STOP-PRESS - 1 place available for 5-11 August (Welsh Stick Chairs).

After 28 years of my Greenwood Courses in Clissett Wood I am planning to hand over my course programme to my skilled assistant / co-tutor Matt Hatter during this summer.
Matt will be leading the teaching on all the time-tabled courses.

After this summer Matt will then be fully in charge of Greenwood Courses.

In years to come the Clisset Wood workshop may well be hosting a greater variety of courses,
starting with an 'Art in the Woods' weekend course this year with artist Jo Morton of Moreton Wood (

The chair-making courses are 'themed' this year around the Welsh Stick Chair, which always has a solid seat with other components - prepared either more rustic or pole-lathe turned - socketed into the seat. A good way of learning Windsor-type chair making techniques, which can then be expanded into more adventurous interpretations, depending on past experience.

Check out the 'calendar page' for course dates and info.


Enjoy a holiday in a beautiful part of Herefordshire, learning the skills of working unseasoned timber with handtools to create something unique for your own home or garden.

I offer two to nine day courses in Green Woodwork and Chairmaking for novices,
amateurs and experienced craftspeople.

I teach the whole range of greenwood crafts; from pole lathe turned windsor chairs, ladder back chairs with varied seating, contemporary and free form sculptural pieces to an ever expanding range of other projects.


A cooking fire and permanent kettle

Green Woodwork Intro, September 2020

9 day Chair Making Workshop, July 2020

A well earned break -
with bread from the wood-fired clay oven

July 2016 nine day Chair Making Workshop 2

Wood-fired pizza
- always a favourite at lunch times

Pole lathing

In addition I make a unique range of sculptural free-form furniture to commission

Three 'Clissett style' chairs

New web site dedicated to Philip Clissett, his life, work and chair making near Clissett Wood.

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The view south from Clissett Wood
on a frosty December morning

to contact Gudrun:

by email:
by phone or fax: 01531 640 125
or by post: Gudrun Leitz, Hill Farm, Stanley Hill, Bosbury, LEDBURY, Herefordshire, HR8 1HE