Upcoming Events

Grandey’s Place Heritage Open Days

Grandey's Place Warren Park, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire

Grandey’s Place was founded with the express purpose of trying to sustain and nurture some of the UK's heritage crafts, many of which are in danger of becoming extinct. These Open Days will allow you an insight into this secret world of British craftsmanship - with stained glass, violin and cello restoration, millinery, letter carving ... Read more

Furniture Making Course: Fundamentals of Furniture Making – Part 1 with Aidan McEvoy

Aidan McEvoy Fine Furniture Willey Park Farm, Alton Road,, Farnham, Surrey

This is the first part of a two part beginner’s course. You can do part one as a stand-alone course and then decide whether return to further extend your skills in part two. The aim is to give you a firm grounding in the fundamentals of making furniture. You will begin by making a breadboard from ... Read more


Disappearing Lines – boat building with Gail McGarva

Boat Building Academy Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis DT7 3JN

Disappearing Lines brings to life the craft of traditional wooden boat building and the stories of endangered boats, in a two day workshop with QEST Scholar and boat builder Gail McGarva. Try your hand at steam bending oak and create your own miniature ghost boat. For more information and to book a place on the ... Read more

Engine-Turning and the English Pocket Watch-Case Industry, 1800–Present, by Seth Kennedy

St Mary-at-Hill Church Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE

A lecture by QEST Britford Bridge Trust Scholar Seth Kennedy at the Antiquarian Horological Society. It is planned to run this lecture as a hybrid online and in-person event. It will begin at 6.15pm (UK time) and is expected to last about one hour, followed by a few minutes for questions. Tickets are free. Those ... Read more

Gilding Workshops with Rob Walker at the Good Life Society Summer Camp

Hawarden Flintshire, Wales CH5 3FB

This summer QEST Winch Design Scholar Rob Walker (Signs by Umberto) is running gilding workshops across two weekends as part of the Good Life Society Summer Camp. They take place in the walled garden of Hawarden, North Wales. Rob will help participants make a verre eglomise piece inspired by the Summer Camp and walled garden ... Read more

Handle with care – combining metal and wood with Grant McCaig

West Dean College of Arts & Conservation West Dean, Chichester, Sussex

This course is aimed at those with some experience of small-working or silversmithing. An introduction to the fabrication technique of seaming. You will also learn cold connections for attaching handles. This course will allow you to make a functional metal vessel incorporating your own handle. Handles can be made of driftwood, old paintbrushes, even pebbles. ... Read more


Sign-writing Workshop with Robert Walker (Umberto)

Magic Rock Brewing Co. Ltd Willow Lane, Huddersfield HD1 5EB

The workshop will cover the basics of sign-writing methods. Using pencil and paper, Umberto will teach you two methods of drawing block casual lettering using optical and mechanical techniques, before moving onto brush techniques that are the staple of a sign writer's tool kit. Each person will learn how to paint lettering using non solvent ... Read more


Windsor Chair Making with Jason Mosseri


Over six days, professional chair maker Jason Mosseri will teach you all the elements of chair-making and you will leave with a strong, elegant chair made by your own fair hand. You will learn how to select a suitable green ash log, cleave it into parts, and, using a wooden spring pole lathe, “turn” these ... Read more


Spoon Carving with Steve Tomlin

Horn Bank Farm North Rigton, Harrogate, Yorkshire LS17 0DS

We will be once again hosting Steve Tomlin Crafts for a wooden spoon carving course. Learn how to work with wood and specialist wood carving tools to create your very own wooden spoon. This is a day course with full instruction and guidance especially for beginners. All equipment will be provided for the course Refreshments ... Read more

Forge a Silver Cuff with Megan Falconer

Deemouth Artist Studios S Esplanade E, Aberdeen AB11 9PB

Learn how to transform a bar of recycled silver into a forged, chunky silver cuff in this two hour workshop. In this class, you will learn how to manipulate silver using a forging hammer to stretch the metal into a chunky/textured band. Once you have forged the bar of silver, demonstrations will be given to show ... Read more

An Introduction to Weave Techniques Using Driftwood with Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas Studio Workshop Adjacent to Ewenny Pottery, Ewenny Road, Ewenny, Bridgend CF35 3AP

Using found driftwood from the South Wales coast, participants will explore basic weave techniques without using a conventional loom. Focusing on colour, proportion, texture and yarn you will explore weaving using pieces of driftwood as your 'loom'. You will have at least one if not many more exquisite and original woven artworks to take home ... Read more


Fan Bird Carving with Steve Tomlin

Woodland Skills Centre The Warren, Bodfari, Denbigh, LL16 4DT

Fan birds are a traditional craft from Eastern Europe and an amazing demonstration of the properties of wood. Carved from a single piece of wood using simple tools your bird will unfold its wings without the use of any glue or pins. Steve Tomlin is one of the few craftspeople in the UK teaching this ... Read more

From Hank to Hat: Stitching Straw Braid Masterclass with Lucy Barlow

Morley College 61 Westminster Bridge Road Lambeth, London SE1 7HT

Stitching straw braid to make hats is one of the oldest forms of millinery. The beautiful hats this heritage skill can produce have enduring appeal from high street to high end. In this masterclass with QEST Scholar Lucy Barlow, you will learn all there is to know about the technique. In this session, you will get ... Read more