Chair Restoration Workshop with Tom Philipson
Date: 11 November 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£80 per personBook Here
Advanced booking is essential through the ‘Book Here’ button above.
Price includes all materials, tools and tuition. If you would like any further info or to discuss your project, please call 015394 41050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would prefer to pay by cheque or cash, please contact us and we will make arrangements for you as needed.
Places are strictly limited to 8 people.
If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Bring in your loose and broken chairs for a restoration workshop with award winning designer and furniture maker Tom Philipson.
Does the rocking chair not rock the same? Is there a permanent imprint of a derriere on your armchair?From getting a chair ripped back and ready for upholstery to fixing loose joints, we’ve got you sorted and can help bring your chairs back to life.
With the guidance of workshop manager Tom Philipson, you’ll identify and repair problems and prolong the life of your chair while gaining the knowledge and skills to restore your old chairs back to their former glory… or better! During the workshop, you’ll gain hands on experience fixing structural problems such as loose joints, replacing parts and patching, ripping back and repairing ready for upholstery and choosing and applying appropriate finishes.
If our workshops take your fancy, but you’re not local to The Farmer’s Arms, we have accommodation so you can make a weekend out of your visit. The Farmer’s Barn is our self-catering hostel perfect for solo travellers and The Farmer’s Loft is our spacious six person apartment situated above the workshop.
About the tutor:
Training as a cabinet maker at 16 years old, Tom then went on to study furniture conservation and restoration and has worked in the industry for over 30 years. Drawing on his experience, he moved into furniture and product design, working with Grizedale Arts to create bamboo implements, multi-purpose furniture, display systems, garden gates and table ware for The Farmer’s Arms, Lawson Park and GA’s many local, national and international projects. Now the workshop manager at The Farmer’s Arms, Tom has developed The Farmer’s Arms’ mould-based pottery techniques, designed and built much of the furniture.