The Worshipful Company of Turners

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Learn to Turn at The Woodturning Shop

When: Saturday 21 January and Saturday 18th February

Times: 9.00 am until 4.00 pm

Where: The Woodturning Shop, Garthowen Garden Centre, Alton Ln, Four Marks, Alton GU34 5AJ (map)

Cost: £125 per person

Liveryman Les Thorne is offering a one-day experience of turning at The Woodturning Shop, Hampshire at a reduced price of £125 pp, available only to Company members and their guests as follows:

Saturday January 21stAll members of the WCT

Saturday February 18thFor the younger aspiring turners amongst our membership (max age 35)

The day with Les consists of arriving just after 9.00am, meet and greet in the coffee shop on site. General discussion about the day and pre-order lunch which will be at 12.30. After a safety talk there will be some basic spindle work followed by making a small bud vase. You will also learn the importance of design and finish before making a small bowl.

Full details and some pictures of the experience days can be found here:

Bookings should be made direct with Les Thorne at

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