Rural Arts Courses


Woodworking Courses

Pottery Courses

Knitting Courses

Stained Glass Courses

Woodworking Courses

The Green Wood Guild offer a diverse range of courses, workshops and taster sessions in all aspects of green woodwork, including masterclasses led by Barnaby Carder (Barn the Spoon) and Nic Westermann – two world respected leaders in the craft. All based on ancient woodworking skills & techniques, working with traditional hand tools, and using wood straight from the tree, whilst it is still fresh.

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To learn more about these and book onto a class visit, or drop them a line at


Pottery Classes

Pottery Class

If you have any questions about Pottery classes please contact Jess or for information about courses please visit her website.

Knitting Courses


Nic and Jane showing how it’s done

We are two textile teachers who have been friends for many years. Having taught separately over the last decade, we have now come together at one of our favorite places, Stepney City Farm, to teach a series of classes and take part in a number of events on the farm. We meet in the cafe every Thursday 11-2pm for an informal knitting club, just turn up!

To contact us or to book a course please email us on Nic Knitting

Stained Glass Courses

Create you own stained glass panel

You will learn the basic techniques needed to design, cutting glass, leading, soldering.

During your two days workshop Stephen will teach you:

  • Differences between various type of glass
  • Basic techniques of design, assembly and using different tools
  • Create a panel (A4 size) with around 9 to 15 pieces of glass, using pre-designed prototypes.

Learn how to cut and grind glass and how to assemble and solder the final piece to take home with you.

Classes are conducted in groups of max 7 people. Materials and tools are included.

Workshops run from 10 – 4pm and are held every second weekend of the month here at Stepney City Farm.

Workshop Prices

One day beginners course – £95
Two day workshop – Saturday and Sunday – £170
(on your second day you get the chance to make a bigger and more challenging piece)

To request a booking form or for any enquiries please email:

A £50 deposit is required to book your spot. Deposits are non refundable unless the workshop is cancelled for any reason, in which case we’ll let you know in advance and give you the opportunity to book a later date.

In special circumstances, if you are unable to attend, we can refund your deposit on a week’s notice or re-book your place.

Materials and tools are provided. Also, gloves protective glasses, aprons and masks are available for your safety and comfort.

Please wear comfortable shoes and NO open toes (due to safety reasons).

About Coat of Glass

Stephen started working with glass in 2012.  He attended a weekend workshop and got attracted to the skill involved in working with this media.  He soon started designing his own glass panels challenging himself to make more complicated pieces.  He built his own workshop in the back garden and this is where you can find him most of the time.

He has made commission pieces for various clients: panels and sun catchers for kids rooms and shops and panels for pre-existing damaged stained glass doors as well as newly designed ones for more modern style rooms.

It all started as a hobby, turned into a passion and has now become an obsession!

Although he enjoys the challenge of working with old stained glass style, his forte is creating colourful and funky designs: the more colours the better!  You too can have the chance to create your very own panel by taking part in a weekend course organised by Coat of Glass.





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