Dough troughs, carved bowls and other larger domestic woodware throughout the ages

Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 September 2018


The course

There will be a brief talk with examples of larger scale domestic woodward of historic types, such as animal feeding troughs, dough troughs, carved bowls, dishes, platters, scoops, spades, ladles etc. and also a handling session with tools. Afterwards students will start to make a small carved trough, trying out basic techniques and tools.

The tutor

Damian Goodburn BA Phd AIFA Studied general archaeology for a BA at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London 1979- 82, then worked in field archaeology in England and France at various locations until 1985. Before and during this period he was also involved in boat restoration, small boat building projects and harbour woodwork. In 1985- employed as a field archaeologist working for the Museum of London. From 1988 has been employed as a specialist in the excavation, recording, interpreting and researching of early woodworking from the Old Stone Age to the 19th century. During the 1990s carried out part time Phd research in the field of medieval ship and boat building- awarded the degree in 2003. He now works part time for the Museum of London as Ancient Woodwork Specialist for work in the London area and elsewhere.

Participant information

No special clothing equipment is required but please wear sturdy footwear and wear warm layers that you do not mind getting grubby.

Fee and refreshments

£140 per person, to include all tuition, teas, coffees and a light lunch. Please let the Museum know of any dietary requirements in advance.



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