The European Woodworking Show - this weekend

Tuesday 18 September 2012

In its 4th year and growing with quality every year. The European Woodworking Show is fast becoming the most interesting woodworking weekend in the UK, with top class demonstrators from the UK and overseas across a breadth of woodworking disciplines and crafts.

Expect to see wheelwrighting to woodturning, different forms of carving to chairmaking, basketmaking to bodging, sharpening to pyrography, boatbuilding to furniture making and much more.

Cressing Temple Barns near Witham in Essex is a scheduled ancient monument. The site has its origins in the 12th century and is home to the two finest Templar barns in Europe, one of which, dating from 1205, is the oldest timber framed barn in the world. The site is made up of a group of remarkable farm buildings, the barns, a Templar well and a Tudor walled garden.

The European show is based in the historic barns, large marquees, the open cart sheds and open space. It is 90% wheelchair accessible (one first floor area).

A selection of guest demonstrators

The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain

The Austrian Woodcarving School

Andy Hibberd - stone & woodcarving

Bob Neill - pyrography

Chris Griggs - pole lathe turner

David Charlesworth - author, cabinetmaking skills

James Mursell - chairmaking and hand tools

Jon Tiplady - The Suffolk Wheelwright

Kevin Inkster - Arbortech inventor and demonstrator

Lenka Pavlickova - marionette maker

Les Thorne - woodturning and finishing with Chestnut Products

Mark Hancock - woodturning

Michel Auriou - Auriou Toolworks, France

Thomas Lie-Nielsen & Deneb Puchalski - Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, USA

For the full demonstrator list, click here. A full list of trade exhibitors can also be found on this page.

There will also be a number of woodworking seminars with David Savage, who will be giving talks on both days.

See below for ticket details.


When: 22-23 September, 2012

Where: Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8PD

Tickets: Adults - £10; concessions (OAPs & students) - £8; Under 16s - free entry with accompanying adult

Contact: The European Woodworking Show

Tel: 01473 785 946