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Discover the Art of Bowl Turning at David Parr House

Bowl Turning at David Parr House

Are you fascinated by the timeless craft of woodworking? Do you want to learn the ancient art of bowl turning in a setting steeped in history? Join me at the David Parr House on Saturday, 13th July, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, for an immersive workshop.

Why Attend This Workshop?

Expert Instruction: As a seasoned expert in greenwood turning, I will guide you through each step of the process. With years of experience and a passion for preserving traditional woodworking skills, I am excited to share my knowledge with you.

Hands-On Experience: Engage in the authentic practice of bowl turning using a traditional pole lathe. From raw wood to a beautifully crafted bowl, you will experience the full journey of creation, under my expert supervision.

Historic Venue:

Held at the Visitor Centre of the David Parr House, this workshop is set in a place brimming with artistic and cultural significance. The David Parr House, located in Cambridge, is a unique heritage site and museum that celebrates the life and work of David Parr, an artisan decorator who lived from 1854 to 1927. This modest Victorian terraced house, decorated by Parr over the course of 40 years, showcases intricate and ornate designs that reflect the Arts and Crafts movement. Visitors can explore the richly adorned interiors, gaining insight into the domestic and artistic life of the period.

What You Will Learn:

  • The time-honoured technique of bowl turning on a pole lathe.
  • Practical skills in shaping and crafting wood into a functional and decorative bowl.
  • Insights into the heritage and tradition of woodworking.

What to Expect:

  • Personalized guidance and instruction tailored to your skill level.
  • A hands-on, engaging experience that will leave you with a hand-turned wooden bowl.
  • All necessary materials and protective wear are provided.
  • Light refreshments will be available, but please bring your own packed lunch.
  • A workshop that involves physical activity, including standing and upper body use.

Important Details:

  • Date and Time: Saturday, 13th July, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Cost: £150 (valid for 1 or 2 people per lathe)
  • Venue: Visitor Centre of David Parr House, Cambridge
  • Tickets: Each lathe can accommodate 1 or 2 people, but only one bowl will be produced per lathe.

By participating, you are also supporting the maintenance and preservation of the David Parr House, ensuring this historic site can be enjoyed by future generations.

Book Your Place:

Secure your spot for this exclusive workshop today. Click here to book your tickets

For more information, including how to get to the David Parr House and explore the local area, visit the David Parr info page.

I look forward to welcoming you to a day of creativity, learning, and craftsmanship!

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