Woodturning tuition in Wiltshire



Learn the art of Woodturning in lovely Wiltshire in the care of an experienced tutor and member of the register of professional turners

Andy has been teaching Woodturning for over 10 years now, he has written many articles / reviews for the Woodworking magazines. 5 years as vice chairman of the local woodturning club and now a committee member of the register of professional turners.

In a fully equipped workshop learn the beautiful skill of woodturning from complete beginners to the more advanced skills.

Skew work, thread chasing, segmented and bowl turning.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The cost of each course includes all materials, wood, polishes etc.
Tea coffee and a tasty light lunch are provided.
Students are required to wear clothing that is close fitting or can be fastened close.
Those lucky people with long hair will be required to wear a suitable cap/hat or to wear hair tied back
Accommodation is not available at the course venue but there are lots of local places offering this service.


Andy Pickard at Andys woodworking


Sunnyside Cottage, 37 Staverton
Nr Trowbridge
BA14 6PB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Fathers Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (flexible times to suit)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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In-person course
Simon Gosling - - #34213

I bought a lathe during lock down and had taught myself using youtube and lots of practice. A day with Andy revolutionised my lathe experience. I had learnt more in the first two hours than in all my efforts over the previous 6 months.

Andy is knowledgeable, patient and a great person to spend time with. I will be going back once I have had chance to finish practicing the things he has already taught me.

Learning to sharpen tools was an unexpected part of the course, but possibly the most important - made a huge difference to me.

Response from Andys woodworking:

Thanks for your kind comments Simon
I enjoyed our time in the workshop and I’m looking forward to you coming back

In-person course
catherine mellersh - - #34071

I bought this as a gift for my father and brother. They had this to say ~
Andy is a very patient, kind and informative instructor that always seems to be able to find a positive comment about your efforts, even when you are struggling to do the same! The course on a whole is very informative for a complete beginner, such that I left feeling confident that I could repeat the process at home. I do feel that one day was not enough as there are things we didn't have time to cover. However the fact that I was told that if I ever have any questions or queries I am encouraged to contact Andy for answers leaves me with faith that I can fill in the gaps when I come across them. All in all I had a wonderful experience and would encourage anyone looking to learn more about wood turning to strongly consider signing up for a few days tuition.
They both had a fantastic time and Andy was a brilliant teacher. Thank you!

Response from Andys woodworking:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments
It was a pleasure having you two in the workshop
It was a full on busy day but I really enjoyed your company
Both of you have so much potential to take your Woodturning to the next level
Very well done

In-person course
Stuart Kingston - - #33934

I had a great one-to-one day of wood turning with Andy this weekend. As a complete beginner, we started with the fundamentals of sharpening. We then covered basic turning techniques such as coving and beading and in the afternoon we worked on producing a beautiful bowl. The single day was fast-paced and covered a lot of information. If I were doing it again, I would be tempted to go for one of Andy's two day courses to give myself a bit longer to improve my technique.

Response from Andys woodworking:

Thank you for your kind comments Stuart , I enjoyed your company and glad that you found the course helpful, it is always difficult to pack so much information into a singe day
Look forward to seeing you again - maybe with the wife next time ?

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