Coopering workshop


Sat 9 – Sun 10 March

9am – 4pm


Closed-in shoes, long sleeves and long pants. Please bring a water bottle.

Recommended 18 years and over 

Queensland Museum Cobb+Co


Includes tuition, materials and meals.
Bookings required.

Spend the weekend learning the basic skills of white coopering under the expert instruction of David Harriman.

Use several traditional tools and learn the techniques to craft your own small bucket. After the workshop you will not only take home your bucket, but also the knowledge of how to make your own wooden vessels.

Meet your tutor

Artisan David Harriman has been self-employed in his woodcrafting business for over 30 years. David blends modern technology with old-world skill and has crafted hundreds of wooden vessels, wheels, and carved creations over the years. He uses an extensive range of timbers in his creations including bush, recycled and plantation timbers. He has been teaching woodcrafting workshops since 2017, and has won numerous awards at shows, exhibitions, and expos for his creative woodwork, with some featuring carvings of Australian flora and fauna.

All our Hands-on Workshops have a limited number of participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require.

Spectators are welcome at all workshops.

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