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Craft Courtyard


The courtyard space at Hainault Forest is now home to a group of artisan craftspeople keeping a range of heritage skills alive.

We have Claire at CappARTcino, Del’s Laser workshop and Workinglass hot and cold glass blowers.

Keep an eye out for demonstration days and workshops over on our events page.

Del's Laser Workshop

Get ready to experience the ultimate fusion of age-old craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology at Del’s Laser Workshop! We’re taking woodworking to the next level by harnessing the power of computer-controlled lasers and routers. The result? A mesmerising array of wooden wonders, spanning from sleek key-rings to intricate model kits, from stylish chopping boards to captivating clocks, and practically everything in between!

At Del’s Laser Workshop, we’re here to ignite your creativity and curiosity too. Join us for unique workshops and hands-on sessions that cater to both young adventurers and seasoned enthusiasts. Use your imagination alongside Derek, and experience the thrill of transforming raw materials into works of art.

Our hours may vary so for latest updates on our activities, follow us on Instagram @delsalser or catch us on Facebook at Del’s Laser Workshop. Reach out to us at [email protected], and let’s bring your woodworking dreams to life!


Meet Claire Cousins: a dynamic mom, artist, and former teacher who’s transformed her passion into two thriving ventures. From nurturing her artistic talent under her dad’s guidance to a 20-year teaching career where she spearheaded art coordination and led a vibrant after-school art club, Claire’s journey has been a colorful one.

In 2018, the stars aligned for Claire as CappARTcino came to life, marking her shift towards a lifelong passion. With a penchant for acrylics and mixed media, Claire’s unique touch includes a sprinkle of subtle sparkle, often through glitter or diamantés. Her canvas mostly comes alive with animals, where she’s mastered the art of capturing their very essence.

Swing by for a warm hello and keep an eye out for upcoming workshops. Both adults and children can look forward to nurturing and relaxed classes amidst the tranquil Hainault Forest Country Park surroundings.



Pottery in the Park

Pottery in the Park is a unique pottery studio located in the heart of Hainault Forest Country Park. Our philosophy is to provide a fun and engaging experience for our visitors, where they can explore their artistic abilities in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

Our studio is designed to cater to both children and adults, making it a perfect destination for families, groups, and individuals. We believe that everyone is an artist, and we are here to help you discover your inner creativity.

Join us at Pottery in the Park and make your own masterpiece! For more information head to our website

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