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
Windsor Chair-making courses
I run both 5 and 7 day chair-making courses at a fantastic woodland workshop. On the 5 day course you make a simple side chair and on the 7 day you make an arm-chair. Over the week you’ll prep freshly felled wood using axes and drawknives then turn on the pole lathe. You’ll cleave spindles and shape with spoke shaves, steam bend the backs of your chair and shape a magnificent seat using adzes, inshaves, travishers and scrapers before assembling your very own chair!