Flintknapping in action

Flintknapping in action

Flintknapping may be a pre-historic craft, but the skills have been kept alive by a small and dedicated group of individuals.

Understanding how our neolithic ancestors made tools, weapons and decorative items from flint, chirt and obsidian has greatly increased our understanding of their every day lives.

You can experience this fascinating craft by visiting one of the numerous demonstrations I hold around the country each year. Or for a “hands on” experience where you can learn how to shape flint yourself, why not attend one of my workshops for personal tuition.

Demonstrations for groups of all sizes.

Workshops for individuals, small and larger groups – learn how to flintknap!


  • RT : This tiny mammoth survived the last glacial. It was crafted in ivory with simple flint tools 35,000 years ago in so… ,
  • Day 1 at my favorite knapping venue, Kents Cavern in Torquay.,
  • RT : In southwest France at the very end of the last glacial, humans chose to paint pebbles. These are from La Grotte du… ,
  • RT : Female bison sculpted in mammoth ivory & decorated in red ochre. From Zaraysk, Osetr Valley, Russia. It is about 20… ,
  • Fantastic day in the sunshine yesterday. Knapping workshop in Nottingham. I love seeing students succeed :-) ,