WILL ST CLAIR
Will runs the woodland workshop and lives on site year round.
During his apprenticeship with master craftsman Barnaby Carder in London, he learnt the simple pleasure of making a beautiful functional object using only a few sharp hand tools and a piece of fresh, green wood. From him he learned how to carve spoons, make bowls and turn on a pole lathe, and soon started teaching green woodwork courses for him at The Green Wood Guild.
During this time, Will had the opportunity to learn from some of the world's best green woodworkers, including several weeks assisting on Mike Abbott's chair making courses. In 2015, the opportunity came up to take over Mike's Workshop and the stewardship of brookhouse wood.
Will now lives in the woodland full time and teaches courses throughout the summer.
Since taking a bowl turning and tool forging course with Sharif Adams some years ago, Yoav has been been constantly working, learning and exploring the deep, satisfying path of green woodworking. Always looking to gain a better understanding of the material he's working with, he has spent a long time travelling and working with some of the best green woodworkers in the world, soaking up a huge amount of knowledge on the way.
Visit his website www.yoavkafets.bigcartel.com to see more of his work.
Steve Tomlin has been working professionally with green wood since 2003 and is an internationally respected craftsman with a huge breadth of knowledge and experience, both in making and teaching. His courses are always lively and fun while focusing on safe methods of work and passing on skills so you feel confident to continue at home. Visit his website www.SteveTomlinCrafts.co.uk for more details.