Indulge in an all-inclusive wood experience - Spend time in the well-equipped Whirlwood Studio workshop near Marlborough's Cloudy Bay. The property is located approximately 15 minutes drive from Blenheim and 20 minutes drive from Picton, only 5 minutes off State Highway #1. It is on the fringe of New Zealand's top wine producing area, which is famous for its world-class Sauvignon Blanc.

Your host is Bruce Fergus who invites you to join him at Whirlwood Studio and become part of "the family". In addition to being a top-class wood artist Bruce is a player of Bluegrass and Old-time/Appalachian music, a jazz buff and has a creative flair for cuisine. His wife Lizzie is a lover of classical music and an avid gardener.

The goal is to ensure you have a productive, enjoyable and memorable time. We offer a range of "Play Package" options.

The workshop / studio facilities include a large bowl lathe, a long-bed lathe, power saws, power equipment, including compressor, power tools such as reciprocal and circular carvers; routers and hand tools. Tools, materials, safety equipment, tuition and supervision are provided as an integral part of the workshop / studio activities.

Arrangements for the "experience" are flexible and can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Enquiries are welcomed and prices given are in New Zealand dollars and inclusive of taxes.

Bruce Fergus Whirlwood Studio

Bruce Fergus Whirlwood Studio