The day will begin with a practical demonstration of the tools and techniques involved, followed by an hour of practice carving on a waste board. This will give you a chance to experience the physical challenges of the carving while considering your own personal design. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout.
For the second half of the morning, we will work on your individual layouts. A brief introduction to some design principles before you compose your inscription using our simple alphabet/numbers printed at various scales.
We break for an hour lunch at 1 pm, and will provide a homemade vegetarian stew/soup and bread if desired, or else there is a wealth of local cafés/restaurants nearby.
After lunch, the designs will be transferred to the timber, and some extra time set aside for practice before you embark on your final plaque. Once carved, we can cut and finish the plaque, adding fixings and edge details if desired. You will walk away with a beautiful finished piece to be displayed at home or gifted.
What's included in the price
WHAT WE PROVIDE: – Prepared timber blanks, plaster casts and templates. – All necessary tools and an informative hand-out. – Refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. – A delicious home-cooked lunch, to be enjoyed while socializing in the yard or browsing our selection of books. BOOKING DETAILS: – We can accommodate groups of 4-8 people. – Alternative dates and arrangements for larger groups can be accommodated on request. – Group discounts are available.