In this course with award-winning furniture maker Peter Lanyon, you’ll learn the skills and techniques of green woodworking, with an emphasis on contemporary design and detailing – all in the stunning setting of the Dartington Hall estate in south Devon.
This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate learners of green woodwork. You’ll begin the course with a fresh, locally sourced 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.
You’ll tackle steam bending – a unique process that opens a lot of doors creatively allowing you to gain a deeper, more accurate insight into the real nature of wood.
This course is part of our Inspirational British Art and Craft Course series.