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A New Plan

Jan 26, 2018

Recently we have had a short break from running our workshops. This has given us an opportunity to reflect on 18 months of creativity at Forgotten Arts.

Our workshops have included Knifemaking, Cheese making, Soap making, Candle making, Leatherwork, Felt making, Bronze casting, and Basket weaving.  All our workshops have been successful and we have enjoyed hosting them.

At times it has been a struggle to have enough people attending on the same date wanting to participate in the same or similar projects.  Some folk want weekends, some prefer during the week and others want a set day etc.

In our attempt to cater for everyone, we have sometimes raised expectations only to have disappointed people by cancelling workshops and make refunds due to insufficient numbers.

We have come up with a new plan which we are now initiating:

All Forgotten Arts Workshops excluding Knifemaking

  • Workshops will now run on demand.  If you are interested in any of our workshops, we invite you to book the complete workshop time slot.  You can then participate individually, or invite friends and family.  You may choose to organise the workshop as a gift or share the cost amongst those attending.

  • Full payment for workshops will be required before we can confirm the booking.

  • Workshops do vary in costs, with Bronze casting being the most expensive due to the materials.   Workshops will usually cost at least $800 for up to four participants, however, for larger groups, there will an additional participant fee to reflect the additional materials required.

  • A catered lunch will not be included in the workshop cost.  If you would like a catered lunch we can arrange this at approximately $50 per participant.  Alternatively, you can bring your own meal or take the short drive to Clevedon and enjoy the options at the local food outlets.
  • A lovely quality morning and afternoon tea will be included in the workshop cost.
  • Bookings can be made by contacting James directly.

Knifemaking Workshops

  • Knifemaking workshops will take place on Saturday and Sunday on the first and third weekends of the month.  We can also run additional knifemaking workshops for a minimum of three people by arrangement.

  • Knifemaking workshops are $345/person.

  • Bookings can be made via the Forgotten Arts website.

  • Catering will not be included in the workshop cost but can be arranged if desired.  Our catered lunches are approximately $50 per participant. Alternatively, you can bring your own meal or take the short drive to Clevedon and enjoy the options at the local food outlets.

  • A lovely quality morning and afternoon tea will be included in the workshop cost.

Knifemaking workshop dates

  • February 3rd, 4th,17th, 18th

  • March 3rd, 4th,17th, 18th

  • April 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd

We believe that these changes will lead to more workshops and result in happier and more satisfied clients.  Please feel free to send us an email inquiry if you would like to know more.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Sep 1, 2017

Lynda Hallinan and husband making knives

It’s the first day of spring and time for a newsletter with all the Forgotten Arts updates.

In this Spring edition, you will find discover

  • New Workshops
  • Workshop Calendar
  • Teams and Parties
  • Maureen is off to Turkey and … Marlborough
  • Christmas Voucher special
  • Clevedon Art Trail News
  • Lynda Hallinan Visit
  • Win a $200 voucher
  • Our Prize winner (It could be you)

WIN A $200 DOLLAR VOUCHER

Go into the draw to win a $200 voucher by sharing this page via email with three friends. make sure you ‘cc’ us in.

At the end of next week, Friday 8th September, we will make a draw and contact the lucky emailer.

What Sort of Steel Makes Great Knives?

Aug 9, 2017

Ever had a knife that doesn’t hold its edge?

You search high and low for that sharpening steel, and when you can’t find it, you just carry on and use it anyway.

Using a blunt knife can be hazardous to your health. Continue reading…

It’s OK to go Slow … Craft

Jun 23, 2017

slow-craft-forgotten-arts

So how fast are you running?

If you live in Auckland and know what the traffic is like, then you have three-time problems.

  1. Slow, unusable time. Stuck in the traffic, crawling, unable to get out, and the GPS says that this is the quickest route. All you can do is to sit and sit and sit.
  2. Exhausted time. You’ve got to your destination but because of the high concentration ‘slow, unusable time’ you are exhausted.
  3. Frantic time. You have limited time, so you have to get lots done because you will soon be in ‘slow, unusable time’ mode, again.

Continue reading…

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  • As you see the chair being created in front of you something amazing will take place.

Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops.  A link is in the profile.

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  • Create that chair and with pride say 'Made it myself'

We have limited seats in our upcoming workshop. 
Make sure you grab your place soon. \
Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.

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  • It's all done by hand.
Lathe work, scraping, chiseling, drilling. 
Are you up to making your own chair?

Seats are limited!

Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.

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  • Maureen had a great time making her own chair.

Now she invites you to pick up the old tools and create your own.

Only a few seats left!

Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.

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  • Don't miss out on this amazing workshop coming at the end of January. 
Only a few seats left!

Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.

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  • Using ancient tools is an amazing experience and takes you back to when these skills and tools were valued.

Create your own Windsor chair. 
Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.

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  • This is a heart and soul experience, a journey of the soul not just building something.

Create your own Windsor chair. 
Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.

#chairmaking #greenwoodworking #windsorchair #woodcraft #adze #woodworker #handmade #bespoke #forgottenartnz #traditionalskills #heritagecrafts #forgottenartnz #craftworkshop #craft #art #clevedon #craftmanship #auckland #whattodoinauckland #visitauckland #nzmustdo  #slowcraft #madeitmyself
  • In our Windsor chairmaking workshop you will begin with a freshly milled green log of wood and using traditional methods and tools you will create a chair that is both elegant and practical.

Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.

#chairmaking #greenwoodworking #windsorchair #woodcraft #adze #woodworker #handmade #bespoke #forgottenartnz #traditionalskills #heritagecrafts #forgottenartnz #craftworkshop #craft #art #clevedon #craftmanship #auckland #whattodoinauckland #visitauckland #nzmustdo  #slowcraft #madeitmyself
  • Create a Windsor Chair from a freshly milled green log.

No power tools, nails or sandpaper used.

This is a very special opportunity to make your own heirloom chair.

Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.

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  • Creating your very own Windsor chair begins with using a sharp ax.  No power tools, sandpaper, glue, nails or screws. 
Just you and the timber. 
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  • Part of the process of making your Windsor chair is bending the hot steamed timber. 
We have a Windsor Chair workshop happening at the end of January.

When you come and make your greenwood Windsor chair you will see this in action. 
Find out more by clicking on the link in the profile.

No power tools, sandpaper, glue, nails or screws. 
Just you and the timber. 
#chairmaking #greenwoodworking #windsorchair #woodcraft #adze #woodworker #handmade #bespoke #forgottenartnz #traditionalskills #heritagecrafts #forgottenartnz #craftworkshop #craft #art #clevedon
  • And the strawberries are beautifully sweet. Always a pleasure wandering out to feed the chooks! Might need to do a jam workshop after Christmas. We could work with @lynda Hallinan, she’s got a beautiful jam book. Who fancies a JAM session at Forgotten Arts with Lynda?