At the London Greenwood workshop you will use a foot powered "pole lathe" to turn your own wooden bowl from locally grown green wood. Using just two simple turning tools and powering your lathe by foot you will create a functional wooden bowl to take home with you. We will also talk about drying, oiling and caring for your bowl as well as selecting materials, tool use, sharpening and how to continue. We will be working outdoors in all weather but we'll stay dry and there will be a fire if gets it chilly.
Dress for the weather Sensible footware, no sandals or bare feet Bring a packed lunch (food avilable nearby) Tea, coffee and biscuits provided
London Green Wood is a non-profit cooperative of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Abney Park Cemetery, a small woodland in Hackney, we work with green wood straight from the log and hand tools. All the wood we use has been felled locally.
We have been running events and teaching courses at our woodland workshop since 2011. We promise a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly. We run courses for adults, for groups and for families. We run workshop sessions for members of our cooperative…
Select a date and time that suits you and your teacher will get back to you to confirm if they are available or suggest alternate times.