Saturday 18 February & Saturday 4 March 10am-3pm, Stool-making workshop in two parts @ Lincoln University

Come along and learn how to make a three-legged stool with Greg Quinn in a class held at Brandenburg Coppice, located at Lincoln University.

This class with Greg Quinn is held in two parts and is weather dependent. You must be able to make the rain dates too.

Session 1: Saturday 18 February (rain date 25 February), 10am–3pm at Lincoln University

Make your stool seat and legs. The legs then need to be dried before fitting, so we will do this for you prior to the next session. We will be based in the beautiful Brandenburg Coppice, a unique woodland on the Lincoln University campus. 

Session 2: Saturday 4 March (rain date 11 March), 10am-3pm at Lincoln University

Fit the legs into the stool seat, trim and finish the seat, and then level the legs.

You will learn basic whittling techniques with the draw-knife and travisher, and how to wedge a leg into a stool top, and other lovely resourceful skills. You’ll learn all about the ancient traditions of greenwood-working in a stunning outdoor setting.

Please note: This workshop is  for adults and only suited to those who can work safely without direct supervision with very sharp hand tools.

Gregory Quinn's working life has consisted predominantly of orchard work, learning the care & craft associated with growing fruit. He continues to work with people on their Home Orchard Care. His craft practice has developed in the last three years to include green woodworking, a change from the orchard yet an extension of his working closely with trees. Gregory now makes greenwood furniture, rakes, pegs, food storage crates, brooms & other objects of use. The craft skills gained in working with experienced practitioners like Richard Hare, Alex Yerks & Juliet Arnott, combined with his own practice & exploration, have become an integral part of his life.

Bookings are non-refundable 

A credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation and advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. A transfer fee may apply.

Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given. 



We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre.

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