Get hands on wood carving experience, and make your own heirloom to take home during this visit to our workshop and studio.
You can experience a day in our workshop and be guided through the process of making and personalising a product of your choice. Our master carvers and makers will of course be on hand to complete the tasks to perfection should you need a helping hand.
Choose between making an iconic doorstop, a chopping board or a carving board (from the drop down menu on the right).
“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw.
We are lucky enough to create beautiful and functional heirlooms every day. We would love to share that experience with others. Spend the day with us - you can come on your own or make a booking with a friend.
First we will teach you how to prepare the wood and set out the carving on your piece. We will teach you how to use the appropriate hand carving tools and let you relax into carving the wording of your choice. There will be someone at hand showing you the little tricks that make a perfect carving or help you with the difficult letters. We will then show you how to give it the perfect finish, so at the end of the day you can take home a piece you are truly proud of.
This is the perfect present for the wannabe master crafts man or simply a therapeutic break from a desk job.
LOCATION: Our workshop is located 6 minutes south of Canterbury in the beautiful countryside in Kent. There is easy access on the high speed rail from St. Pancras to Canterbury West. We can pick you up from there. Alternatively make your way by car. There is ample parking.
DURATION: 5 hours
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The day can be scheduled to your convenience any month of the year (apart from November and December), on any day of the week. We can accommodate up to 2 people at a time, but only if the booking was made for 2 (we only accept one booking per day). Participants need to be over 18 years old, but no prior experience is required. All materials and equipment will be provided, but we recommend that you wear old clothes and boots. Ear defenders and dust mask will be provided. Please note that you will be in a noisy working environment and need to be in generally good health. Contact us to discuss if you have any concerns.
HOW TO BOOK:
Call us on 01227 469413
Voucher holders must book and redeem their place on the experience within 12 months of the order date.