The Bowler Hatted Turner

Woodturning lessons

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - February 6th, 2018

I am a qualified adult educator and I now run woodturning courses in my workshop. The tuition encompasses all aspects of turning from beginners to the more experienced turner who wishes to learn different techniques. I also teach thread chasing which is the art of cutting a thread in wood whilst the wood is rotating, not to be confused with just tapping a thread. I also work with pewter and bone and courses can be tailored to suit your needs. Book for a full day (with lunch included) a half day or just an hour or two. Bring your own tools and I will show you how to sharpen them. I am happy for you to contact me and discuss your woodturning needs.

Segmented turnings

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - September 30th, 2017

These are two pieces that I have made to take with me to the Irish Woodturners Guild seminar in October. The one on the left is made from Maple, Wenge , African Blackwood and Jarrah Burr.

The one on the right is made from Maple and Purple heart. Both of these pieces will be available for purchase

in Wiltshire Crafts of Lacock shop from 17th October 2017. Each is approx. 8 inches tall.


Latest news

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - January 30th, 2017

I am pleased to say that last year at the Annual General Meeting of the Register of Professional Turners, which is supported by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London, I became the third ever Chairman of the RPT. This is a great honour for me and now nearly one year on I am looking forward to hosting my first AGM as Chairman.

Recent photographs of me in the workshop

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - August 25th, 2015

inthe workshop 2in the workshop 1

Latest work

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - March 10th, 2014

112A nice piece of Burr Elm, turned and decorated with verdigris wax. Approx 8” diameter.

Wiltshire Crafts Lacock

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - March 8th, 2014

Wiltshire crafts Lacock

You are invited to attend

Meet the makers day

19th April 2014


Manger Barn


Come and visit the members of Wiltshire crafts Lacock and see them demonstrating their crafts live.

Turned form

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - March 8th, 2014


White pierced bowl

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - March 3rd, 2014

White Pierced Bowl

Latest work

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - March 25th, 2013

Here is a plate in Olive Ash, about 7 inches across. The middle is raised to give a central “Boss” and the edge is textured and stained.


009This piece is made from Maple with a Paisley design, hand drawn and coloured.

In the News: Renovated Town Crier Bell

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - June 20th, 2010

“The bell-ringing prowess of Trowbridge’s town crier has been reinvigorated after local woodturners fashioned him a new handle for his bell after the old one cracked.”

Full article can be read here