Last course date for 2016 - see "Stop Press" below.
News of courses for 2017 will be available in December. If you would like to go on my email alert list to hear of new course dates please email.

Enjoy a holiday in a beautiful part of Herefordshire, learning the skills of working unseasoned timber with handtools to create something unique for your own home or garden.

I offer two to nine day courses in Green Woodwork and Chairmaking for novices, amateurs and experienced craftspeople.

I teach the whole range of greenwood crafts; from pole lathe turned windsor chairs, ladder back chairs with varied seating, contemporary and free form sculptural pieces to an ever expanding range of other projects.

1-4 October 2016 (9am to 5pm):
Introduction to Woodland Mangement course, based in Childer Wood, £230

Looking at best practice from tree to timber with visits to surrounding woods, saw mills etc.
Course tutors: Childer Wood forester Peter Harmer and ecologist Martin Hales.
One-off brilliant opportunity, for all levels of experience.

For more info email me:

A cooking fire and permanent kettle

Pole lathing introduction

Green Woodwork Introduction 2015

June 2015 nine day Chair Making Workshop

A well earned break -
with bread from the wood-fired clay oven

July /August 2015 nine day Chair Making Workshop

Wood-fired pizza
- always a favourite at lunch times

Pole lathing

In addition I make a unique range of sculptural free-form furniture to commission

Three 'Clissett style' chairs

New web site dedicated to Philip Clissett, his life, work and chair making near Clissett Wood.

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In Memoriam:
After a good summer my beloved partner Doug Joiner died unexpectedly in September 2014.

More on Doug can be found
on his website:-

The view south from Clissett Wood
on a frosty December morning

to contact Gudrun:

by email:
by phone or fax: 01531 640 125
or by post: Gudrun Leitz, Hill Farm, Stanley Hill, Bosbury, LEDBURY, Herefordshire, HR8 1HE