A two day course with Dave Harter whittling your own beautiful Bird
During this 2 day course Dave will teach you traditional hand carving, whittling, skills, using craft knives and other specialist hand tools provided to enable you to complete a lovely carved bird over the two days. You can make the feet , the display base and have a go at pyrography too.
9.30am – 4.00pm each day
£190 inc. tasty lunch, fresh coffee & cream tea
Material Charges from approx £20
Relief Hardwood Carving
Relief Carving in Hardwoods with Alister Neville
Alister is unsure exactly when, in Summer 2024, he will be able to commit to a class at Greystoke. Please use waiting list to show 'possible' interest in a course in 2024, and we'll make contact with those on the waiting list once we have a date on offer. Thank you.
Arriving in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches Alister brings a full set of wood carving tools for each student, plenty of resources and pieces of hardwood to choose from...sycamore, ash, oak, birch. Many people opt for house name boards but other items are carved as well; animals, numbers and sayings. Anything is possible - time allowing - in the day.
9.30am – 4.30pm
£88 Lunch included
Material Charges up to approx. £15 depending on choice of wood
Cob Pizza Ovens
'Hands On' and 'How To' ... Learn how to Build your own Cob Pizza or Bread Oven at Home - with David Alty
Over this busy one day course you will together learn how to build a cob pizza oven and so take the knowledge home with you to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven in your own garden. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels.
9.30/10am – 3/4pm start time varies with date.
£110 inc a tasty 2 course Aga lunch, home baking plus pizza!
Material Charges : n/a
Stone Letter & Relief Carving
An opportunity to try your hand at stone letter or relief carving with Pip Hall, 3 day September course.
Pip Hall is a nationally renowned professional Stone Carver of many years experience. Her lettering work is particularly loved for its unique style. On this 3 days course Pip will guide you through all the processes required so you can carve something special into stone, be it lettering or a relief design.
9.30-4pm each day
£295 inc lunch etc
Material Charges : perhaps, depending on stone
More information and booking
Traditional Spoon Carving with David Alty
From a variety of timbers you will learn how to choose, prepare and split timber and the various methods and styles of carving you could incorporate into your piece.
From a variety of timbers, you will learn how to choose, prepare and split timber and the various methods and styles of carving you could incorporate into your piece. This will entail using a variety of specialist tools which are all provided.
9.45am to 4.00pm
£80 inc tasty lunch, fresh coffee etc
Material Charges -TBC
Weave a Rush bag
A day with Rachel Frost making your own bag using English bulrush
This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush bag in a day,
using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). working on wooden blocks,
you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique bag to use and treasure. You can choose variations on handle length etc.
9.30am – 4.30/5pm each day
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges £20
Rush Garlic Basket
A relaxing and crafty day with rush expert Rachel Frost weaving your own basket, especially for Garlic.
A really useful basket for your kitchen!
Breathable and beautiful in its own right, and perfect for storing garlic, keeping it both fresh and dry. Your rush basket will be woven by hand, using the native English common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). You will learn how to weave this pliable supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique basket to use and treasure.
9.30 - 4.00pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges approx £15
Willow Sculpture Animals
Choose your day to weave a Hare, Deer, Curlews or Hens/Cockerels with Cumbria's willow master Phil Bradley
Dedicated days sculpting in Phil's organic willow, creating sculptures of Curlews, Deer, Hares or Hen & Cockerels, These sculptures are suitable for both indoors and out, even if you have had no experience in Willow work, Phil will guide you expertly and patiently through the day. By the end of the workshop you will have created something quite unique for either your home or garden.
9.30am – 4.30pm
£90 Lunch included
Material Charges : around £18
Weave your own Willow Angel with Phil Bradley
9.30 – 4.30pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges £15