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Sat, 03 Nov


Charlie Whinney Studio (Cumbria)


The perfect introduction to steam-bending – get all the basics, 2D and 3D bends, twisting, splitting and powered bends plus make something to take home!

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Time & Location

03 Nov 2018, 10:00 – 17:00

Charlie Whinney Studio (Cumbria), Beck Head House, Beck Head, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6SH, UK


About the event

The perfect introduction to steam-bending. Learn how to source and select the best wood; bend ten species; 2D and 3D bends; three types of compression strap; twisting, splitting and powered bends. At the end of the day, put your new skills into practice, and design and make your own steam-bent bowl, vase or lampshade to take home. We put as much as we can into one day to give you a complete overview of what is possible and how to do it.

This course is taught in the Lake District workshop of Charlie Whinney Studio. The building is an ancient stone barn right nestled under SSSI Whitbarrow Scar in the UNESCO World Heritage Lake District National Park. This venue allows for some of the course to be taught in the woods adjacent to the wood where we may even cut down a small tree for use during the day (weather permitting), and you can also see Charlie’s studio where many of the projects over the past eight years have been created.


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    10am – 5pm Charlie Whinney Studio, CUMBRIA LA11 6SH You do not need to bring any tools but please do wear suitable footwear, dress for the weather, bring a pack lunch and a camera #learnsteambending If you are driving please park to the left of the lane past the workshop. If you need picking up from the Oxenholme or Grange-Over-Sands train stations, please let us know at least a week in advance if possible.

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