At Amberley we have a number of Resident Craftspeople who offer course tuition


The pottery barn at Amberley has recently changed hands and is now run by Keith and Debbie Menear who are at the Museum most days, especially on children's activity days, providing workshops where families can get envolved in all things clay. Many bespoke items are for sale including personalised mugs and decorative work. The Menears run tailored course tuition, further details can be found on their website.


The Chalk Pit Forge has been run by Alex Smith, since 2008. Alex is usually at the Museum Thursday - Sunday creating bespoke items for customers. He runs various course plans from 1 - 21 days

Pole Lathe

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Learn how to use a polelathe, turning wood with a roughing out and smoothing chisel, plus learn to turn a bead and use a friction wire.
Tutor: Colin Wells

Spoon Carving

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This one day course has been carefully designed to give you the skills to enjoy the traditional craft of spoon carving. What can be more relaxing than quietly sitting by our campfire whittling your very own spoon.
Tutor: Wayne Jones.
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Letter Cutting

Learn how to carve your initials into stone and more.  This is an opportunity to expand your calligraphy techniques or try a new skill.  Cliff Palmer has spent many years teaching letter cutting to people who have had no previous experience with a hammer and chisel.