Flint knapping is the prehistoric art of shaping flint through a gradual process of lithic reduction to create arrow heads, knife blades and other stone tools.
Join master flint knapper Feathers for a fun and fascinating day exploring this ancient art and develop a skill which requires both embodiment and intentionality.
By the end of the day you will be sure to have crafted into being an arrow head, a rough tool or even a working blade. Both larger flint and smaller more delicate work will be explored. We look at pressure flaking, platform preparation, shaping and general usages.
Who is the workshop for?
A great introduction to the art of flint knapping, this workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate flint knappers alike. Feathers will be providing expert one to one tuition so wherever you are on your flint knapping journey, you’ll find this workshop useful, challenging and enjoyable.
The cost of this workshop is £65, including all tools, teaching and materials. Please bring warm clothing and practical footwear. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day but lunch will not be provided. Please bring a bottle for drinking water, snacks and something vegetarian to share for lunch, or your own packed lunch if you’d prefer not to share.
This workshop will take place on Saturday 29th April between 10am and 5pm. Free parking is available at the Hillside Drive car park in Horam. It is a pleasant twenty minute walk along the Cuckoo Trail from Horam to the site. The walk offers a perfect way to begin decompressing before you arrive. Please contact the workshop organiser (details below) if you have access needs which require you to park closer.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Low Weald East SussexUnited Kingdom