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.
I first discovered the pleasure for creating with wood when I attended an evening course at a Women’s Workshop in Bristol, in the mid 1980’s. My tutor persuaded me that I had a natural affinity to both working with wood and teaching (she encouraging me to show others in the group the skills I had advanced further forward with).
Consequently I went onto study Fine Furniture and Woodmachining both to Advanced City & Guilds levels. Whilst learning I taught on the course I had started with myself, and also provided courses for charity the specialised in provision of craft courses for vulnerable adults.
Whilst attending my furniture studies I enjoyed producing woodturned components for pieces of furniture, gaining confidence with copy turning and making items that reflected drawn designs for drawer handles, table legs, etc.
I discovered Max Carey’s workshop in Portishead in 2002, which later became the Max Carey Woodturning Trust and for which I am a trustee. My woodturning skills and passion for turning advanced quickly here and my teaching provision evolved to become more about woodturning rather than furniture.
I now make my living almost purely from my self employed business providing woodturning tuition, to mainly adults, and occasional demonstrations when I am able fit them in around my regular courses.
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