Past Exhibitions & events
Steam bending workshop
28 April 2018
Gain a new insight into the history, uses and physical properties of wood, and learn all about the dark art of steam-bending solid wood into impossible looking shapes, including twisting, splitting and 3 types of compression strap. We will be bending 10 different species as well as seeing how thick a piece we can bend on the day! Everyone gets to take part during the 2 hour teaching session and there will an optional making session afterwards when you can make your own unique sculpture, steam-bent pot or lampshade to take home. This is transformational afternoon, with a talk, slideshow, practical seminar, plus live experiments. come along and you will never look at a tree in the same way again!
Teaching session 1pm - 3pm. Making session 3pm - 5pm. £25