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Butterwood

Contact name: George Shapland
17
Total bookings
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(8)
about 1 year
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

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.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Continuation Training in Woodturning near Salisbury Wiltshire
7 hours
Next date: 17th Jun 2024
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Full Day Introductory Woodturning Course for one or two near Salisbury, Wiltshire
7 hours
Next date: 17th Jun 2024
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Half Day Introductory Woodturning Course for 1 or 2 people near Salisbury Wiltshire
3½ hours
Next date: 17th Jun 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
13 May 24'

Hannah reviewed: Half Day Introductory Woodturning Course for 1 or 2 people near Salisbury Wiltshire

"This was a great half day - quite intense with lots to absorb. I wish I’d done a full day to give me more time to get to grips with the various techniques. George is a hugely enthusiastic tutor, clearly passionate about wood turning. He pulls out all the stops to pack as much into the session as possible. You really get your money’s worth. We were cutting wood on the lathe within minutes of our arrival and my friend and I both came home with a Christmas tree, a spinning top and a little bowl that we’d made. I was amazed by the quality of the pieces we were able to produce, even though we were absolute beginners. It’s a bit addictive and I suspect George will be seeing more of me. "

15 Apr 24'

Edit and Andrew reviewed: Half Day Introductory Woodturning Course for 1 or 2 people near Salisbury Wiltshire

"We had the best morning with George. He patiently talked us through the basics of wood turning and helped us make some lovely items (Christmas tree model, bowl and spinning top) to take away. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about his craft, it is a joy to be around him while he is in his element."

13 Apr 24'

Emma Wiles reviewed: Full Day Introductory Woodturning Course for one or two near Salisbury, Wiltshire

"What a fantastic day we had. George was a brilliant and very patient teacher. We felt very comfortable and found George to be very approachable and super knowledgeable about different types of wood and of course the art of wood turning. We were given the time to experiment and ask questions. And added bonus was that George and his lovely wife provided us with a wonderful lunch and cake ! We would definitely recommend this course to anyone remotely interested in wood turning. We were super chuffed with our creations. "

12 Apr 24'

Trevis Young reviewed: Half Day Introductory Woodturning Course for 1 or 2 people near Salisbury Wiltshire

"Wow! What a great course. The set up is really good, and I was working on the larger lathe, as I was doing the course on my own. George is an incredible teacher, who had a gentle manner, is very personable, and generous with his time, his assistance (if needed) and encouragement. Wood turning is new for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Can't wait to do some more!! Of all the craft courses I have done, this has been the best. "

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