Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 February 2017
A two-day practical course covering:
- Preparation of flints for laying, knapping and setting out.
- Advice on tools and lime mortars,
- Practical flint work in different styles including galletting.
- The course will also include an illustrated talk on the geology of flint and examples of local buildings with a visit to West Dean to see different types of flint work.
Mark Middleton of Berry-Middleton Ltd and Chris Rosier are experienced in many aspects of flint work, and have worked on many local projects.
Places are limited to 10 participants. Students are asked to wear warm working clothes and safety boots, and bring gloves, a gauging trowel, and if possible, protective goggles.
£295 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees, and lunch.
The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 50 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.
Please read out terms and conditions before booking.
If any of our courses are full and you would like to be added to a waiting list please email [email protected] or call 01243811021, we are sometimes able to arrange further course dates.