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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.

1st & 2nd June 2016
part of the Stafford County Show

in a beautiful oak woodland just below the main show ground:

Horse logging - Richard Eames
Clog making - Jeremy Atkinson
Oak swill baskets - Owen Jones
Chainsaw carving - Pete Harmer
Green wood crafts - Sean Hellman
Post and rail fencing - Sherwood Keogh
Pole lathing - Gudrun Leitz
and others

Woodland barbecue with picnic area
Barn owl conservation
Childrens' activities

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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.
He had been a much loved presence on many of my courses, joining in the 'unmissable' lunches and sharing his skills and expertise during our joint Development Weeks.

His last major project for me had been the building of the new extension of my workshop "fit for courses for the next ten years".

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