Here you will find a random selection of the expertly made products from our directory of The Makers. If you see something of interest, click on the image for details about the item and the highly skilled craftsperson who made it. From there you can go to the maker’s profile and find out more about their products and services.
This beautiful and elegant 25′ boat brings the idea of style and design into the 21st century. Lady Helen is traditionally built and her design is strongly influenced by the beauty and elegance for which Thames craft are well known.
Orkney Craft Trail
We are members of Creative Orkney and are on the Orkney Craft Trail. We are open all year round and welcome visitors to our Gallery and Workshop.
BodgerJohn is one of over 950 members of the Association of Pole-lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers in the UK and overseas who continue to keep historic greenwood craftworking alive; by practicing and demonstrating pole-lathe turning and other rustic skills, running workshops, and introducing others to the pleasure and satisfaction to be derived from working with greenwood.
BodgerJohn may be seen demonstrating pole-lathe turning and running workshops at a number of festivals, gatherings and craft fairs throughout the year. Like most greenwood workers, he is always happy to share his knowledge and experience with anyone interested; and if they want to ‘have a go’, then so much the better.
For anyone interested in learning to turn wood on a pole-lathe and is local to Poole, in the area on holiday, or just fancies a short break from the rat-race, training can be provided at Redbridge Farm on a one-to-one basis or as part of a small group.
If you already have some experience in pole-lathe turning and would like to do some more, but do not have your own equipment, you are welcome to come along and use the greenwood working facilities at Redbridge Farm (subject to notice and availability).
The following workshops are held at Redbridge Farm by arrangement:
Introduction to pole-lathe turning – 1/2 day
Introduction to pole-lathe turning – 1 day
Pole-lathe turning (Improvers) – additional days
Build your own shaving horse – 2 days
Building your own pole-lathe – According to needs
Please visit website ( http://bodgerjohn.com ) for more details.
Hand carved Dolphin spoon
Initially influenced by the traditional Welsh dolphin spoons, these have developed into a shape of their own.
These are wonderful spoons for everyday use, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Hand carved from sycamore and finished with cold pressed linseed oil
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.
Demonstrations of pole-lathe turning and allied crafts for the advancement of the aims of the Association of Pole-lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers to promote green woodworking and all its associated crafts so that once again the woodlands of the world are nurtured and valued as a source of employment and enjoyment..
Inner Planet Orrery
The Inner Planet Orrery is a demonstration of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars as they travel around the Sun. This Orrery can be upgraded to represent the unique activities that belong to each planet such as; the ecliptic orbit of Mercury, the retrograde motion of Venus and the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos
Base feature on this Orrery.
- The Earth’s Daily rotation.
- The Earth’s annual rotation.
- The annual tilting of the Earth’s axis.
- The incline of the moons orbit.
- Mercury’s annual rotation.
- Venus’ annual rotation.
- Mars’ annual rotation.
- Engraved brass chapter ring or dial chapter rings.
- Turned Brass Sun.
- Adjustable Brass feet.
- Hardwood base.
Knitted Heirloom Blanket/ Wrap
These blankets are hand-knitted on my vintage industrial knitting machine. Each blanket is individually knitted and finished by hand in 100% lambswool and feature my signature wiggle pattern. The colours are inspired by the landscape, flora and fauna of the Aran Islands, off the west coast of my native Ireland and they are intended to be handed down like the Aran jumpers before them. Each one comes in a ribboned box and a certificate of authenticity.
They measure approximately 1m x 2m and as each are handmade and finished, the finished size can vary slightly. They are perfect for snuggling up on the sofa with or wrapping round your shoulders if you’re outside on an autumn evening.