Full Day Introductory Woodturning Course for one or two near Salisbury, Wiltshire



I am a Registered Professional Turner based in the beautiful Avon Valley, 20 minutes North of Salisbury, in the middle of Salisbury Plain. All courses are run from my well-equipped workshop, on a one to one or one basis (I also run a pair’s course at a discount. Please see my half-day introductory woodturning course listing for one or two for a shorter session). The session will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques of woodturning and will aim to give you a brief introduction to both spindle and bowl turning. Most students leave with at least two pieces that they have made. I am happy to teach youngsters between 14 and 18 as long as an adult accompanies them for the duration of the course. You should wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting a little dusty and have shoes suitable for a workshop, no open toed sandals or flip-flops. A smock and personal protective equipment will be provided.

What's included in the price?

The aim is to enjoy the session. All tools, wood and personal protective equipment will be provided and the items you make are yours to take home. A light lunch is provided and we will stop for a tea/coffee/biscuits mid way through the morning and afternoon sessions so you can gather your thoughts and discuss your progress.


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts




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George has been turning for over 15 years and become a full time turner in 2017 on retiring from the army. He founded Butterwood in 2019 to put his woodturning on a business footing and was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners the same year, joining the RPT committee two years later. He exhibits in local galleries and art markets in the Salisbury area and is passionate about the craft and very keen to promote it and pass on his skills.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Parking provided
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
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The Garden House, Coombe Lane, Enford, PEWSEY, Wiltshire, SN9 6DF

Booking options

Full Day for 1
Flexible times
£220.00 See dates
Full Day for 2
Flexible times
£330.00 See dates