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.
John R Boyne-Aitken
I have been working with wood for most of my adult life. I became a professional turner in about 1981 and was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2009. I became the Chairman of the RPT in 2016 stepping down from the role in 2021. I was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Turners of London in November 2020. I am one of the few turners in the country to earn my living through turning. I undertake commercial work for the building industry such as stair spindles and newel posts, I also work for furniture makers producing legs and other componentry for their bespoke designs and carryout repairs for the antiques industry. I am a members of Wiltshire Crafts of Lacock which is a co-operative craft outlet.I also enjoy demonstrating at woodturning clubs and since Covid I also now offer live remote demonstrations. As a qualified adult educator I give woodturning lessons in my workshop in Wiltshire.