Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners

The Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners (GAW) was formed in 1991 and today has over 120 members.  We are a voluntary, non-profit making organisation which exists to promote woodturning in a friendly atmosphere.  We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Hucclecote Rugby Club in Gloucester and at most meetings we have a top class demonstrator.  New members and visitors are always welcome.

Next Meeting                                                          Big Lottery Logo

Wednesday 8th February at 7.30pm

Bryan Milham

Bryan specialises in making candlesticks and he demonstrates a wide range of techniques for making them. We may get lucky and see some of his exciting colouring techniques.
He should provide a really interesting evening and it will be  good to see his take on spindle turning techniques.


Also this month wood sale
(Next shop sale is in March)
Guests (£3) and new members always welcome.



 Last Month Meeting

January – Hands on evening


 Turn ‘n’ Win

From 2015 GAW is hosting Turn ‘n’ Win challenge.

2015/2016 year winner is:

Graham Parker

DSC_0283-1024x683For more details please check GAW Chalanges/Turn ‘n’ Win

The subjects for the next month is:
February – a Clock

Pagoda Box Collage


 The Len Thomas Novice Challenge

2015/2016 winner was announced at 2016 April meeting:

Graham Parker

DSC_0284-1024x683The next project for 2016/17 will be a platter, plan is available on Free Project Plans page.

For more details about this Challenge please go to GAW Challenges/The Len Thomas Novice Challenge


GAW Spring 2016 Newsletter

Please click the link below to open GAW’s Spring 2016 Newsletter.

Spring 2016.



  Beginners Courses at Down Hatherley Village Hall

To assist complete beginners GAW offer their novice members training sessions in basic turning which are held at Down Hatherley Village Hall. There are two courses, one in bowl turning and one in spindle turning.  Even if you have been on these courses before you are welcome to come back for a refresher course.

If you would  like to put your name down for the next course please see John Hawkswell or a committee member at the next monthly meeting or email John at –

Below are photos from a recent course.  Each student turned a bowl or dibber under the guidance of tutors who are experienced members of the Club.

More photos from this day can be found on our Facebook Page



Toolite – 10% Discount for GAW Members

Toolite of Mitcheldean are one of GAW sponsors and offer all GAW members a 10% discount on all their goods at any time. Please take your membership badge as proof of GAW membership.