A cooking fire and permanent kettle

Celebrating completion of adzed seating at Castle Howard

Development Week 2014

Green Woodwork Introduction 2014 in progress

Green Woodwork Introduction 2014 - the finished projects

June 2014 nine-day Chair Making Workshop

Four great chairs, each one different,
from the July 2014 nine-day Chair Making Workshop

August 2014 nine-day Chair Making Workshop

Wood fired pizza on August 2014 workshop
- always a favourite at lunch times

New course dates for 2016
are on the calendar page

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.

Pole lathing

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

Marks' kitchen after many courses: this can become addictive

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

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In Memorium:
After a good summer my beloved partner Doug Joiner died unexpectedly on the 8th 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