Kitchenalia: Woodworking (weekend course)

29/06/2024 - 30/06/2024, 10am

Museum of Making

Silk Mill Lane off Full Street




Museum of Making at Derby Silk has undergone a £18m refurbishment and welcomed its first visitors in May 2021. Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands…

Join Steve Smith, Pattern Maker by trade and the Museum of Making’s Workshop Supervisor, on this weekend course to make your own wooden 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 on Saturday 29 June (10am-5pm) and Sunday 30 June (10am-3pm).

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.

The course is limited to a maximum of six people to ensure participants are fully supported.

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 (steel toecaps are preferable).

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 £135.00 per person. Derby Museums Friends & Members are eligible for 10% discount.

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Course booking terms and conditions:

Please note that if you choose to cancel your place your ticket price will be refunded minus the Ticketsource service fee. Your total refund is dependent on the number of days notice given:

– A minimum of 7 days before the event – full refund – minus TicketSource fee

– 6 – 3 days before event – 50% refund minus TicketSource fee

– 2 days before event – no refund

In the event that Derby Museums needs to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.

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