Subsidised course spaces

The act of making is an incredibly therapeutic thing. When you have a knife and a piece of wood in your hands, the world fades away into a meditative silence. Our founder JoJo Wood Craft has spoken for years about how this can really help mental health, and many other people agree.⁣⁣⁣⁣We want to give something back,…

JoJo Wood

JoJo Wood is the director and founder of  Pathcarvers, a social enterprise based in Birmingham, UK. JoJo is a skilled and highly regarded craftsperson, having worked with wood all her life. She also spends a lot of time teaching, giving talks and spreading the beneficial aspects of craft and how it can help in every…

I choose Birmingham

A great write up from

A Grand Opening!

We have been in our Stirchley workshop a little while now, and have yet to properly celebrate. So this Friday 17th August 2018, we are opening our doors and having a summer bash! 4.30pm – 8.30pm, we will have drinks and nibbles, craft demonstrations and a string quartet. We will also be talking a bit…

Carving Club at Pathcarvers workshop

**This post was written in 2018 – carving club is now Wednesdays and Thursdays every week – follow our social media for updates** We are hosting a new carving club at our workshop in Stirchley. Starting Thursday 5th July 2018. Bring your tools and spend the evening carving with a group of likeminded people. We…

Classes for young people

Pathcarvers offer classes and activity sessions for young people and homeschoolers. Our classes are led by professional and dedicated craftspeople who are very experienced in delivering interesting and exciting courses in woodwork, carving and other creative courses in art, textiles and jewellery making. Our classes are tailored appropriate to the class, participants and skill levels….

Art and Music Therapy for teens

Music and art are increasingly being used as tools for therapy for high school students who have faced trauma — from sexual abuse to homelessness — and have been proven to help students cope, both physically and psychologically. Read more here 

New premises in Birmingham

We are so excited to announce to forthcoming opening of our new workshop, training and retail space in Birmingham. There is quite a bit of work to do, and we aim to be open in the next few weeks, with an opening week full of activities. The Pathcarvers Workshop will be a space where we…


The Pathcarvers workshop is a space where we work, sell products from hand picked artisans, a gallery for the occasional show. The workshop is a space where we teach traditional crafts and  creative arts – open to everyone. Courses are run throughout the year and led by the craftspeople that we feel are top of…

100 art therapy exercises

A useful list of 100 art therapy exercises.