About Greenwood Days
The 2014/15 'World Champion' Pole Lathe Turner! I am a Greenwood Chair-maker and teacher using traditional tools to hand craft my chairs. I set up Greenwood Days (a centre for teaching traditional crafts) 20 years ago in the heart of the National Forest. I run a variety of courses taught by experts in their fields with courses including, Chair-making, basketry, willow sculpture, coracle making, longbow making and more. I demonstrate many aspects of greenwood crafts at crafts fairs, country shows and run workshops in schools and colleges including, steam bending, pole lathe turning, seat adzing, draw-knife work and more.
I teach all abilities from complete beginners to degree students and time served cabinet makers. I run courses in Chair-making, steam bending, seat shaping, sharpening, cleaving and more. Demonstrations, talks and workshops around the country. I have a very high standard of tutor teaching at Greenwood Days, all have ten or more years of experience and are excellent teachers. I run courses in Willow work (basketry, willow sculpture), rustic furniture, longbow making, coracles, folk instrument making,
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing
Ferrers Centre for Arts & Crafts
Tom Hare is an internationally respected willow sculptor. He created the fantastic seed walk at Kew Gardens, has been a medal winner at Chelsea Flower Show and has sculptures around the world from Las Vegas to China to Greenwood Days!
You will spend two days with Tom examining form, structure and materials while creating your own sculpture to take home. This course is open to all abilities but you will get more from the course if you have attended the basket making course or have some experience.
A great chance to learn from a master.