My name is Nadine and i have a passion for everything hand crafted, the outdoors and passing this passion on to other people.
I love the outdoors and feel that the whole process of green woodwork connects me closer to it. I love the fact that i know exactly which tree my creations came from and that i use wood that has been cut from a hedge that has been layed or from the coppicing and management of local woods, which in turn helps to give new homes to little creatures and open up new areas to dormant flowers and foliage.
I am part of the woodland craft team and in the winter we have been working on introducing new coppice cycles in Ecclesall Woods which has led to scores of bluebells and woodland anemone layering the woodland floor where they have not been before. I am also an apprentice hedgelayer learning from Jasper Prachek, which has taught me all sorts of skills and im sure will continue to do so for a long time!
I love the way that because i use hand tools, i can work on spoons, bowls and other creations almost anywhere, the shavings are used for the fire, the offcuts are used, there is almost no waste and making a thing that is functional is so pleasing.
I trained and worked in fine art and furniture making and in woodland management, heritage crafts and green woodwork. I have been passing on this knowledge to children and adults as a teacher of art, outdoor crafts and green woodwork for over twelve years and have run countless workshops and demonstrations at events, schools and shows.
I am a qualified level three forest school leader and hold full public liability insurance, dbs and first aid.
I can be booked for demonstrations, craft workshops and education sessions.