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Shrink Pot Making

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: 23 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR


Course Tutor: Maurice Clothier of Touch-Wood

This is a great introduction to greenwood carving and whittling. Using traditional techniques and tools you will learn how to carve a pot using one piece of a greenwood branch. The base will be carefully crafted from seasoned wood and fitted to allow the pot to shrink and seal. 

You will learn: 

  • How to select suitable wood 
  • Tool selection and sharpening 
  • Carving and whittling techniques to hollow out the log
  • How to fit the base
  • Seasoning and finishing 


Covid-19 and Courses


The Green Wood Centre has worked tirelessly to ensure that staff & visitors are entering a COVID safe environment. SWA have a duty of care to participants, staff, trainees, volunteers, etc. We ask that all tutors and participants respect the measures stated regardless of their personal views, there will be an induction by your course tutor on arrival.

In the event that a course has to be cancelled due to Covid-19, a full refund will be provided and we will suggest keeping an eye on the website and re-booking once the course has become available again.

Our experience:


Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.