Carving class students


2pm til 5pm.

 Provided min two people per class.

 New year 2023 prices £65 per person.




Want to do more? Want to advance a level? contact us to tailor your course. Half, whole or multiple days, with or without accommodation.


Covid 19. All students must bring their own face covering to wear in the class if they wish. Students may also bring their own gloves. 

Students must not turn up to a class with any symptoms linked to Covid 19. Thank you.




Afternoon woodcarving classes.

The classes are for beginners. A fun, social and easy introduction to the wonders of woodcarving.


The woodcarving


Start time: 2pm   (please ensure you are at the studio by 2pm, so as not to inconvenience others)

Commencing with introductions and studio /tool familiarisation.

The carving undertaken will be a simplified profile relief carving of either an owl or a hare’s head.

The carving class is designed primarily for complete beginners or someone with a little experience. You will not even need to sharpen the tools, that will all be done for you.

The class is held over an afternoon of approximately 3 hours. There will be a maximum of four students at any one time. All tools, materials, tuition, toilets provided.  You only need to bring along a willingness to learn, an ambition to carve and the desire to create something unique from the world’s, possibly, the universes most beautiful and versatile material. Or you just fancy having a go!

Your tutor for the afternoon will be Lee Dickenson, 37 years a professional wood carver and owner of squashedapplewoodcarving. He will guide you through the rudiments of carving your chosen subject.  You will be tapping into his extensive knowledge of woodcarving whilst you create your own carving.

Finish time: 5pm approximately.

You will take away with you, your own unique piece of carving to show all your friends and family and hopefully enjoyable memories of an afternoon well spent at the outset of your carving career.

A completed owl relief carving. You could create your own version of this carving  as a student using just three carving tools in an afternoon woodcarving class!

A completed hare's head relief carving.  You could create your own version of this carving  as a student using just three carving tools in an afternoon woodcarving class!

Booking your woodcarving/sharpening  class.

Before booking, prospective students should consider the following points:


  • They will be stood for most of the time, except possibly for the tea break.
  • Work type clothing should be worn and warm clothing at relevant times of the year. Or clothes that you do not mind risking dirt or damage.
  • Students will be using sharp edge tools by hand.
  • They will need to be able to use a mallet (a wooden hammer) for periods through the class (wood carving class only)
  • Students will not be using any power tools except powered water stone in sharpening class.
  • Students are advised to bring notepads to the sharpening class.
  • The student will obey all safety instructions at all times from the tutor or they will leave the course.
  • Flexibility in your booking dates will help ensure you get the chance to attend one of the afternoons. 
  • Your booking may be amalgamated with another class on a different date.
  • All classes booked will need to be paid for in full prior to attending.
  • Any payments for the class will not be refunded if you do not turn up, irrespective of reason.
  • Payments will only be refunded if the class is cancelled.
  • The cost of the Woodcarving class and Sharpening class are both £65 per person. Provided min two people per class. Payment can either be by cheque, cash or bank transfer. I am sorry no card facilities.
  • Special offer. Book both classes for the same day! £100 per person. Provided min two people per class.
  • Students attending both classes on the same day will need to bring lunch with them and are welcome to use the dining area in the house.
  • I am sorry but I cannot take students under 14 years of age.
  • Accommodation at our B&B can be booked for a class (subject to availability) early booking recommended www.gorsefarmhousebb.co.uk

If you would like to book, email: enquiries@squashedapplewoodcarving.co.uk or telephone 01258 475343 and ask for Lee. I will need your full name, address, email address and phone numbers.

Students attend at their own risk. No claims will be considered.  By booking you are agreeing to these terms.


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