Beginners’ Courses

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.

Your tutor will be an experienced club member who has attended and passed an AWGB Tutor assessment and recognised as a AWGB approved trainer.

IMPORTANT. You must be a member of GAW to participate for insurance purposes.

Typical course consists of :-

  • Start 9am finish 3-4pm.
  • 2 pupils to 1 tutor.
  • Spindle turning will be to make a dibber (or similar)
  • bowl turning will make a bowl šŸ˜‰
  • Light lunch included
  • All for the cost of Ā£15
  • Limited places so booking early is recommended

2021 training dates are currently not available.

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