PROFESSIONAL

STEAM BENDING

progressive woodworking for everyone

Upcoming Events

  • SOLD OUT 3rd-5th July 2021 - The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    SOLD OUT 3rd-5th July 2021 - The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    Charlie Whinney Studio
    03 Jul, 10:00 – 05 Jul, 17:00
    Charlie Whinney Studio, Top Barn, Beck Head House, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6SH, UK
    The ultimate steam-bending course. Enjoy three creative days learning everything we know about steam-bending to get started yourself straight away.
  • SOLD OUT 5th-7th June 2021 - The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    SOLD OUT 5th-7th June 2021 - The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    Charlie Whinney Studio
    05 Jun, 10:00 – 07 Jun, 17:00
    Charlie Whinney Studio, Top Barn, Beck Head House, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6SH, UK
    The ultimate steam-bending course. Enjoy three creative days learning everything we know about steam-bending to get started yourself straight away.
  •  *SOLD OUT* 28th - 31st August 2020 -  The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    *SOLD OUT* 28th - 31st August 2020 - The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    Charlie Whinney Studio
    29 Aug 2020, 10:00 – 31 Aug 2020, 17:00
    Charlie Whinney Studio, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6SH, UK
    The ultimate steam-bending course. Enjoy three creative days learning everything we know about steam-bending to get started yourself straight away.
  • 1-3 of August 2020 - The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    1-3 of August 2020 - The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    Charlie Whinney Studio
    01 Aug 2020, 10:00 – 03 Aug 2020, 17:00
    Charlie Whinney Studio, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6SH, UK
    The ultimate steam-bending course. Enjoy three creative days learning everything we know about steam-bending to get started yourself straight away.
  •  11th-13th July 2020 - The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    11th-13th July 2020 - The 3 Day Pro Steam Bending Course - Cumbria
    Charlie Whinney Studio
    11 Jul 2020, 10:00 – 13 Jul 2020, 17:00
    Charlie Whinney Studio, Beck Head House, Beck Head, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6SH, UK
    The ultimate steam-bending course. Enjoy three creative days learning everything we know about steam-bending to get started yourself straight away.

The ultimate introduction to steam-bending.  This is the original annual course that has been running in our Lake District studio since 2010.  Every year the content advances with our own professional practice and latest jigs, designs and discoveries.  Bend 10 different species, use 5 types of compression strap, try 2D and 3D bends, twisting, splitting, bend some BIG pieces using winches and explore professional finishing, batch production and design/prototyping  plus a lot more.  Take home a finished product or sculpture you design and make yourself,  experience our famous 'chair in an afternoon' and also make jigs and steam-chambers to take away as desired.  There is a bespoke element to this course focussing on particular areas of the process attendees have asked for, so no two courses are the same.  This is a fun and busy long weekend in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Lake District National Park, all wood, food and accommodation included in the price. 

Professional Finish and Large Sections

In addition to all the basics, particular areas scheduled for 2021 professional courses include looking closely at achieving a professional finish, (including methods of using steam for raising the grain and pre-finishing specific to steam-bending), post machining and new creative processes using a simple press.  There will also be the option to bend some very large sections up to 150mm thick.