Well paced course with expert and friendly tuition. I highly recommend Greg’s wood turning course. I always learn a lot on his courses and I’ve been wood turning for several years now!
As a result of Covid-19, the course schedule was modified to 3 days @ 4 hrs per day. Gregory had set up a hand sanitiser station and provided a face mask and face shield. He made efforts to maintain suitable distance and tried not to touch any item that I would subsequently hold. There are no toilet facilities available during these unusual times but there is a public toilet a short walk away.
I took the beginner's introductory course and felt that it was pitched just right for me. I learnt a variety of turning techniques using a number of turning chisels and spent some time on wood finishing using wax and oil.
I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who wants to understand the basics of wood turning to see if they want to take it further. Gregory is very experienced and explains techniques in a very clear and calm way.
This was the perfect introduction to wood turning. You learn a great deal on the course and the relaxed teaching style allows you to ask so many questions. I really feel that I'd be able to come away from the course and continue to develop the skills.
I would recommend this course to anyone of any ability.
Great course. Gregory is an excellent and patient tutor. Two days full on instruction covering the fundamentals of woodturning and put into practice with two really neat projects.
This was actually the second course I've done with Greg and it was just as good as the first time!
An artist and expert turner who's friendly, relaxed and very thorough and an attentive teaching style makes for a thoroughly enjoyable time in his very well equipped workshop.
I took some of my own new chisels etc along and he showed me the correct way to use and resharpen them. His wealth of knowledge and experience allows him to be flexible and so you will learn everything you need to -plus if you have a particular question or desire to gain extra practice in a particular skill, he can focus according to your needs. I wouldn't consider going to any other tutor now.
Thanks again Greg!
Had great fun and learnt a lot.
Greg was very welcoming, experienced and patient.
Very much enjoyed the experience and came away with a lovely lamp and bowl.
My family were very impressed.
A really good and comprehensive introduction to wood turning. I will definitely be tooling up my lathe.
Thank you Gregory.
Brilliant course. It was a birthday present, as I love wood and particularly wanted to know how to turn wood. Gregory is an excellent teacher. I can’t believe what I achieved in two days. A very practical course where we were on the lathe most of the time and Gregory assumed no prior knowledge which was good as I even needed to be taught how to use some basic tools like sanders!
I would thoroughly recommend the course.
Gregory's relaxed and very informative teaching style soon overcame my concerns about trying a new skill at my age and I was amazed at how well the items we produced turned out.
Would strongly recommend this course to anyone who has any interest in learning the art of woodturning.
The lunches were an added bonus, with superb home made bread and very tasty soup.
Thanks to Gregory's patient teaching style we learned so much in only 2 days. It was relaxed yet perfectly paced to cover everything. I was nervous not having touched a lathe in over 40 years but I was soon gaining in confidence in using the tools and techniques taught by Gregory. We will be back for a further course in wood turning next year.
Greg is knowledgable, friendly, welcoming (his workshop is in his home) and made the 2 day turning course fun, as well as transforming in terms of new skills learned.
I left the course with three pieces I am proud of and went back to my own workshop to create some more spiral shavings (and *not* any more "designer kindling").
Oh - and coffee, home-made bread and ploughman's lunch was very nice, too! Highly recommended.
Greg was superb. It was a fantastic refresher and I walked away with many more techniques and tips that I couldn't wait to apply at home, not to mention some finished products which I'm really proud of. I would highly recommend this.
Gregory was incredibly patient, explained basic techniques in a way that gradually built into more complex ones and dispensed information above and beyond the techniques of the craft; I highly recommend his course.
On top of that he is a excellent teacher, friendly guy and makes a mean cup of coffee - and I'm particular about my coffee. Not a single regret about the course, money well spent!
Thanks again for your time Gregory!
I have really enjoyed my 2 days course. Greg is friendly, knowledgeable and very patient. I have learned a lot and created some beautiful pieces to take home. I really recommend his course.
I have just spent Monday 18th/Tuesday19th with Gregory, beginners course, what a fantastic time, Gregory himself is very laid back but definately not complacent, he has plenty of patience which was definately needed with me !
His experience in teaching shows through, everything explained until you understand, never felt rushed.
Learned so much, cannot list all, his knowledge is amazing
Cannot recommend this course enough
Thanks Gregory for a great two days
I was given the 2 day woodturning course as a Christmas present and having just finished it I still can't believe how much I achieved as a complete novice and right out of my comfort zone. Greg is a patient and engaging teacher who guides you through all the basic woodturning techniques in a friendly, relaxed manner and encourages you to give it all a go even if you are a bit hesitant as I was. I felt so proud to leave with a candlestick and bowl (which I can't stop looking at!) and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course to anyone interested in having a go at woodturning or simply just learning a new creative skill. One of the best presents I've ever received - thank you again Greg.
This course was amazing. Greg was kind, patient and able to translate his skills and knowledge down to my level as complete novice. I turned a candlestick and a bowl which I will treasure. The content and pace were perfect. A world of possibilities is now open. Thank you.
Had a great couple of days with Greg, he’s training techniques and wealth of knowledge were amazing! I was interested in wood turning before the course but now I am obsessed!! Hope to go on the advanced course when I got some practice in at home. Lovely lunch too
I've just completed an excellent 2 day beginners course with Greg, and could not recommend it highly enough. He is not only obviously a brilliant and talented turner, but has the ability to teach too. The pace was just right and enabled two of us to make three pieces within the two days, learning the basics of equipment, tools and cuts. I feel very fortunate to have found Greg's course and it was a very enjoyable two days with a bonus delicious lunch each day, thank you!
Had a great 2 days on the introduction to woodturning course, Gregory was very patient and explained each step, i managed to produce 3 items which i am very happy with. I had never done woodturning before and wanted to give it a go, i would certainly consider taking further courses with Gregory and would recommend him to others wishing to try woodturning. Great lunch too! Thanks Gregory