Bowls and Spoons making in the woods

Mentored by

Danny Harling

Location address: Lewes, BN8 6BN
Chosen age group:

Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £175
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Spend a few days in a beautiful Sussex woodland, using locally grown hardwood to make yourself a beautiful finished product that you can cherish for life. Starting with a simple log, you chop, cut and whittle your way towards your own hand-made piece of furniture. The tools and techniques used are all traditional; handed down from craftsmen to craftsmen, with little changed over the generations. Using simple hand tools avoids the noise, dust and danger of modern carpentry techniques, and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquility of this small forest. In this small sanctuary, away from the noise and distraction of everyday living, you can enjoy the chatter of the birds and the whispering of the wind to the trees. The woods themselves are owned and maintained by woodsman, furniture maker and tutor Danny Harling, who for over twenty years has been caring for this land and teaching his craft. He endeavours to ensure that everyone who attends leaves with a piece of furniture they can be proud of. If you are a novice, you’ll be working a bit harder. You might just surprise yourself! The space is safe and inclusive, so come and join a small group of like-minded group of people for chats around the fire-side over lunch. The fire is kept alight all day, and so tea and coffee always on the go. Lunch is soup and bread or something else warm and wholesome. The world's best flapjack could make an appearance.... All tools and materials are provided. Camping is permitted at no extra cost, although the facilities are basic. There's a loo but no shower. The courses are suitable for anyone with an interest in green wood-working; from complete beginners to more experienced wood workers. The woods are near Lewes and easily accessible by car. Lewes is under an hour from London by rail, and from there one would take a taxi for around £15. Courses run from 10am 5pm each day, and there will be someone to let you in from 9.45
About your mentor
Danny Harling
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I have been teaching and making bowls and spoons for over 25 years. I am a carpenter and furniture maker by trade and have owned and managed a woodland for the last 16 years. I really love helping people make things out of wood and I enjoy seeing the results of my teaching. I also really enjoy seeing people benefit from being out in the woods.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Go home with a stunning piece of furniture
Aim 3
Be absorbed in the physical and mental task
Aim 2
Learn woodworking from a very basic up to a skilled level
Aim 4
Be in nature and relax
Pricing information
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Where we'll be
Lewes road, Lower Vert Wood, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6BN
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