Join Steve Smith, Pattern Maker by trade and the Museum of Making’s Workshop Supervisor, on this weekend course to make your own kitchen utensils and equipment.
After choosing two to three items to make – whether that’s a platter, seasoning station, wooden spoon, bread board, spatula, pasta rolling pin, dipping bowl or small platter – you will be guided through a variety of making processes and techniques, including carving, turning, whittling and sanding.
Throughout the course you will also learn to use a range of traditional tools and machinery, including spoke shaves, gouges, chisels, and the lathe, and will work with a selection of hard woods, including beech and oak.
You will also discover fascinating connections to Derby Museums’ collections of making, which chart the progress of Derby’s ongoing manufacturing history and the people who were involved.
When does this course take place?
This is a weekend course running 10am-5pm on Saturday 26th February and 10am-3pm on Sunday 27th February.
Where does this course take place?
Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those with some woodworking experience or who want to refresh their skills. All levels of experience are welcome!
Participants must be aged 18 years and over.
Do I need to bring anything?
All materials, tools, equipment and aprons will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and closed-toe shoes.
Lunch is available to purchase from the River Kitchen at the Museum of Making or various eateries and shops in the city centre.
How to book:
Tickets are priced at £105.00 per person (Derby Museums Friends & Members are eligible for 10% discount) and available to book on Eventbrite. Please book here.
This course is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
If you have any concerns or specific requirements regarding attending this course please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing Royah@derbymuseums.org
Course Booking Terms and Conditions
Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 2 days before the scheduled start date.
*Please note, this event may be subject to change dependent on the latest Government guidance relating to Covid. In the event that Derby Museums needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, your ticket will be refunded in full.