weekend courses

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1984 667555

Email: enquiries@williamsandcleal.co.uk

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weekend courses

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In just two days, learn new skills and techniques that will introduce you to the wider possibilities in furniture making and the production on a small project to take home with you.

Weekend courses are taught by Maria Del Mar Gomez, of Byron and Gomez, at our fully equipped school workshop.

Maria is a graduate of the Craft Council's Hothouse programme, and in 2016 was touted as 'one to watch' by Wallpaper* magazine. Alongside her business partner, Charles Byron, they have impressed the world of furniture designers with traditionally handcrafted furniture for contemporary interiors. As well as being a talented maker and designer, Maria has a background in teaching and architecture. Maria has a great deal of experience and knowledge to share with our students and we are excited to have her leading weekend courses at the school. You can visit their website at www.byronandgomez.co.uk

Weekend dates and courses are frequently announced so please check regularly to find one that suits you.

Weekend Woodworking Short CourseIn just two days, learn new skills and techniques that will introduce you to wider possibilities in furniture making and work on a small project to take home with youWeekend courses are taught by Maria Del Mar Gomez, of Byron and Gomez, at our fully equipped school workshop.Maria is a graduate of the Craft Council's Hothouse programme, and in 2016 was touted as 'one to watch' by Wallpaper* magazine. Alongside her business partner, Charles Byron, they have impressed the world of furniture designers with traditionally handcrafted furniture for contemporary interiors. The work of Byron and Gomez has attracted several awards and much recognition from the industry, with one Design Guild Mark and one Bespoke Guild Mark awarded to their designs from the Furniture Makers' Company.  

Weekend Woodworking Short Courses

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box making course

Dates: 23rd and 24th March 2019

Hours: Sat 09:00 to 17:00

            Sun 09:00 to 16:30

Cost:   £288 (inc materials and use of tools)

Level: Beginner and Intermediate

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In just two days, make a beautiful solid wooden box in our picturesque Somerset workshop. This course will introduce you to the wider skills and techniques needed for fine furniture making and you will learn from our award winning tutors. Techniques and skills covered will include:

  • selection, set up and sharpening of hand tools

  • accurate marking out and measuring

  • successful chiseling, sawing and hand planing

  • introduction to routing

  • accurate assembly and glue up

  • application of finishes

please contact us with any questions or to book now

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veneering course

Dates: 27th/28th April 2019    

Hours: Sat 09:00 to 17:00

            Sun 09:00 to 16:30

Cost:   £288 (inc materials and use of tools)

Level:  Beginner and Intermediate

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Enjoy the freedom to create your own simple designs with marquetry and parquetry on this two day veneering course. Learn about the advantages of working with veneer and the opportunities that it offers. During your two days with us, you will make a veneered tray. Choose from our stock of veneer in varying colours, grains and species.

As well as making your own tray to take away with you, you will learn:

   •     selecting veneer, book matching, slip matching

   •     various methods of pressing and jointing veneer

   •     vacuum press principles, types of press and use of equipment

   •     sand Scorching techniques and suitable use and application of adhesives

  • Steam bending handles for your tray

please contact us with any questions or to book now


make a bench stool

Dates: 19th/20th January 2019

Hours: Sat 09:00 to 17:00

            Sun 09:00 to 16:30

Cost:   £310 inc vat

Level: Beginner and Intermediate

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Master essential furniture making techniques and skills by crafting a beautiful solid wood bench stool in just two days. Our tutor, Maria Del Mar Gomez will guide you through, demonstrating the skills needed to craft and assemble this functional and useful item of furniture.

As well as making your own bench to take away with you, you will learn:

   •     timber selection, identification and preparation

   •     selection set up and sharpening of hand tools

   •     techniques to achieve successful chiseling and planing

   •     accurate measuring and marking out joint work

   •     understanding basic workshop drawings

   •     understanding basic joints

   •     accurate assembly and glue up

   •     hand finishing

please contact us with any questions or to book now

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Total Beginners Tools

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Dates: 16th to 17th February 2019

Hours: Sat 09:00 to 17:00

            Sun 09:00 to 16:30

Cost:   £288 inc vat

Level: Beginner

If you have a passion for making and would like a better understanding, and the skills to get the best results from hand-tools our total beginners course is a fantastic introduction.

This course will build your confidence in being able to work with precision and will give you an essential foundation to achieve your woodworking projects with accuracy and a beautiful finish. 

During the two day course you will learn how to select, sharpen and set up the right tools for the job. You will also gain a better understand of wood, how it moves, and how to work with it effectively. 

We will be demonstrating and instructing you on some of the most important techniques that will allow you to achieving accurate and high quality results in your work. You will learn to measure and mark accurately, cut and chisel to a line as well as learning how to use your bench plane. 

This in turn will give you the ability to create clean cuts and high quality fitted joints for your future projects.

You will make a small set project -  a candle holder, which will allow you to practice and experience the knowledge and skills that will be covered on this course.

Course Content:

-Introduction to hand-tools

-Selection, sharpening and correct set up of hand tools

- Use of hand measuring and marking out tools

-Techniques to achieve successful chiseling and planning

-Sanding & finishing

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To enquire about availability for any of the courses detailed below, please contact us on enquiries@williamsandcleal.co.uk or call on 01984 667555.

Gift vouchers are available for weekend courses. Please contact the office to find out more.

Terms and conditions

terms and conditions

Please contact us to check course availability, or to discuss further details. Should the course you select be full, you will be given the option of joining our waiting list. 

To secure your place, a course deposit will be requested at the time of booking. Course fees are non refundable unless we are subsequently able to fill your place.

On receipt of your application form and deposit, we will send out to you a receipt and welcome letter.

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please bring your own lunch, cold drinks and snacks. Tea and coffee are provided.

please bring ear defenders and masks if you have them, otherwise we can supply.

you are welcome to bring your own tools if you have them, and we will help you set them up and use them for your project.

accommodation is not included, but we can send you information about local accommodation providers on request.

Gift vouchers can be supplied for this course. 

Please email for more information - enquiries@williamsandcleal.co.uk