Hampson Woods

the UK tree council

have recently come across the fine work that the UK tree council get up to – from tree-planting (as you may expect), to preservation, to walks in the woods – an organisation well worth checking out!

have a peek here


modern craft workshop

Pleased to say we’ve been featured on the Modern Craft Workshop blog!

MCW celebrates skilled craftsmanship and good design – and focuses on the areas of wood, cloth and clay. We’re proud to be alongside some very interesting and talented folk.

You can see the post here –


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workshop shots by Robin Sinha

New Products

We’re proud to introduce some new products to the Hampson Woods Range.

First of all we have a series of Chef’s Boards – these are aimed at serious cooks, and are designed with a particular emphasis on practicality as well as beauty. Finished in a hard-wearing natural oil, they will happily take the abuse that food preparation throws at them!

Currently available in 2 forms – a geometrically-minded Sycamore board with a removable leather strap, and a rectangular, delicately-contoured Ash board.



Secondly, we are happy to introduce a range of Centrepiece Boards – designed to add beauty to any table setting, they are made from the choicest timbers we have.

Available in 4 forms and 3 timber options (London Plane, British Ash and Sycamore), these are the seriously special show-piece boards we love to put time into.







ancient forest destruction

We thought this video worth sharing. It’s amazing that this quick-buck approach is still going on, for what seems such a needless purpose – cheap paper and disposable packaging!

free ornament with online orders

Starting from the morning of Tuesday 9th December, the next 25 orders placed via our website will find themselves with an extra board – a Hampson Woods Miniature no less – for your tree, for a voul-au-vent, or for your doll’s house, it’s up to you!

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Last week we spent a day of surreal making – pretty much the same processes as the boards we produce regularly, but everything so very tiny. A few sanded fingers later we had this fine array of miniatures – and felt like huge-handed giants.

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and of course once you’ve got a miniature board in hand, everything’s just too cute and you carry on……

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Hackney Makers Monthly – Festive special

This Sunday 14th December we’ll be open as part of Hackney Makers Monthly. If you haven’t been down yet, it’s a great opportunity to meet some of Hackney’s finest creative-makers and a chance to buy directly from them. And of course to simply have a bit of a snoop round…..

It’s the last one of 2014, so I’m sure festive fun will be had!



10% online discount extended

Simply add xm10 at checkout and any online order you place will be discounted by 10%. Valid until Sunday 23rd November.

Happy November one and all!

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Clarence Mews Annual Open Studios

It’s that time of year again folks! When Clarence Mews opens its door for the last weekend in November – workshops and studios to nose around, makers to meet and products to buy!




And it’s a particularly special one this year as Cressida Bell (our neighbour, and one of the founders of this annual event) is celebrating her 30th anniversary open studios!

You can read more about her impressive career here

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the winners are in!

Congratulations to Anne M. and Cecilia T!

They are the lucky winners of a Size 1 London Plane Serving Board and an Elm Serving Board!

Thanks to everyone who signed up to our newsletter to take part – and remember, if you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late – offers and events info coming very soon!


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win an Elm Board

We have a fine example of the dark, rich and chunky EL1 up for grabs – made from a towering Elm that once stood in Perthshire.

To be in the hat, simply sign up to our newsletter before 5pm on Monday 10th November….


One lucky winner will be picked at random, and contacted via email on the morning of Tuesday 11th November.

Good luck one and all!


Win a serving board!

To be in with a chance, sign up to our newsletter before 5pm on Monday 3rd November and you’ll be in the hat!

Up for grabs is a particularly beautiful example of our London Plane Serving Boards, size 1.

Winners will be announced (and contacted via email) on Tuesday morning, 4th November.

Good luck one and all!