In-person course
in West Putford, Holsworthy Maker & location details

Woodturning in Devon with Colin Simpson



As a member of the Register of Professional Turners, (RPT) I run these courses from my well equipped workshop in North Devon. I can arrange courses for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to the more experienced. I recommend a structured course for beginners which will cover both bowl turning and an introduction to spindle turning. For the more experienced I can tailor each course to meet the student's specific requirements. I can cover all aspects from improving tool techniques to specialist hollow forms, adding colour (stains, dyes and various painting techniques), different texturing techniques, wood conversion and drying and green or wet turning. These are hands on courses and the student will have access to one of three lathes and to my 28 years of turning experience. As well as teaching in my own workshop, I teach regularly at West Dean College in West Sussex and have taught and demonstrated woodturning throughout Europe, New Zealand and the USA. The price shown is per person per day. If you want to try your hand at woodturning or want to develop your your skills further or have a specific project that you need help with, please get in touch.

What's included in the price?

- all tools and materials are included - all Personal protective equipment - comprehensive course notes - a choice of weekends or week days - refreshments and a light lunch will also be provided. Local accommodation can be arranged


1 day

Cancellation policy

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


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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Bonds Farm, Colscott, West Putford, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7UX