wood carving or pyrography

Be inspired by nature and create your own Wood Carving to be proud of!

Birtley Woodland Art Space is nestled within the woodland beyond the lake on the Birtley Estate in Bramley, a beautiful Surrey Hills location, so picturesque with its lakes and gardens and woodland walks and not surprisingly it is classified as an "AONB" an area of outstanding natural beauty!

Wood Carving 

Ruth has over twenty years of Wood Carving and Pyrography experience and will guide you step by step to create a 2d Relief Carving on a solid piece of Local Wood using traditional gouged and mallets or a design drawn and burnt into the wood.

The workshop will take place in an outdoor studio space set on the grounds of the 48 acres Birtley Estate.

Be inspired by Ruth's carved and pyrographed pieces and the surrounding landscape or bring a sketch or your own design.

Ruth will guide you through the stages and traditional techniques used to create an art piece or a sign. You will learn how to finish off and protect your work for both indoor or outdoor display.

We have multiple dates for this workshop available throughout the year, perfect for those who wish to return and add more detail into the carving or would like to work on a more ambitious piece that may take more than one day to complete!

You will leave this workshop with knowledge and confidence in the techniques and tools used to be able to continue carving at home if desired.


You can choose to do my Pyrography in the Woods or combine both Woodcarving and Pyrography into your piece of art.

Please choose which option you would like to do. 


Two day workshop (14th and 15th August ) £180

One day workshop @ £100per person

Half-day workshop @ £55 per person


AM Workshop: 10 a.m. 12:30 a.m.

LUNCH:12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (not provided, see below)

PM Workshop: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00p.m.

What's included

  • All materials

  • Tea, Coffee and cold drinks


What shall I bring with me?

  • Please bring your own flask, cup and/or water bottle

  •  Please bring your own pack lunch


We can facilitate private groups and party bookings including hen parties and corporate events, please contact the organiser to discuss your requirements.



Ruth has 20 years of experience running SCULPT it; Ruth has a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and Philosophy and dedicates her time between delivering Art Workshops in the Community and creating a successful Wood Art range, using locally sourced Surrey Wood.

You can find her large scale wood sculptures in many Surrey towns, such as Farnham, Godalming, Guildford and works from her studio in Witley and the Birtley Estate in Bramley. Art Galleries selling her work: Blue Bramble Gallery in St Ives, Cornwall Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey