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Have you ever been tempted to create a pleasing shape from a piece of wood, using tools which have barely altered since the bronze age? Blending handwork and thought, where what you might carve is really made, not just touched in passing.

John can offer courses to suit every ability – from the complete beginner to the more advanced. We also offer courses on tool sharpening. Weekend Courses take place at Ness Botanic Gardens Cheshire. Scroll down to view our current courses.


Neston Mondays and Greasby Wednesdays both 7-9pm for ten evenings, tools and equipment provided. Pre booking essential. Please email us for further details. 

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July 2019

Taster Workshop FULL Waiting list

11th July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

FULL Waiting list No experience necessary. This workshop is ideal if you have ever wanted to have a go at wood carving and would like to find out more about what is required to learn this ancient skill. Tools, equipment, materials and drinks are provided. This is also a useful preliminary workshop for those who might be interested in attending one of our Beginners Courses. the workshop is hosted in Meols on the Wirral. To book email or telephone 07930 332227 for further…

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August 2019

Upton Viking Festival

18th August 2019
Warwick Park, Warwick Park
Upton, Wirral CH49 6NQ
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We will be holding a demonstration. Further details to follow.

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February 2021

Weekend Beginners Course Cheshire

February 6 - February 7
Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Little Neston, Ness CH64 4AY + Google Map

At Ness Gardens Cheshire, wonderful venue. £150 for the weekend all materials, tools and course notes supplied. This course is for complete beginners or those with a small amount of experience who would like to improve their skills. Pre booking essential. To book email or telephone 07930 332227 for further information.

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