Class Schedule

We currently offer weekend classes for  Wood Carving, Stained Glass and Jewellery Making,  weekday classes in Restoration and Upholstry and evening classes in Wood Carving (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and Wood Working (Mondays and Wednesdays).

All of those classes cost £275, with a £100 deposit and the remaining of the tuition due on the first day of class. Payments can be made in cash, cheques or debit cards.  Tools are supplied for all courses, materials will be charged separately for Upholstery, Wood Working, Jewellery Making and Furniture Restoration.  We also host clubs in Wood Carving and Chair Seat Caning/Rushing.

We are planning on classes in French Upholstery, Traditional Finishes, Colouring Techniques, Using Machines in Wood Carving, and Seat Caning and Rushing. Please write and we will keep you informed of the future classes. Also, watch this space!!!!

Furniture Restoration week – July 2024

2024 - 22 July to 26 July

In this course, Ernest will help students of all levels from complete novices to experienced restorers. All types of projects are possible (We do suggest you send a picture of the object if this is your first class with the school). All materials can be provided by the school (although a charge may apply). Ernest will carefully walk the student through every step of  the entire process of restoring their selected project.  Imagine the great feeling one gets from developing the hand skills needed to turn a warn piece of furniture into a thing of beauty.

With over 15 years experience running a very successful restoration business, Ernest is active with ICON (International Conservation) and he has a PhD centered around 18th Century  English and French Furniture.  This means that Ernest has proven himself to meet their very high standards in the restoration of antiques.

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)

Class Dates:
July 22-26

Class Times: All classes start at 09:30 and end at 16:30

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Stained Glass – Summer 2024

2024 - 29 July to 2 August

The idea of making pictures with coloured glass, balanced with shapes and rhythm has fascinated generations. This course will introduce students to this amazing craft. Students learn the handling of tools and materials. Developing confidence from straight lines to curves on coloured glass. Projects will introduce the students to the basic techniques such as to score (cut) glass safely, copperfoil and traditional leadwork. This is a hands on practical course, with aspects of design and soldering. As with the Applique technique the students will be able to develop their own design once they have mastered the basics. No previous experience in either art or stained glass is needed for this introduction – just a sense of play and adventure!

Advanced students are also welcome. Lilly will guide and facilitate the creative direction that they want to pursue.


Class Dates:

July: 29, 30, 31
August: 1, 2


Class Times: All classes start at 9:30 and end at 16:30

Price: £275 (Deposit: £100)
Students are also expected to pay a material cost of  approximately £25

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Summer 2024 Special Ceramics Class

Three Sundays in August...11, 18, and 25 August. All classes run from 10:30 to 16:30

This workshop serves as an introduction to ceramics sculpture, hand-built pottery, ceramics drawing, and ceramic jewellery. It covers the technological processes in ceramics, allowing participants to appreciate the transformation of objects at various stages – from flexible, easy-to-work clay, through a dry, fragile state, to the fired, solid object, all painted with special ceramics colours, engobes, glazes, and more.

This course is designed for both total beginners and advanced students.

I would be honoured to guide you through this exciting journey and look forward to seeing you soon!


Class Dates:  Three Sundays in August  11,18, and 25 of August

10:30 AM – 16:30 PM

Costs: £165 (per course)  This includes most materials and one firing.

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Wood Carving week – August 2024

2024 - 5 August to 9 August

Beginner students will learn the craft of Wood Carving using traditional tools through a couple of challenging exercises, talks and demonstrations. Those new to Wood Carving will learn all the basics and will develop the basic skills to successfully carve objects in wood. They will develop an understanding of wood, how to use the basic tools, then how to conceptualise a final Wood Carving goal and how to reach that goal. More advanced students will continue to improve their skills by carving more advanced pieces.

Please note:  no refunds will be given if canceled 2 weeks or less before the class are scheduled to start.

Class Dates :
August: 5-9

Class Times: All classes start at 09:30 and end at 16:30

Price: Book through misseden abby