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
course dates for 2016
are on the calendar
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.
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
A gift voucher for
a course can make a very welcome Christmas, Birthday or
Retirement present. Gift vouchers can be arranged for any
amount. Email for
addition I make a unique range of sculptural free-form furniture
Marks' kitchen after many courses: this can become addictive
web site dedicated to Philip Clissett, his life, work and chair
making near Clissett Wood.
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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
More on Doug can be found on
The view south from Clissett Wood
on a frosty December morning