New dates for 2018 will be published here in November -
please email me to go on my email alert list for the new course dates
as soon as they are published.

On the weekend of the 14th/15th October there will be a green woodworking extravaganza in the grounds of Newport House as part of their major sculpture exhibition 'Out of Nature’.
More info on
Demos, talks, fun activities - we hope to see you there!

The sculpture exhibition at Newport House runs from the 1st to 22nd October. It showcases 40 regional, national and international makers in most gorgeous gardens.
Both Mike Abbott and I have a few smaller pieces there:

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.


A cooking fire and permanent kettle

Green Woodwork Introduction

June 2016 nine day Chair Making Workshop 1

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

July 2016 nine day Chair Making Workshop 2

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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The view south from Clissett Wood
on a frosty December morning

In Memoriam:
My partner
Doug Joiner died unexpectedly in September 2014.

More on Doug can be found

on his website:-

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