INTRODUCTION TO GREEN WOOD WORKING course
A two day course learning the skills and techniques of green woodworking, with an emphasis on contemporary design and detailing.
You will make either a low stool or a side table using a variety of edge tools. Starting with a fresh cut log you will learn how to cleave the wood with a froe and wedges, then shape it on the shave horse with drawknife and spokeshave. Joints used will be through-wedged-tenons. Use of contrasting timbers, and sculpted free-form table tops or seats are all available options, depending on your skill level and confidence.
A chance to take the ever popular Introduction to Green Wood Furniture using the materials from the surrounding forest you will create a unique and beautiful piece of furniture to take home and treasure for ever. The finished pieces can even be flat-packed to transport home.
His work brings together the skills, tools and technology of the fine furniture maker, and fuses this with ancient ‘bodging’ traditions of working unseasoned timber, where nothing is straight, or predictable. He likes to combine green (unseasoned) wood with modern materials and furniture techniques to bring something fresh and new to the world of bespoke furniture.
He works mainly with locally coppiced wood and fallen trees. His philosophy is one of minimum intervention - imposing as little as possible on the materials, leaving the gentle curves as nature intended.
Luckily one of his passions is teaching!
Take home your completed and unique piece
"Free-form" refers to a style of green woodwork which uses non -straight pieces of wood. You will learn how to accurately drill holes for jointing these irregular components. This is a course for people wanting to make something totally unique and personal, which will inevitably express something of their own personality.
Peter Lanyon presents himself as a furniture designer maker, a green wood tutor and community project co-ordinator.
Many many years of wood working experience, based on apprenticeship and a large academic career in furniture design and technology, an enormous number of public works and exhibitions all over the UK, combined with a great pleasure to share his knowledge makes this ARTIST WEEK so unique.
Offer of accommodation in our shared Residency house with enrolment in the course (subject to availability) or a 10% discount in accommodation with a minimum of 2 nights;
10% early bird discount if you sign up before March 25th;
Group meals can also be ordered.