116 Artisan Work Shop

Artisan woodworking undertaking Bespoke Commissions, Restoration, Conservation, Training Courses in Spoon Carving, Traditional Countryside Skills and Crafts, using traditional methods and tools.

With the Government changes to Lockdown, we have found a way forward. We are currently working on the Policy documents and risk assessment. To enable us to reopen whilst safely managing the  Corona Virus risk. We are taking bookings for the Forest Bathing and Wild Basket Weaving course 22nd to 23rd August. We will also look at New dates depending on bookings. Thank you for bearing with us and your understanding with what has become a very difficult and challenging time for our rural micro business.


Humble Beginnings


116 was born in 2007 as a way of using the tree waste created by my Arboricultural Contracting Business.


Our ethos at 116 Artisan Woodworking ,is  to create unique Artisan pieces enhancing the character of the wood, bringing it to life.  Spoon carving, Tables,Timber interior features. 116 Artisan Wood working uses traditional ,methods in the production of our sculptural pieces, also in the creative process of working with our valued clients to bring their ideas to life.


Every one of my projects, whether residential or commercial, is fully guaranteed.

The video follows the process and inspiration behind the unique prodcuts I design amd make.


A Passion for Detail

Since childhood I have been inspired by nature and the environment around us. I craft all the pieces individually developing and enhancing the natural character of the wood.


Each individual piece whether it is a hand carved spoon or bespoke table  has its own unique character brought to life in my outdoor woodland workshop.


I studied Arboriculture and passed my RFS Cert Arb at Merrist Wood near Guildford.

After many years of climbing  trees, and working in industrial rope access. Saddened by reducing good timber to firewood and wood chips.


Filled with the inspiration to create and make individual pieces from the timber accumulated from arboricultural operations.


Inspirational ideas coming from my travels around the world and visiting its remote landscape scenery.


My studio and workshop is located at our house, please call to arrange an appointment to avoid the disappointment of me being out.


Thank you for visiting the site.



Upcoming Courses
Basic Spoon Carving Course
Sat, Aug 15
The Riverside Project
Aug 15, 9:20 AM – 4:20 PM GMT+1
The Riverside Project, Brompton Regis, Dulverton TA22 9NP, UK
Learn the basics of Spoon Carving with Master Craftsman Peter Collins in The Riverside Project Workshop, alongside the River Pulham in the picturesque village of Brompton Regis within Exmoor national Park. The course is limited to four persons.
Forest Bathing and Basket Weaving Course
Sat, Aug 22
The Riverside Project
Aug 22, 9:30 AM – Aug 23, 4:30 PM
The Riverside Project, Brompton Regis, Dulverton TA22 9NP, UK
Spend a weekend immersed in nature, with James Dyson & Emma Capper learning the traditional skill of frame Basketry.A delightful, inspiring and restorative experience; weaving the nature connection practice of forest bathing into creating your own versatile willow gathering basket.

  Forest Bathing        and Basket Weaving Weekend


A fine example of a spoon carved in our workshop from Alder grown in our coppice.

Ridge Cottage Brompton Regis, Dulverton TA22 9NP, UK




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Peter Collins Associates UK Ltd
Company Reg No: 6274049