Bowl Turning

25 April

Course Cost: £120

Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR

Learn to turn a wooden bowl on a traditional pole lathe. From log to bowl, you’ll learn the following processes:

 

  • Understanding the properties of different Bristish timbers and choosing the right timber suitable for bowl turning.
  • Using a froe to split the wood and how to mark out a bowl ‘blank’
  • How to use an axe safely to rough out your blank
  • Learning to attach a mandrel and how to mount your blanks to the lathe correctly
  • Using and understanding different types of hand made turning tools
  • Finishing touches; trimming, drying and oiling and/or painting your bowl

Although we are outside, we will be under cover and we recommend appropriate footwear and waterproofs. The day can be physically demanding so you’ll need a practical level of fitness or a good level of stamina!

About the tutor: Michelle Mateo was introduced to greenwood working in 2013 whilst volunteering at a woodland community called the Cherrywood Project. Since then she has had the privilege to learn from the best crafts people who have encouraged her to push her craft further; her main passion lies withing bowl turning and ash splint basketry.

 

BOOKING AND PAYMENT OPTIONS: Contact the Office on  01952 432769 or email office@smallwoods.org.uk

FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Richard Thomason 01952 432769/07964 934556 richardthomason@smallwoods.org.uk

Special offer for our members: 20% off all course fees! Please contact Judith on the details above to get your discount.

 

Course cost: £ 120.00


 

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