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Steam Bending Course - Make A Planter

Steam Bending Course - Make A Planter

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This is a beginners course for adults wanting to get really hands on with woodwork and other crafts in a completely new way. No prior experience or knowledge of working with wood necessary. Attend on your own or with a friend or family member. Come away with an exciting creation and an experience you will be talking about for years to come.

Maximum of 7 places available per workshop.  Contact us to arrange a date if you would like an exclusive workshop for groups of 3-7 people.


What's involved?

There is minimal demonstrating from us during this workshop. Our goal is to get you involved and steam bending within a very short time of arriving. The short course will be spent creating your own stylish wooden planter. You will have the creative freedom to make the piece you are working on unique to you through the numerous finishing options available on the day.

Prepare to be amazed each time the initially solid wood bends before your eyes.

We hope you will end the day amazed by not only the capabilities of the unique technique of steam bending but by the creation you are taking home with you.

All materials and equipment is supplied.

When & where is it?

See drop down menu for current dates.

At our garden workshop in the creative county of Suffolk. Come and visit our workshop, designed and built by us in the garden of our tradition thatched cottage. 

Can't make these dates? Register your interest in future workshops here.

(detailed directions and additional information available once place is booked)

What to bring?

Closed toe shoes and ties for long hair.
All equipment and materials for the day are provided. 

Who is running it?

Madeleine and Myles are multi award winning designers and who have been running a successful business specialising in steam bending since 2012. Madeleine is also a qualified teacher and their combined skills make this workshop educational, engaging and fulfilling. They enjoy passing on their skills and passion through their workshops.


"Madeleine & Myles were fabulous hosts and trainers, being very knowledgeable and patient. Would highly recommend, brilliant experience" Angela M.

Cancellation Policy

Please check location, dates and times carefully before booking the workshop as places are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend then the following options are available to you:

  • We will happily offer you a full refund, or a place on a future workshop if the original workshop ticket is successfully resold before the workshop takes place.
  • If you are able to find suitable participants to take your place, we will happily transfer the booking to them. Please just let us know.

If the workshop is postponed due to national/regional lockdown, we will reschedule the workshop to a new date that all participants can attend.

If in the unfortunate event that the workshop is cancelled by us, alternative dates will be offered and a full refund will be given if you are unable to attend the rescheduled workshop. We are not liable for any accommodation/travel costs in any situation.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kim Chandley
Delightful course

I made a beautiful wood steamed planter this morning with great help and guidance from Myles and Madeleine.
Their studio is lovely and fully conducive to creativity. They made me feel welcome and confident, giving clear demos for every step of the making.
They workshop was well organised and thoughtfully put together, ensuring great hands on experience and a full
Understanding of their choice of materials, techniques and eco friendly design approach.
A really rewarding experience- thank you!

Great experience!

We had a brilliant morning with Madeleine and Myles. They were so knowledgeable and informative, and made us feel very welcome. We had lots of fun learning about steam bending and came away with planters we’re each very happy with. Thanks!

Excellent course - you will love it!

A great course! It was amazing to learn what you can do with the technique of steam bending wood. The expertise of Myles and Madeleine was incredible to see as we were expertly guided through the make and I can't believe we all walked away with such beautiful and individual planters. Definitely give it a go!

Fantastic steam bending morning!

I thoroughly enjoyed my morning making a planter with Myles from Layertree. Their stylish workshop made the perfect environment to learn about steam bending. Myles shared his expertise with us and confidently guided us through the process step by step, answering all our questions along the way. I was really pleased with the planter I made and I could tell a lot of thought had gone into designing it and creating the course. I came away feeling inspired and thrilled with what I’d created!

Angela Mowles
Great experience

A wonderful morning learning a new skill and leaving with a useful product.