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Pole lathe bowl turning

Hamish finished two bowls in a single day

Duration: 8 hours

Price: £135

Book with: Ralf Bidder
at Made in Kielder

Station Garage
Kielder
Hexham
Northumberland
NE48 1EG

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About the Course

Pole lathe bowl turning is one of our endangered crafts.
I have honed my skills for over a decade now and can offer the ideal space to teach this fascinating skill to others. You will receive a full day's tuition from a professional turner and will go home with your own finished bowl.

Experience days will be held in a dry and midge free environment in my workshop in Kielder. At present I have up to two spaces for a day on the lathe. The good thing about small size groups is that you get a lot of support and attention when needed.
You will be introduced to the ancient tradition of turning a wooden bowl or plate from green wood. The day will revolve around the lathe and I will be show you all the techniques you need to know to turn a wooden bowl.
I believe experiential learning is the best method to acquire this skill set and so we will be pedalling away for most of the day.
Polite note. If you are interested in a one-to-one teaching session, please get in touch to discuss price and availabilty. Thank you!

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What's included in the price?

Simple lunch, snacks, lots of tea whenever needed, all tools, lathe and materials,


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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends