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may 2022

18may(may 18)10:00 am19(may 19)4:00 pmDisappearing Lines


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Disappearing Lines- Two Day Boat Building Workshop with Gail McGarva 

18th & 19th May

10am-4pm each day

at The Salt House, Fisherman’s Green, West Bay

£100 for the 2 days

Max 8 Participants

Disappearing lines brings to life the craft of traditional wooden boat building and the stories of endangered boats.

Suitable for all ages

Try your hand at steam bending oak and create your own miniature ‘ghost ship’

For more information and to book a place, please contact Gail via the Contact page on

The two-day Disappearing Lines workshop brings to life
the craft of traditional boat building and the stories of
endangered boats.
Participants will try their hand at two key processes in
traditional boat building; the steam bending of oak and
copper riveting.
Through demonstration and tutoring each participant will
create their own miniature ‘ghost ship’– a skeletal,
sculptural form of a boat in steam bent oak embracing key
skills in boat building and symbolising endangered boats
that are disappearing from our shores.
Interwoven with the practical hands-on elements of the
workshop, Gail will engage with participants in more
detailed descriptions and discussion regarding the
construction of traditional boats and the stories of
endangered craft.
All materials, equipment and tools are provided




18 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - 19 (Thursday) 4:00 pm


The Salt House & Fisherman's Green

The Salt House, West Bay, DT6 4HD

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