Sean Hellman
Woodwright, Artist and Craftsman

Green woodwork is the term given to traditional making processes using simple axes, knives and other hand-tools with ‘green’ or unseasoned wood: branch-wood and round wood is often used instead of planked timber. Some items are made using the human-powered technology of the pole-lathe.

Sean has been studying and reclaiming green woodwork techniques for many years, and has passed his knowledge on to apprentices, and to students in classes and workshops that he runs from his Devon location and further afield.

Through this work and many years experience of using tools, Sean has developed his own range of knives and draw-knives as well as sharpening kits. These have been designed with the purpose of improving on what is currently available for the specific craft of working with green wood, and for others to learn skills in making their own traditionally inspired items.

Green woodwork product available in both the Indoor and Outdoor ranges include: fan birds, spoons and other kitchen utensils, drinking vessels, bag clips, shrink pots, and items made on the pole-lathe.