Workshop: Shaker Boxes – Cancelled
September 5, 2015 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
This workshop has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Enjoy an instructive day in relaxed surroundings and take home one or two completed Shaker boxes, hand-made in cherry and maple using Shaker materials and methods.
The Shakers, a Christian religious group, left England for America over two hundred years ago. They had a commitment to practicality and an eye for detail and finish in all their crafts.
The Shaker lifestyle required a practical flexible storage system for household and workshop use. They adapted an English design of box which was almost round, and changed the proportions to the now classic oval design. The distinctive swallow tails of the joint were designed for practical purposes and with the bevelled detail give a stylish hallmark to the finished box.
Workshop leader James Morgan handcrafts boxes using Shaker materials and methods. Read more about his work here.
£60 (£55 Museum members) To register, phone 01225 820866 or use our contact form.
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