Contact name: Les Symonds
Total bookings
over 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

With a career in adult education, Les combines his love of teaching with his love of woodturning. Add this to the beautiful location of Bala, in the Snowdonia National Park and you have the ideal setting for your tuition.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Learn to turn in Snowdonia - taster course
Next date: 6th Jan 2023
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Learn to turn in Snowdonia, North Wales - Full day
Next date: 6th Jan 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
20 Jun 22'

Carl Henderson reviewed: Learn to turn in Snowdonia - taster course

"I found Les Symonds to very knowledgeable and helpful in this taster course. He, without a doubt, has excellent knowledge about wood turning. I will be returning for a further course in the future"

Pren responded:

" Thankyou Carl...I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your morning at the workshop."

1 Jun 22'

Claire Lea reviewed: Learn to turn in Snowdonia, North Wales - Full day

"Excellent one day beginners course. I'm very pleased with my bowl and tree creations. Thank you Les."

Pren responded:

" You're very welcome Claire, I'm glad that you enjoyed your day."

31 May 22'

Phil Ellis reviewed: Learn to turn in Snowdonia, North Wales - Full day

"I decided to book a taster session with Les to decide if I would like to get into wood turning. His enthusiasm and passion for the subject was infectious and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Les is a talented teacher and explained everything in the right level of detail. A real plus was being able to take away something I'd made and could be proud of. It now has pride of place on our coffee table. Diolch yn fawr Les"

Pren responded:

" Thankyou Phil...it always gives me great pleasure when my students write such reviews but I must keep a humble head on my shoulders; it is the students who often make the sessions so successful. Thank you for your enthusiasm and your openness to instruction, you were a very receptive students and you made my day most enjoyable."

18 May 22'

Dave Stonier reviewed: Learn to turn in Snowdonia, North Wales - Full day

"An informative and inspirational one day course from start to finish. I was not only impressed by the breadth of Les' wood turning knowledge but also in the engaging way he demonstrated and delivered it. The experience has inspired me to use the information I learnt to develop this new skill."

Pren responded:

" Thank you Dave...your depth of interest was apparent and we covered much more in the session that I usually do. I'll put some notes together for you and email them to you in a day or two. Les"

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