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Dorset Coppice Members

Andrew Lakeman

Contact: Andrew Lakeman
Upalong, , 3 Main Road, , West Lulworth, Dorset , BH20 5RW
Tel: 07989 174320
Email: andrewlakeman@btinternet.com

Andrew makes natural wood catapults, primitive bows, antler & wood products, antler brooches, wooden candle holders and walking sticks.

Arthur & Pat Westlake

Contact: Arthur & Pat Westlake
Winterbourne Steepleton , DT29LH
Tel: 01305 889954
Email: arthurajwestlake@gmail.com

Suppliers of small bags of seasoned copsed logs, bean poles and spars

Ben Short Charcoal

Contact: Ben Short
Midsummer Cottage, 65 South Street, Bridport , DT6 3NZ
Tel: 07568071350
Email: charcoalben46@gmail.com
Web: benshortcharcoal.co.uk

Charcoal Maker, Barn-stored Logs, Coppice Restoration & Woodland Management, Hedgelayer (Dorset style)

Beth Wood Artist

Contact: Beth Wood
Tel: 07384 646506
Email: beth.wood@virginmedia.com
Web: bethwoodartist.com

Local artist, painting on wood framed canvas, wooden panels or polished finished wood turned items

Facebook Beth Wood – Artist
Instagram @bethwoodartist

Bodger John

Contact: John Gillingham
Redbridge Farm, Dolmans Hill, Lychett Matravers, Dorset , BH16 6HP
Tel: 07982 247570
Email: john@bodgerjohn.com
Web: bodgerjohn.com

Bodger John provides training and workshops in a range of green woodworking and pole lathe crafts.

Conygar Coppice

Contact: Anthony Brown
1 The Orchard, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset , SP5 5QL
Tel: 01725 552814
Email: capablebrown@btinternet.com
Web: conygarcoppice.com

Education, Forest Schools, Alternative Structures, Hedgelaying, coppice work, hurdles (Sussexgate and Dorset) bespoke green woodwork, composting toilets, Douglas Fir and Larch sawn to order

Dorset Horse Logging

Contact: Toby Hoad
Corfe Castle, Dorset
Tel: 07984 488894
Email: tobyhoad@hotmail.com
Web: dorsethorselogging.co.uk

Specialising in felling and low impact timber extraction using heavy horses. We also offer other services such as bracken rolling and land management plus horse logging experience days.

Dorset Hurdles

Contact: Dave Partridge
2 Holmebridge Cottages, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset , BH20 6AF
Tel: 07795 384204
Email: partridge@aol.com
Web: dorsethurdles.co.uk

Dorset based hurdle maker and green woodworker.

Earth Eternity Etsy Shop

Contact: Jan Chartier
Web: etsy.com/shop/eartheternitysho...

Jewellery made using natural woodland products

Earthworm Landscapes & Forestry

Contact: Gerald Orlebar
Wimborne, Dorset
Tel: 07811 946 830
Email: contact@earthwormlandscapes.co.uk
Web: earthwormlandscapes.co.uk

Restoration of neglected woodland and coppice. Flail services to clear bramble, rhododendrons, etc. All types of excavator services, new paths and ditches,. Tree shears to clear overgrown tracks. Specialist in installation and management of wildflower turf.

Fireeye Woodcraft

Contact: Mark Codling
89 Wentworth Avenue , Southbourne , Bournemouth , Dorset , BH5 2EH
Tel: 07711411631
Email: Mark@fireeye.co.uk

Woodsmith Green wood craft
Marker of wooden bowls, spoons, Kuksa’s and other wooden curiosities.
Coppice work undertaken.

George Darwall

Contact: George Darwall
3 The Mead, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset , SP7 0PH
Tel: 01747 811888
Email: ghddarwall@yahoo.co.uk

Pea sticks, beanpoles, kindling, wattle hurdles, carved wooden love spoons, hedge laying and rush seating. Illustrated talks on crafts, conservation, wildlife and historical topics.

Gillian Bathe

Contact: Gillian Bathe
Tel: 01725 512380
Email: gillianbathe@gmail.com
Web: gillianbathe.co.uk

Lapsed bodger & woodworker, gardener,bushcrafter, felt maker/potter/printmaker/artist and design teacher (jack of all trades and master of none!)

Green Man Conservation Services

Contact: Harry Toulson
Tel: 07535 777559
Email: greenmandorset@yahoo.com
Web: greenmandorset.co.uk

Conservationist, woodland manager and consultant


Green Spiral Willow

Contact: Yanina Stockings
Walford Mill, Stone Lane, Wimborne , BH21 1NL
Tel: 07491 130423
Email: greenspiralwillow@gmail.com
Web: greenspiralwillow.com

Basket maker, living willow sculptures, commissions and workshops

Greenwood Ecology & Countryside Management

Contact: Pete Etheridge
'Rose Cottage', Chettle, Dorset , DT11 8DB
Tel: 07793275039
Email: pete@greenwood-ecology.co.uk
Web: greenwood-ecology.co.uk

Woodland & conservation consultancy advice, woodland contracting/timber felling, protected species surveys.

Hedgerow Crafts Pyrography

Contact: Mandy Staple
Tel: 07767 893324
Email: mandy@hedgerowcrafts.co.uk
Web: hedgerowcrafts.co.uk

Pyrography means "writing with fire" and is the traditional art of burning a design onto wood. Each piece is unique due to the individual character and grain of the wood and the creative process of pyrography that is used to enrich the wood.
All the designs are based on Mandy’s love of trees, birds of prey, wildlife and nature and she uses a wide range of British woods all sourced locally.

James Foster Landscaping

Contact: James Foster , SP3 5BX
Tel: 07773 812503
Email: jsflandscapes@gmail.com
Web: jamesfosterlandscaping.co.uk

Horse logging, Coppice cutting, restoration, hedge laying and woodland management. Large tree felling and windblown tickets. Fully insured.
Also specialise in garden landscaping, design and maintenance throughout Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Jim and Margaret King

Contact: Jim and Margaret King
Marim Pilmore, Holt, Wimborne, Dorset , BH21 7DB
Tel: 01202 888692
Email: marg_king@hotmail.co.uk

willow baskets basketry
We also run day courses.

John Sweeney

Contact: John Joseph Sweeney
May Cottage, 40 Barrack Row, Durweston, Blandford Forum
Email: john@oakeysmokey.co.uk

Stakes and binders, gads, bean poles and pea sticks, walking sticks, thumb sticks and knob sticks. Also Pimp firelighters and Birch brash.

Jon Broome

Contact: Jon Broome
Ashgrove Farm, Ashmore , SP5 5AW
Tel: 07874 982902
Email: jonleonne@btinternet.com
Web: instagram.com/iron_and_timber

Full time professional woodsman and forester from tree planting to large tree felling, thinning and wind blown.
Greenwood-worker, coppice worker, charcoal maker, bowl turning, spoon carving, rustic & outdoor furniture, blacksmithing.
Dorset Bushcraft Club

Ken Hilton

Contact: Ken Hilton
21 Raymond Close, Verwood, Dorset , BH31 6DL
Tel: 01202 823662
Email: ken.hilton100@gmail.com

I make a range of items such as bowls, tee light holders, globlets, boxes etc.
I use mostly traditional English woods such as Oak, Ash, Beech, Walnut & Yew. I have used some European woods on occasions as some of the grains can be stunning.
I am willing to take on comissions so if you would like something made then get in touch. All my work is from my own designs and I try and make each piece unique.

Now offering wood turning taster days, please ring for details.

Mobile: 07813 434253

Mark Mitchell

Contact: Mark Mitchell , BH18 9EL
Tel: 07814 113286
Email: markmitchellarts@gmail.com
Web: markmitchellarts.co.uk

Artist and arts facilitator that uses coppiced materials in the creation of sculptures and installations for festivals, commissions etc.

Natural Woodcraft

Contact: David Ewers
Occomore Cottage, East Morden, Dorset , BH20 7EP
Tel: 07588432812
Email: naturalwoodcraft@btinternet.com

Woodturner and Bodger
A woodworker in the traditional style characterised by the use of hand tools and green timber.

New Forest Coppice Products

Contact: Chris Cowell
No 2 Avon Farm Cottages, Ringwood Road, Avon, Dorset , BH23 7BQ
Tel: 07845754771
Email: coppiceproducts@gmail.com
Web: facebook.com/new-forest-coppic...

Hurdle maker, spar maker, brushwood faggots, thatched bird tables, bean poles, pea sticks, plants supports and much more...

Paul Brayshaw

Contact: Paul Brayshaw
38 Chilfrome Close, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset , BH17 9WE
Tel: 01202 603245
Email: paul@pbrayshaw.co.uk

Hand made green wood spoons and green wood crafts.

Peter Jameson

Contact: Peter Jameson
9 Lytham Road, Broadstone, Dorset , BH18 8JW
Tel: 07729 437553
Email: charcoalpeter@gmail.com

Charcoal (lumpwood and artists drawing charcoal), pole lathe products, traditional wooden hayrakes.

Peter Thomas

Contact: Peter Thomas
Old Rectory Cottage, Rampisham, Dorchester , DT2 0PT
Tel: 01935 83247
Email: peterlivingwood@gmail.com
Web: peterthomaslivingwood.co.uk

Woodturner - producing functional and artistic pieces expressing the organic nature of wood all of which must be sourced in Dorset.

Stickmaker - walking and working sticks

Commissions taken.

Rachel Sargent

Contact: Rachel Sargent
Flat 2, 27b High St, Shaftesbury , SP7 8JE
Tel: 07957 452853
Email: sargentrachel4@gmail.com
Web: rachelsargent.co.uk

Artist & workshop tutor, running workshops on painting & drawing


Contact: Richard Budd
Dorchester , DT1 2HB
Tel: 07767 895205
Email: Richard@RichardBudd.co.uk
Web: richardbudd.co.uk

Richard Budd is a Professional Photographer - based in Dorset, UK. Covering Portrait and Commercial Photography - available for worldwide commissions

Rosemary Plomer

Contact: Rosemary Plomer
6 Hillview, Kingston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Tel: 07907 630040
Email: rosierosyroo@gmail.com

Childrens Woodland Stay and Play Group
Tuesday and Friday 9.30 - 12.00
Contact 07449 315650 or email rosierosyroo@gmail.com

Pre-school education + art and crafts

Roy Aplin

Contact: Roy Aplin
Wareham , BH20 4HL
Tel: 01929 553742
Email: aplin4664@btinternet.com
Web: royaplin.com

Wildlife artist, lives in Wareham. Original paintings, limited edition prints and greetings card all available for sale. Commissions taken.

Simon Maskrey

Contact: Simon Maskrey , BA12 7AB
Tel: 07807 816445
Email: simonmaskrey@yahoo.co.uk

Forestry and woodland consultancy, surveying and management. Woodland Management Plans and felling licence applications. Coppice restoration and management. Timber harvesting and marketing. Coppice products (firewood, charcoal, bean poles, walking stick blanks, rustic poles, garden structures, biochar, faggots, fascines, etc). Wild Food Foraging.

Facebook: Simon Maskrey Forestry and Foraging

Stephen Bartlett

Contact: Stephen Bartlett
532 Chickerell Road, Chickerell, Dorset , DT3 4DL
Tel: 07921 292002
Email: stephendbartlett@btinternet.com

Stephen provides coppice restoration, firewood sales, pea sticks & bean poles and hedgelaying.

Stevens Master Thatchers

Contact: Tom Stevens
10 Millstream Close, Wimborne, Dorset , BH21 1DW
Tel: 01202 881954
Email: tom@stevensthatch.co.uk
Web: stevensthatch.co.uk

Stevens Master Thatchers
Wimborne based thatcher using Dorset hazel and English straw.


Contact: Yanina
Walford Mill, Stone Lane, Wimborne , BH21 1NL
Tel: 07491 130423
Email: greenspiralwillow@gmail.com
Web: greenspiralwillow.com

Basket maker, living willow sculptures, commissions and workshops

Tending Curiosity

Contact: Xanthe Green
43 New Road, Lower Bryanston, Blandford , DT11 0DR
Tel: 07900 433542
Email: xanthegreen@yahoo.co.uk

"Forest" School Leader

The Creative Chestnut Company

Contact: Tim Roskell
West Milton, Nr Bridport , DT6 3SH
Tel: 07544 015819
Email: creativechestnutco@btinternet.com
Web: thecreativechestnutcompany.co....

Full time green woodworker making garden structures (small gates, fences, rose arches etc)
in Sweet Chestnut

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thecreativechestnutcompany

The Dorset Charcoal Co

Contact: Jim Bettle
Hazelbury Bryan , DT10 2EB
Tel: 01258 818176
Email: Jimbettle@dorsetcharcoal.co.uk
Web: dorsetcharcoal.co.uk

Producers of top quality charcoal to suit all requirements, from BBQ`s to Biochar!
Suppliers of firewood and kindling, loose or netted. Tuition in the skills of charcoal production.


Contact: Michael Storey
Unit 3, Building 446, , Aviation Business Park, , Christchurch, , Dorset , BH23 6NW
Tel: 01202 573575
Email: mike@treekit.com
Web: treekit.com

Supplier of arboricultural, rigging and tree climbing equipment.

Trevor Ball

Contact: Trevor Ball
1 Rose Cottage, Rampisham, Dorset , DT2 0PR
Tel: 01935 83793
Email: rampisham.keeper@btinternet.com

Natural edged woodturning and hollow forms

Victor Krause – Wood Art

Contact: Victor Krause
The Dairy Buildings, , Gorwell Farm, , Abbotsbury, , Weymouth, , DT3 4JX
Tel: 07931 470303
Email: vickrause28@gmail.com
Web: victorkrause|facebook

Wood artist / Turner / Carving / Coppice art and furniture

Wild Woods

Contact: Rick Smith
Halstock, 2 Meredith Close, Yeovil, Somerset , BA22 9GA
Email: info@wildwoodsdorset.co.uk
Web: wildwoodsdorset.co.uk

WJ Hart Ltd

Contact: Jamie Hart
Tel: 07900 911723
Email: jamie@jamie-hart.co.uk

Sculpture & wood carving