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September 2017

Spoon Carving with Neill Mapes

Saturday September 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bishop’s Castle Community College, SY9 5AYUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£45

Skills in the Hills. One-day spoon carving course. Spend the day with craftsman Neill Mapes learning how to hand carve rustic wooden spoons. Cost £45. To book your place and for more details please contact us on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.

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October 2017

One-day Shrink Pot course

Saturday October 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bishop’s Castle Community College, SY9 5AYUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£45

Spend the day with craftsman Neill Mapes learning how to hand carve rustic wooden pots. This vessel making technique goes back to at least Viking times and is an alternative to coopering. A piece of green wood is hollowed out into a tube. A groove is cut near the bottom to accept the base made of seasoned timber, then as the tube dries it shrinks and tightens onto the base. Tools & materials: provided but you can bring your own…

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