Green wood working is one of the oldest woodworking techniques and recently rediscovered due to its very special character. If it’s on one hand a way to work with and in nature, on the other hand it opens a wide range of possibilities in terms of contemporary design.
Green wood is fresh and soft wood, somehow easy to work but it requires a solid knowledge to use the natural drying and shrinking process in favour of our work.
Upcoming dates: 11 September 2017 – 17 September 2017
Timing: 10:00 -13h ; 15:00 - 18.30
Price: 390 € The basic materials for the course are also included. However, if you already have your preferred products or brands, feel free to bring them with you.
Aimed at: for beginners with or without experience | 4 – 6 pessoas
Instructor: Peter Lanyon
- Basic green woodworking techniques
- Learn to make your own shaving horse
- Learn how to accurately drill holes for jointing these irregular components
- Learn to make a free-form chair of your own design
It doesn’t need many tools, essentially it is HANDMADE and allows us to do our own masterpiece, a unique piece of furniture that carries our feelings, our history and our new skills.
Take home your completed and unique chair!
Learn to make a free-form chair of your own design. We will use fresh-cut wood cut from the surrounding forest to form the seat, legs and back for a creative and unique chair.
In 6 days you will learn all the basic green woodworking techniques, including splitting wood by hand, shaving it to a fine finish, and jointing it. You will also learn to make your own shaving horse, a knowledge that allows you to continue to practice your art when you get home.
"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.
- If you decide to stay in one of our houses you will enjoy a 10% discount.
- Group meals can also be ordered.
Accommodation not included, book now