Set in a beautiful off-grid timber framed barn with a roaring fire and great company, surrounded by woodlands on the edge of Dartmoor. All courses include refreshments and materials. Read the testimonials here.

Contemporary Stool Making weekend course £200

This popular weekend course is the perfect opportunity to discover the joy of woodwork and to create a piece of finely crafted contemporary furniture using traditional methods. Open to all abilities, includes wholesome lunch both days made by my Sister Emily. 9:30am-5:30pm (may run later on Sunday)

Next stool making courses 2018

6-7 October (4 spaces left)

13-14 October (5 spaces left)

20-21 October (7 spaces left)

"Ambrose is obviously very knowledgeable, but also very patient and relax. The setting is stunning, as are the raw materials. We were all blown away by the lunches. Wholesome and hearty. Couldn't have been happier with the finished article."

stool making weekend course

Contemporary Windsor Chair Making 5 day course £550

A more in-depth fine furniture course covering tool sharpening, wood selection, steam bending and more advance traditional woodworking techniques. Master the best and sharpest woodworking tools available and come away with an heirloom quality chair. Woodworking experience recommended, I recommend you do the stool making course beforehand. Includes wholesome lunch every day made by my Sister Emily. 9:30am-5:30pm

24-28 October 2018 (5 spaces left)

"Ambrose is a very skilled and patient teacher. Creating such a beautiful chair seamed impossible, but everyone on the course came away with stunning pieces of a furniture. Spacious, well equipped workshop. Lots of learning crammed into 5 days." Jason

contemporary Windsor Chair

Venue address: Ashburton Christmas Tree Farm, Newton Abbot TQ13 7EZ, Devon, Googlemaps.

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A 50% deposit of the price of the course is payable to book a place. Please phone or email Ambrose to check availability of places beforehand. 07816 899527

BACS: Lloyds , Mr Timothy A Vevers, 30-98-69, 01871419. Cheques payable to T. A. Vevers, Cuddyford, Rewroad, Ashburton, Newton Abbot Devon, TQ13 7EN

Payment will be acknowledged and the booking confirmed by email. The full balance is payable at the start of the course.