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

Stop Press:
After a good summer my beloved partner Doug Joiner died unexpectedly on 8th September.

Those who had a special connection with him - and so many did - are warmly invited to a memorial ceremony in Childer Wood on the 25th October. > Details are here <


Course dates for 2015 are on the 'calendar' page.
Please email me to register for other courses alerts.

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.

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


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.


Latest News

Table in yew

This can become addictive!

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