After 28 happy years of offering my acclaimed Greenwood Courses programme from Clissett Wood
I am handing over my workshop space in the woods to my skilled assistant Matt Hatter.

Matt has many plans for 2023 and he can be reached via email:

I am continuing as a co-owner of Clissett Wood as well as increasing my ongoing involvement
with Childer Wood and Meephill Coppice.

Childer Wood and Meephill Coppice are a beautiful 90 acre woodland a mile down from Clissett Wood (site of my workshop) towards Canon Frome.
My late partner Doug managed these woods for many years with his great passion for a sustainable woodland culture.
Since 2015 I have continued the diversification of oak-dominated Childer Wood, and focused on restoring Meephill Coppice - converted to a spruce monoculture in the 1960s - back into the thriving and diverse coppice woodland it had been before.
In this I have been immeasurably helped by many voluteers from near and far.

Local residents, students and many other wellwishers have contributed their energy on 'volunteer work weekends' towards the necessary weeding, planting and deer fencing to re-establish a diverse, mainly broadleaf woodland, for future generations.

I will be offering regular work (and fun!) volunteer days and weekends
in these beautiful woods throughout the year.

To join our friendly volunteer group please email me:

A cooking fire and permanent kettle

Green Woodwork Intro, September 2020

9 day Chair Making Workshop, July 2020

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

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