Bowls and Spoons making in the woods

Mentored by Danny Harling
Lewes, BN8 6BN
For ages: 18+
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


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 furnit...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor


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

Go home with a stunning piece of furniture

Bowls and Spoons making in the woods block mentored by Danny Harling
Bowls and Spoons making in the woods block mentored by Danny Harling

What's provided






Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

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we'll be

Lewes road, Lower Vert Wood, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6BN

Pricing information

Standard price: £175

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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