Many of our members offer training courses for those new to turning, intermediate turners and also for more experienced turners looking for specialised tuition. All our tutors have many hours of hands-on experience delivering professionally structured courses in well equipped workshops, with an emphasis on health and safety, and where you can be assured you will receive top class tuition individually tailored to your requirements and ability.
If you’re a beginner or wish to learn new woodturning techniques our members can offer training in every aspect of woodturning.
When you book a training session with an RPT member, you can be certain that you will receive top quality tuition from a highly skilled turner who has years of woodturning and teaching experience.
Below are all the registered professional turners who offer a teaching service, randomly ordered. Click their name to view the complete details, or use the ‘Show Bio’ or ‘Show Map’ links for a quick view.
Having practised as a turner since 1991, Gregory was invited to join the Register of Professional Turners, held by the Worshipful Company of Turners, in 1996. Acceptance onto the register is by invitation only following assessment by a panel of peers who ensure that the highest standards of work and professionalism are met. It is the only professional body in the UK and enjoys a world wide reputation. Gregory was privileged to be invited to address the Company at a number of meetings, and for many served on the committee as membership secretary.
Gregory was featured in the first ‘Diary of a Craft Worker’ series published by the “Craftsman Magazine” in 1997-8 and has been profiled in “Woodturning” magazine. He as also been invited to act on a consultative committee by Channel 4, for a documentary about woodturning.
Gregory specialises in the unique, and welcomes challenge. His more unusual work has included making replacement pieces for antique instruments; willow-workers’ tools; bespoke instruments for reflexology crafted to each individual practitioner; tables made from tree slices and forms for potters and designers. He has even fulfilled a commission to make a bedroom sink. He has collaborated with an unconventional silversmith to create spectacular silvered forms in petrified wood. He also turns unique bowls, platters, vases and display pieces.
Gregory draws inspiration from the individuality of wood and it is very important to him that each piece grows from the grain and inclusions unique to each piece of timber. As a result no two pieces are identical. Furthermore he holds to a strict ecological policy. No timber where the provenance cannot be guaranteed will be used. Enquiries are welcome, and each uniquely numbered piece has a story. Most timbers come from the UK or Australia and are often reclaimed or recycled.
Currently Gregory has a piece selected from the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain 2018 Instant Gallery and it is being used as part of their national display. He also has a piece in the ‘Daniel Collection’, one of the most important British collections of turned work.
Gregory exhibits internationally at select galleries, respected craft fairs as well as the internet. He has been highly placed in several competitions within the woodturning world and has pieces accepted for the nationwide display circuit.
A previous coordinator for the National Festival of Art and Craft in Wood, Gregory offers individual tuition, demonstrations and lectures, both to interested amateurs and other professionals. For an up to date list of venues where Gregory and/or his work can been seen please contact him direct.
I am a qualified joiner and cabinet maker and have been woodturning for 35 years. I am a general turner quite happy to carry out commission work or one off pieces as well as gallery work. I offer tuition on a one to one basis in my home workshop which is fully equipped. I have taught and demonstrated in the UK and abroad since 2001.
I can supply tool’s and timber.
I am based in Darlington, Co. Durham with easy access from the motorway or local road system.
Pete is a full time turner and collaborates with his wife Mo, an artist and pyrographer and other crafters and artists.
Pete has been turning off and on since 1962 but has turned as a full time professional since 2008. He writes a regular article for an international magazine on a variety of subjects aimed at promoting ideas and vision into the craft.
Major influences are traditional crafts, oriental art and design and art deco design. He likes to investigate and incorporate use pf other materials with his turning including clay, gemstones, metals and even fabric and to this end is always investigating different traditional uses of the craft in both the artistic, architectural and furniture fields.
He worked with students with learning difficulties for many years prior to going fully professional as a tuner and has a Cert Ed. He teaches one to one in his workshop and is available for demonstrations at clubs, trade shows etc. His main avenue for sales is through his website for crafting tools and higher end shows for the artistic work, They, he and his wife, are happy to take commissions though they endeavour to make each piece unique.