Shrink Pot Making Course - August
- Shrink Pot Making Course - August
Here’s another Award-Winning Course from Explore the Great Outdoors, Winners of the Best Woodland Courses 2019.
Discover the magic of shrink pots.
Shrink pots are often referred to as shrink boxes and are believed to have originated from Scandinavia. These pots are called Krympburk in Sweden, they were traditionally used for storing dry goods.
The pots are made from freshly felled green wood. A section from a branch or trunk is taken depending on the size of pot you want or need. This log is then drilled through, before hollowing out from each end with a knife. Once the desired wall thickness (approx 8mm) is achieved, a groove is carved near the bottom edge of one end. Next you take a dry piece of wood to make a base, this piece is shaped and fitted into the groove and then the magic begins. Hey presto … as the pot dries it shrinks around the base holding it firmly in position.
Minimum age is 18, younger students are allowed by prior arrangement please call us to discuss.
The course runs from 9.30am to 4pm with a half hour break for lunch.
The kettle is always for tea and coffee. Crusty bread and homemade vegetable soup available at lunchtime for all participants.
We are based in the Southwest of England in easy reach from Bristol, Bath, Salisbury, Southampton, Chippenham, Swindon, and London.
This course will run from our indoor training venue near Marlborough.
Course Fee £75 per person
“Fantastic day, lovely people, really knowledgeable and friendly instruction and simply perfect location.
This was more than you could write to describe the course and how enjoyable the whole experience was.
Much more practice needed to produce a great spoon but the instruction and what we took away from the day was such that we'll keep trying and have confidence that we will achieve something we're proud of!
Thanks so much to Jacqui and Pete” Patricia