with Oliver Moses
Friday 16th July | 10.00 – 16.00 | £70
On this course you will learn how to make a bird from a single block of wood.
A fan bird is a beautiful decorative bird carving with origins in Eastern Europe. You will make these from a single piece of ash. The process of making a fan bird includes many fundamental hand tools including an axe, drawknife, shavehorse, chisel, gouge, push knife, and straight knife. Getting to grips with these tools is a great way into green woodworking in general.
You will learn how to use these tools safely and efficiently by understanding the edge geometry of the blades and how this relates to the grain of the wood.
Please bring a packed lunch and we recommend bringing a hat and sun cream and or warm wear too as weather permitting you will work outside.
Read all about our tutor Olly Moses on the Cambridge Art Makers’ course tutors page.
Please note that although this course is in our downstairs workshop (or outside), our kitchen and toilets are on the first floor up 1 flight of stairs. If this is going to pose a problem for you please email us at [email protected]
Please note that we have strict guidelines in response to the covid-19 pandemic as outlined on our covid-19 guidelines page. You will have to agree to following these when you sign up to the course.