The Artful Bodger

Courses & events
My chairs & products
Countryside management
Contact & links

Ar’tful       a. (of person or action) Crafty; skilful execution as an object itself;                  1. Imitative or imaginative skill applied to design.

Bo~dger   n. Craftsman specialising in pole-lathe turning (esp. 19th Century                 maker of chair components).  



About me

I am Peter Murray, otherwise known as the Artful Bodger.

I make  unique craft products from spoons to Windsor chairs using traditional techniques and tools. I also run courses teaching greenwood working and woodland craft, including spoon carving, stool making, pole lathe turning and chair making.  I  completed a three year Coppice Craft Apprenticeship and now work from a woodland workshop at Abbey Home Farm near Cirencester.

Abbey Home Farm is  a brilliant organic farm, with an award winning organic farm shop and cafe, a range of accommodation options and walks through its 100 acres of woodland.

I help to manage these woodlands and source most of the wood for my courses and products from them.