Scandinavian Shrink Pot Carving

Creating beautiful natural pots from greenwood, using the shrinkage of the tree as it dries out to create a sealed pot.

Working with the natural properties of green wood by hollowing out a section of branch. Carefully carving a base out of dried wood and using a technique so that as the greenwood dries it shrinks to fit the base. Traditionally carved in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, this is an interesting introduction to green wood crafts.

The courses are held at the beautiful Footprint nr Windermere, in the Lake District.

The day will start at 9am and finish at 5pm.

Kettle always on the boil and unlimited biscuits! Bring your own lunch.

"A really enjoyable day – very well paced. Superb friendly atmosphere making it a lovely way to learn. "

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I just wanted to let you know how much Steve and I and the children enjoyed our two days in the woods with you. It was all and more than we hoped for and full credit to you both for having such a fantastic concept and creating it so beautifully. I wandered to walk this morning by the riverside looking at the trees and trying to see if I could recognise them - I'm certainly more aware but still have some way to go but hank you for what you did manage to teach me! Once again - thanks you so very very much!