Where sanding, painting, varnishing and assembly provides an opportunity to develop woodwork skills in a social environment
A visit to the woodwork will most often find a cheery group of people gathered around the tables, contentedly working together.
The woodwork aims to provide a meaningful place for the companions where they can enjoy contributing to the production of a wide range of products, including: bird boxes, garden tables, finely polished spoons, candleholders, napkin rings, and butter knives. It is a source of great pride and satisfaction for the companions to see these products for sale in the shop.
The Workshop Team Leader works with the companions to design and create unique seasonal products and decorations. Ideas are always freely expressed, on the chalkboard, in miniature, or with leftover wood. These designs always have an anthroposophical influence, a system which is educational and creative, as well as therapeutic. The designs utilize smooth surfaces, flowing lines, and curves to optimise physical and mental well-being.
Woodwork also undertakes many small commissions from both the public and from within the community that adds further variety to the responsibilities of this very popular workshop. Much of the wood is timber from our own trees, and it is used alongside donations from furniture makers and joinery shops. Recycling at it’s finest!
Companions can take part in activities such as assembling birdhouses, small furniture and decorations, sanding wooden cutlery, polishing candle holders, painting projects, and varnishing.
Our primary aim is to enable everyone in the woodwork to be as free as possible to choose what they want to do, whilst providing assistance that doesn’t infringe on their independence. Woodwork strives to provide this freedom whilst maintaining a joyous and caring atmosphere that benefits the whole community.
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