Combining the skills of traditional Windsor chair making, with techniques of free-form green wood furniture construction this course will enable you to design and develop a chair or other seat with a strong sculptural presence. A chance to work with irregular shaped wood to create a visually stunning piece. This course is a creative exploration of the possibilities of green woodworking and is suitable for beginners, for people wishing to undertake more challenging projects, and for couples wishing to undertake larger projects together. Please don’t feel that you have to be constrained in any way by the title – anything which is feasible in 6 days is acceptable.
For people wishing to use power tools in their work, there is also the opportunity to use some of the powered equipment at the Devon Green Wood Centre. This is in line with my vision of using green woodworking in conjunction with modern methods of construction, and other materials in order to create a new kind of furniture with a warm organic feel, but entirely practical and suited to contemporary environments. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a particular project.
Please note you can pay the deposit now to secure a place with the balance due one month before the start date, or just pay the full fee now.
This course is being held at The Devon Green Wood Centre in South Devon, from 15th to 20th of May 2018.