Learn the art of stick making using horn and antler with stick maker, Stuart Lawrence. Choose your handle from a selection of beautiful antlers and buffalo horns. Pick out your shank from a selection of sticks. Find out how to prepare the pole and attach, polish and finish the handle to create a stunning traditional stick. No prior experience needed for this relaxing day.
– Find out how to select a shank
– What to look for in a horn handle
– Preparing the handle for fixing
– Learn how to attach handle to shank
– Techniques for finishing your stick
Note there is a £25 materials charge payable to the tutor on the day.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dusty and messy or bring overalls or an apron. All tools and materials will be provided but if you do have your own woodworking tools feel free to bring them along.