Woodturning Experience Days - Come and spend a day turning your first bowl

Stephen Stokes


Woodturning Experience Days for beginners - Come and spend a day turning your first bowl

£145 per day, per person.


At your convenience. The Studio operates seven days a week and we will work to suit your availability. Please get in touch to book your day.


The full experience day is from 09:45 am to 5.00 pm, with a break for lunch.




We are all different and work at different speeds, but typically in half a day you can expect to finish a small bowl for your peanuts, and a small bowl and a bigger bowl in a whole day.


Children over the age of 14 are welcome but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


There is a maximum of two participants on the day. If you wish to bring a friend to watch you are most welcome, but please let me know in advance.


Please wear clothes and footwear that you won't mind getting covered in shavings and you can be comfortable standing in all day. No open-toed sandals or flip flops, please.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

You will be supplied with appropriate safety gear on the day. The timber for your first bowls is included - all locally sourced from responsible accredited suppliers.


Please bring your own packed lunch on the day. There is tea and coffee available all day included in the price.


We have off-road parking for you in the yard. Just drive in and find a suitable spot.


Stephen Stokes at Bodden Cross Studio


Bodden Cross Farm
Shepton Mallet

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


1 day (9:45am to 5:00pm)

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Geoff - - #34305

What a brilliant day . Stephen was a very professional and patient in his teaching . Left you get on with it , but was there every time to give advice when needed . Made 2 lovely bowls , thanks to the guidance of Stephen, would highly recommend.

In-person course
Dave M - - #34259

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Response from Bodden Cross Studio:

Thank you David. I look forward to seeing you again very soon.

In-person course
John - - #8228

I spent the day wood turning with Stephen, in the morning spun a small bowl and in the afternoon a larger bowl.
Stephen has years of experience as is willing to share his skills. The studio is fantastic, lots of interesting looking wood, tools and projects. He was good at demonstrating a technique and the allowing me to do it on my own.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day look forward to my next bowl.

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