We’re sorry, this experience is not able to go ahead right now.
Due to the current lockdown measures, this experience is unable to take place between Thursday 4 November and Tuesday 2 December.
Every booking - regardless of when this takes place, will play a part in helping our local businesses to survive this challenging time and help them bounce back when we are able to visit them in person again.
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Transform the inner metal from a car wheel, washing machine, tumble drier or even an old gas canister into a completely unique fire pit or barbecue. Your experience host will first show you how to safely work with a variety of hand and power tools, including angle grinders, which you’ll use to make your garden creation. Scott will guide you through the process of creating your upcycled piece, sharing his many years of experience upcycling from all sorts of recycled materials.
At the end of the day you'll leave with your own custom fire pit or barbecue, along with the skills to make more upcycled metal creations at home.
Everyone will need to confirm fitness each day. Everyone will have their temperature taken at the beginning of each day. Hand washing will be compulsory at set times during the courses. Face masks will be compulsory during the specific parts of the course where you will be breathing heavily due to exertion. The remainder of the course we will have face shields available as an option to facemasks. Face shields will be provided. But please bring your own face mask.
Your experience will be at an indoor, heated workshop and all materials, tools and safety gear will be provided. Teas and coffees will be available throughout the day, but bring along your own packed lunch. Come in clothes ready for the workshop, which you don't mind getting a little messy.
Scott has been upcycling furniture for many years, but it was only after family and friends asked how they could make the inventive pieces in his home that Scott first started sharing his skills. Over 7 years later Scott continues to host a number of Black Paw upcycling experiences in his workshop, helping people to create their own pieces of upcycled furniture and learn the skills needed to upcycle at home.View more experiences by Black Paw
Max is the inspiration behind "Black Paw". He takes an active interest in all Black Paw experiences and can usually be found at lunchtimes, or indeed when any food is available to share.
Scott is Black Paw’s founder. After years of upcycling, he still loves to share his craft and has taught many people to upcycle safely in a number of different workshop experiences. Scott's aim is always that his guests not only leave with a finished creation, but also the knowledge to upcycle long after their experience is over.
Sue has 30 years of experience as a teacher as well as a passion for upcycling.
She particularly loves working with fabrics, interior design and can share lots of ideas for anyone wanting to make garden accessories.
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