Neil Lawton » Professional Tutors

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.

Neil Lawton

Work 19, Friars Walk Muncastergate York England YO31 9AD United Kingdom Mobile: 07745996092


I started turning in 2003 after taking a job as a school Design and Technology Technician. There was a woodturning lathe in one of the workshops that laid idle most of the time, but it fascinated me. It appeared that its lack of use was down to a shortfall in the understanding of the various tools and the sharpening of them.

I booked myself on a two day woodturning course at John Boddy’s timber in Boroughbridge and bought my first lathe on the very next pay day.

In my time at the school it became apparent that teaching came naturally to me and there was a great demand for me to be booked into lessons to give demonstrations in both turning and woodwork.

I left the school at the end of 2016 and set about equipping a purpose built workshop at my home in York.

I applied for, and was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2017

Open by Appointment Only


  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Timber Supplied
  • Toilets
  • Tools Supplied
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19, Friars Walk Muncastergate York England YO31 9AD United Kingdom

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