Make a SHRINK POT is a one day practical course. Learn how to make your own traditional shrink pot made from a small diameter green log.
- DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
- 1 day
- Cost: £110
- Venue: The Northumberland Centre for Greenwood Craft at Kirkley Hall Farm, Northumberland.
The craft of traditional greenwoodwork aspires to use the unique nature of freshly harvested wood to create utility items of beauty.
Making shrink pots is a perfect example of this craft.
Traditional augers are used to bore down the grain of a freshly felled small diameter log, then further hollowed with knives. This essentially creates a wooden tube.
A seasoned piece of wood is then shaped and cunningly fitted to make a base which is held in place by the natural action of the body drying and shrinking.
Designs can be simple or elaborate with unlimited potential.
There has been a strong shrink pot making tradition in Scandinavia and North America for centuries.
Tutor Maurice Pyle, is the north east’s foremost traditional greenwoodworker.
Make a SHRINK POT will be a revelation and a perfect route into greenwood craft.