We are delighted that our woodcraft shop is now fully open, and we are pleased to be running our woodcraft courses once again. We continue to follow government guidelines and are running courses with reduced numbers. We will respond appropriately to any new government guidelines and will keep course participants up to date as appropriate. Please do get in touch with any questions or concerns.
I have spent a lifetime connecting with our great outdoors and have developed a deep-routed passion for all the wonders our fabulous planet has to offer us. From exploring unclimbed mountains in Greenland, to wondering through ancient woodlands in Scotland, nothing recharges my energy levels quite like being outdoors.
With more than 30 years' experience of working in education and training, I am now taking the opportunity to launch a new career in wood-crafting. Using my crafting skills to make and sell unique pieces and tapping into my training and education skills to offer wood-craft skills courses.Read More
My woodland workshop sits at the heart of Wyresdale Park’s 800-acre country estate, just above the beautiful village of Scorton. Set amongst the trees and woodland trails, this inspirational space is where I create and sell my unique hand-crafted products, as well as running wood-craft skills courses.
There is plenty to do on site and in the surrounding area with woodland and countryside walks, including the brilliantly named Nicky Nook Hill with fabulous views of the surrounding hills, the Lakeland Fells and out over Morecambe Bay. There is the splendid Applestore cafe just above the workshop, and glamping opportunities for a great family get away.Read More
I specialise in working with wild wood, turning driftwood, windfall wood and other found materials into a diverse range of one-off items. I also work with seasoned timber acquired from local sources as well as reusing and up cycling waste wood. In my new woodland workshop, you will find hand crafted and locally produced one off creations for those that appreciate something a little different.
From hand carved key rings, sculptural lamps, a range of bread boards and serving platters, to stunning coffee tables and rustic furniture, you will find something to suit every pocket, and some great and unique gift ideas. No plastic, no imports, just real and mostly local wood!Read More
Working with wood is a great way to slow down, take time to explore your own creativity, and connect with nature. I offer a range of skills courses that are suitable for the complete novice, as well as courses for those with a little more experience.
My woodland workshop is a great creative space for running courses all year round, with a fully enclosed indoor workspace with a wood-burning stove providing a cosy warmth when the weather is a little cooler, and a wonderful outdoor space to enjoy warmer weather.Read More