learn to turn
Do you know someone who loves wood or is interested in woodturning? Would you like to give someone the gift of a unique experience and a new skill and maybe even come along yourself? Then woodturning sessions are for you.
I run beginner’s courses in Burghfield Common, West Berkshire. Join me in my garden workshop for a 2 hour session or the whole day. I’ll teach you the basics in a fun, informal wood turning lesson and by the end you’ll have something you’ve made to take home with you. All materials and safety equipment are provided as well as refreshments throughout the day. If after reading this page you still have questions please complete the contact form. If you would like to book straight away please click here to see availability.
Always wanted to try woodturning but weren’t sure how to go about it? Come and learn the basics with Liz in a relaxed, low pressure session at her home workshop. You can choose to learn alone or bring a friend. Choose between the short and sweet 2 hour session or a more thorough day of turning.
gift vouchers available
If you’re buying the session as a gift and aren’t sure which dates to book why not buy an e-voucher or gift card? Then they can book a date that suits them.
choose your ideal woodturning course
2 hour taster session
Choose a 2 hour morning or afternoon session for £65 or bring along a friend for an extra £30 and split the difference, meaning you pay just £95.
a short session between 9.30-11.30 am or 1-3 pm
an overview of the basic tools
get a taste of wood turning (spindle turning)
take home a couple of simple items made by you on the lathe. e.g. a mushroom or a spinning top
a turning day
Come for a whole day for £145 or invite a friend along for an extra £70 and split the difference, meaning you pay just £215.
a day of wood turning starting at 9.30 am and finishing at 4.30 pm
a light lunch is included. please advise of any dietary requirements or allergies when completing the reservation form. You’re very welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
a look at the tools and how to sharpen them
learning basic wood turning skills (spindle and faceplate turning)
take home 2-3 simple items, including a bowl, made by you on the lathe
how to book
I apologise if you have difficulty with the availability calendar. If it’s easier then just call me or drop me an email and I can let you know my availabilty that way. Email me at email@example.com or give me a call on 07897 998586. I’m currently working on a brand new website that should be launching soon (added 19.04.22).
The available dates are highlighted in green and the numbers available indicates the number of sessions available on that day. E.g. 3 available means you can choose between the 2 hour morning session, 2 hour afternoon session or a whole day session. I only teach one person, or one with a plus one, per session. Click the arrow in the far top right once to see the next month, please be patient, it’s slow. Once you’ve decided on a date please either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 07897 998586. If there’s no answer it’s because I’m at the lathe, so please leave a message and I’ll return your call as soon as possible. If your session is a gift please quote the reference number in your gift card or the name of the person who gifted it to you.