on the course came away with a piece of furniture they were immensely proud of and lots of new skills.
What a wonderful course. Peter and his apprentice Toby are attentive, kind, and hugely knowledgable woodworkers who teach with passion and ease. I was completely new to the craft and now feel like I have a solid foundation and a budding love of working with wood, both ready to grow. I loved the thoughtful process of creating my stool, and the teaching and guidance they gave throughout the two days was invaluable. It takes place in Peter's lovely studio set amongst rolling green hills near the sea, and the days pass by so pleasantly with plenty of tea, quiet focus, and good conversation.
I would give it 100 stars if I could.
Response from Peter Lanyon Furniture:Aaaah. Thanks so much Audrey. A pleasure having you and your friends on the course. Come back and see us!
What a brilliant course! I had a great time and cannot rate it highly enough.
Peter, and his very talented apprentice Toby, welcomed us into their wonderful workshop in the most stunning surroundings. The teaching was gentle, clear and well paced, with plenty of help and support when needed at each stage. I felt very comfortable and at ease the whole time, and came away with a piece of work that I am proud of and a foundation of core skills and knowledge to move forward with. Peter has also sent a list of helpful resources for further support.
A wonderful way to spend a weekend!
Thank you Peter and Toby!
Response from Peter Lanyon Furniture:Thanks Joella - a pleasure having you on the course!
I feel very fortunate to have spent 6 days in the company of such lovely people, willing to give their support and expertise enabling me to make a very cute chair. In spite of being a novice I learnt so many new skills and was enthralled by the whole experience.... a retreat from the everyday, totally inspiring and balm for the soul! Thoroughly recommend it to anyone and feel enthusiastic to try another course.
Response from Peter Lanyon Furniture:Thanks Corrie, for taking the time to write a review, and for being great company for the week. I look forward to meeting you again one day. If you need any help or advice on your green woodworking journey do let me know.
I can't recommend this course enough. Peter's enthusiasm and knowledge creates a fantastic atmosphere and the small groups sizes mean everyone can move at their own pace and complexity while still being fully supported. As a professional cabinet maker I came the course with significant woodworking experience but left with an abundance of new knowledge. Between Peter and his impressive apprentice Toby, there is always someone on hand with tips and advice. Add the beautiful surroundings and lovely people, it has all the ingredients for a fantastic week.
Was really looking forward to this course and it exceeded my expectations. Beautiful venue and location, attentive and supportive instructors. Thoroughly enjoyed all 6 days and came home with a stunning bench for our entrance hall. Would highly recommend this course to all abilities. You don't need to have any knowledge of wood working and you will be super pleased with the end result. Both Peter and Toby will guide you through the process from beginning to end. You wont be disappointed.
What a wonderful way to spend a weekend!
Despite having some woodworking experience, I was completely new to green woodworking when I attended Peter's two-day course. The two day course has provided me with a wealth of additional methods and techniques, as well as some new perspectives on design.
The course is well-paced and the teaching is excellent. Everyone in the group left with a unique and interesting table or stool, as well as a great sense of achievement.
Many thanks to Peter and Toby for a thoroughly enjoyable experience!
A fantastic course
A brilliant insight into the methods, tools and concepts of working with green wood.
I've come away from the weekend with a new creative direction, a lovely table and a new list of tools to buy!
Thanks Peter and Toby!
As a complete novice to woodworking, I had no idea how I would do on this course. However, Peter and his apprentice Toby were brilliant in instructing the group and we all came away with really amazing pieces of furniture. I thought I'd really messed up at one point but Peter fixed the problem so you can barely tell anything went wrong, which I was so relieved about! I would fully recommend this course to everyone, brilliant few days working with my hands in the Devonshire sun :)
Response from Peter Lanyon Furniture:Thanks Steph, thoroughly enjoyed working with you. Enjoy tour new table. Peter