Steam Bent Lampshade Making at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Make a beautiful piece of DIY home decor in this online craft class.

4.5 hours Class size 8 to 30     label £150
How it works
Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping in the UK is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.
In this hands-on live online class, you will be crafting wood with steam. It's a really fun craft class as you learn a totally new skill and get to make an eye-catching lampshade.
You will receive a crafting kit with all the stuff you need to make your lampshade as well as a virtual class to guide you on how to make it.
Your friendly teacher, Charlie, will give you a complete overview of the steam-bending process. He will show you techniques include twisting, splitting, compression straps, jigs, and more.
Once you've got the basics down, you will then use these incredible new skills to make your own lampshade. The DIY kit includes locally sourced Ash Dieback for you to use. It's perfect if you want productive things to do at home as you have fun and make a cool furnishing for your house.
There will be a 30-minute break halfway through the online class.
Knowledge required
Beginner friendly.
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 36 pieces of wood for bending
  • 2 x steam bending jigs with wooden clamps
  • 1 x wooden drying jig
  • 1 x compression strap
  • 1 x foil for making a pan top steamer
  • 1 x sandpaper
  • 1 x small bottle of oil
What you'll need
  • Safety gloves.
  • A small saucepan.
  • Superglue.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

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Your teacher
Charlie Whinney Studio
Charlie Whinney Studio

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Charlie Whinney Studio was set up by the artist in 2012. We pioneer new ways to work with steam bending to create beautiful low- carbon wood products to compete and take the place of other less eco-friendly materials where possible.
Charlie Whinney has created large-scale steam-bent art installations all over the world, as well as designing and making award-winning furniture and lighting.
Steam Bending is a term used to describe heating wood until it is pliable and may be bent into new shapes.
The workshop runs a year-round programme of woodwork courses from the forest-based studio in Cumbria including Beginners, 3 Day Pro and Makers Sessions & gift vouchers.
We also offer gift vouchers for our online live Lamp making workshops.

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