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.

Irish Woodturning Guild seminar

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - October 24th, 2017

I was so excited to be attending the IWG seminar that I forgot to take any pictures. It was a fantastic weekend and I made loads of new friends. If you ever get the chance to go to Ireland and attend the seminar I can assure you that you will enjoy it. I did 3 demonstrations twice over the weekend so it was hard work but so much fun. Meant to fly home on the Monday but because of a storm called Ophelia my flight was cancelled so I flew home Tuesday.

Check here after the weekend for pictures of the work I was turning during the demos and have now finished.

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.


The Wonders of Woodturning

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - April 15th, 2017

To help celebrate the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain I will be giving a talk in Trowbridge Town Hall on 18th May.

Go to Town Hall Arts for more information

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.

AWGB Contemporary Woodturning Exhibition – Trowbridge Town Hall

by Administrator - November 5th, 2015

This exhibition has finished but I will keep this video up for others to see.

Recent photographs of me in the workshop

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - August 25th, 2015

inthe workshop 2in the workshop 1

Three items that can be seen at the Contemporary woodturning exhibition at Trowbridge town hall until 10 Oct 2015

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - July 22nd, 2015
part of a new series

part of a new series

Reconstructed bowl with added string

Reconstructed bowl with added string

The last of the three

The last of the three

Meet the Makers day

by The Bowler Hatted Turner - April 14th, 2014

Wiltshire crafts Lacock are holding their second “Meet the Makers”day at Manger Barn in the National Trust Village of Lacock in Wiltshire on 19th April.

We will be open from 10am. to 5pm. Come and see the artists and craftsmen and women in action.

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.