Charcoal burning is an ancient craft where a high quality and high value product is made from a low value and low quality timber.
This course takes you through the whole charcoal burning process. You will be taught about sourcing the raw material, siting of the kiln, laying the base and filling the kiln, lighting the kiln, controlling the burn, grading, bagging and marketing of the end product.
Your tutor, Ben May has 20 years experience in making charcoal, at one time making his main living just from charcoal production. This is a no nonsense, no holds barred course which goes into great detail on all aspects of charcoal burning.
This course is particularly well suited to those who are seriously looking into going into charcoal production as a living or as a sideline.
No dogs please.
Cost £170 including scrumptious lunches, tea, coffee and cakes!
Personalised Gift Vouchers can be included for the Charcoal Making Course; an original and memorable present.
APRIL 6th - 7th 2019 SAT & SUN
To book this course, please email email@example.com or ring Ben on 01837 811123 to check for availability. Payment can be made by BACS (our BACS details are Bank: NatWest, Account Name: Forest Crafts, Account No: 12629545, Sort Code: 51-70-16. Please use your name as reference) or good old fashioned cheque (made out to Forest Crafts and sent to Ben May, Lower Upcott Farm, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3LN).
We are able to offer Bed and Breakfast accommodation here at the farm; reasonably priced for our course participants.
See our Accomodation listing under the Craft Course Icon.
There is limited availability so please book early.