Turning Workshops

with

GEOFF HANNIS, CELI McCUTCHEON, FLO HAMER & YOAV ELKAYAM

Workshop

Descriptions

Spend time at out wonderful Bristol workshop discovering how to turn wooden objects on the pole lathe. Three different turning courses are offered:

  • A one-day course entitled ‘Introduction to Green Woodwork’ which will cover splitting, axing and drawkniving wood as well as using the pole lathe to spindle turn objects such as dibbers or potato mashers. (Tutor: Geoff Hannis or Celi McCutcheon)
  • Beginners Bowl turning courses using the pole lathe. A more physically demanding day than spindle turning, but still suitable for beginners. (Tutor: Geoff Hannis, Flo Hamer or Celi McCutcheon)
  • One Day Improvers Bowl turning courses using the pole lathe. A chance to improve on certain aspects of bowl turning that you’re finding tricky. (Tutor: Geoff Hannis or Flo Hamer)
  • Two Day Improvers Bowl turning courses using the pole lathe. A longer chance to improve on your bowl turning. Suitable for a range of people from those who have only turned one bowl, to those who have been turning for a while and want to understand how to reach the next level. (Tutor: Geoff Hannis or Flo Hamer)
  • Plate turning courses using the pole lathe. Suitable for pole lathe turners who have made at least one bowl. (Tutor: Geoff Hannis)
  • Beginners Endgrain Cup Turning courses using the pole lathe. Suitable for both complete beginners and experienced turners to learn new skills and improve on existing ones. (Tutor: Yoav Elkayam)
  • Endgrain Friction Fit Box Turning courses using the pole lathe. Suitable for turners who have made at least one cup. (Tutor: Yoav Elkayam)

Please view available courses on the calendar below and click on each for more details of course content.

Booking

About

Geoff Hannis

Geoff (@geoffhannis) has always been fascinated with working wood, however it wasn’t until 2018 that he discovered the joy of working green wood through the Cherry Wood Project and the Somerset Bodgers at Tyntesfield House. Having learnt from some of the best craftspeople in the country, he is delighted to offer courses in both spindle turning and bowl turning at Grow Wilder.

Geoff Hannis

About

Celi McCutcheon

Celi (@grownandmadewoodcraft) has been working with green wood for 11 years including completing an apprenticeship in woodland management and teaching green woodworking at the Cherry Wood Project near Bath. She is focused on making small useful items on the poles lathe, but is all about the connection between trees and the end product and enjoys all areas of woodland crafts and woodland management. She is a member of the craft council and the heritage craft association. You can read more about her work on her website.

Celi McCutcheon

About

Flo Hamer

Flo (@flohamer ) is a traditional craftswoman specialising in green woodworking, bowl turning and basketry. She loves working with natural materials using traditional techniques. Having discovered her love for pole lathe bowl turning for four years she now takes great pride in being able to introduce this wonderful craft to new people.

Flo has a background in carpentry and timber framing, after completing a natural building course she went on to build she own ‘tiny house on wheels’. Over the last few years Flo has been working with basket maker Annemarie O’Sullivan, and Windsor chair maker Jason Mosseri. She has recently been awarded funding from the Worshipful Company of Turners and has been forging new sets of turning hook tools, for teaching.

You can read more about her work on her website.

Flo Hamer

About

Yoav Elkayam

Yoav (@yoav.kafets ) has been a full time maker and tutor for the past ten years, as well as running the Woodland Makers workshop and co-running the Bowl Gathering. He’s helped hundreds of people turn their first items on the pole lathe and always feel grateful for the opportunity to share space and skills with others. He’s passionate about pushing the boundaries of these simple tools and creating beautiful every day objects as seen on his website.

Yoav Elkayam