Book a Woodturning Class for One – Make your own wooden bowl

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)



You can enroll on a woodturning class for one person here. The class provides excellent value. No previous experience is necessary, and as the only student, you will benefit from true one-to-one tuition. You will be able to work at your own pace to complete a beautiful wooden bowl to take away. Light refreshments are provided. Check the reviews here to see what people say about these classes! Go to my tuition page for further information and more reviews.

Arranging the date and time

After payment, please contact me by phone or email to reserve a date and time for the class. You can do that now, or leave it till later if you wish. I shall send you some course notes, but don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about the class or the booking.

Woodturning class gift voucher

If you want to give someone else the experience of making their own bowl, I can email you a gift voucher to print and present to them. I am happy for a partner to come along to offer encouragement and admiration as the turner works, and to help eat the biscuits. There is no extra charge for people not actually taking the class. If you want to bring a second person to take part in the class and make a bowl, please book a class for two people. 

The booking is valid indefinitely. If the class has to be cancelled for any reason, it can be rescheduled or the cost can be refunded.

13 reviews for Book a Woodturning Class for One – Make your own wooden bowl

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacques Mizan (verified owner)

    “I have just done a one to one bowl turning class with Terry. This was one of those unique experiences where you go in hoping to come away with something barely presentable and then come away with something simply stunning…and marvel at the fact that you did it ! Terry is a wonderful teacher. Patient, informative, and burning with infectious enthusiasm for the craft. Don’t hesitate – book the class and and set your world spinning (at 1500rpm!) “

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I had a great introduction into wood turning and took away a great looking bowl. Terry was very patient, gave really good instructions and has a great setup. I look forward to taking these new skills forward and practice them myself.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a fun way to spend the afternoon! I had a great time and now I have a great bowl!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elliot (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course. I had always been attracted to wood turning and I’m happy to report it was as fun and satisfying as I’d hoped it would be.

    Terry was very patient and an excellent teacher who was happy to answer the dozens of questions I had. Not only on the turning, but sourcing and preparing wood. He was very clear and really took me through the process well.

    I expected to be watching him for a lot of the time, but he ensures that all of the actual turning, sanding and finishing is done by the student.

    If you’re thinking about getting in to wood turning I highly recommend doing this course. Very good value for money.

    …And my bowl is great!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    A wonderful introduction to wood turning. Terry is an excellent teacher; calm, patient, generous and clear. Terry guided me through the process of crafting a quality bowl with just the right amount of explanation, encouragement and reassurance. I will definitely be recommending Terry’s classes, a fantastic experience in a well equipped workshop and a beautiful finished product to leave with. Terry’s expertise is reflected in the way he somehow enabled me to make a near perfect bowl! Many thanks,

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Graham Hall

    Time well spent!
    I have just been to Terry’s well equipped workshop on his ‘Introduction to Bowl Turning’ course. Having seen a woodturning demonstration at a craft fare and watched some YouTube videos I was keen to try some turning for myself. On the lookout for a new retirement hobby this was to help decide whether to invest in a small lathe and understand what other equipment would be required. The session with Terry was ideal as it was totally ‘hands on’ from selecting and mounting a bowl blank through deciding on shape, turning and finishing to ending up with an attractive Elm bowl. Terry’s instruction and guidance throughout was clear and informative so that I now have a much better idea of all the elements involved in this craft. I would certainly recommend one of these courses to a beginner and anyone looking to improve their woodturning skills.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Deb Clark (verified owner)

    I am totally new to woodturning but Terry guided me through each and every step; discussing techniques and eventual outcomes; and allowing me (a total novice) to truly “own” my bowl. I had a lovely afternoon learning about something that has fascinated me from afar, and I am amazed that in that short time I was able to produce a beautiful oak bowl, of which, I am extremely proud! I would thoroughly recommend an afternoon with Terry. I doubt it is possible to find a better introduction to such a lovely craft.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Staden

    To start the afternoon with no experience and a slice of a tree then walk out a few hours later with a finished bowl was was fascinating and very satisfying – a great Christmas present from my wife. With Terry’s guidance you see a beautiful bowl (well I thought it was!) emerge over a few hours of patient tuition. I would recommend it to anyone.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannon (verified owner)

    This is an amazing opportunity for one on one instruction in a shop with every tool you could possibly need for the craft. Terry is not only extremely knowledgeable, he is also passionate about woodturning as well as a great teacher. He encourages you to feel how things are progressing for yourself, so you end up with more confidence than you might have thought possible if woodturning was totally new to you. But most impressively, Terry guides you every step of the way to an amazing turned bowl. I can’t believe I made such a beautiful thing, but I did. I did. And it is an unforgetable memory and souvenir – as well as a thorough introduction to an amazing new craft.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastic throughly enjoy my afternoon session with Terry. Just got back from my session with Terry, very good instructor teacher i done a bit of woodturning in the past about 15-18 years ago and I was looking to get back to it needed to take some lesson or two to get my confidence back took a chance with Terry having came across is website and being base in London.
    I must say the best decision I’ve made , learn how to properly sharpen my tools with confidence, turning a bowl from start to finish without a catch out of this world fantastic, I would highly recommend Terry.
    Terry thank you again

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Gold (verified owner)

    This was a long and intense day of bowl turning tuition. It was just what I needed and even more rewarding on a one to one basis. Terry was always very patient and willing to stop at anytime to explain each process and to allow me to take photographs.
    Its a skill that cannot be mastered in one day. A bit like learning to drive, the more you get into it the worse it gets, or so it seems at the time. So apart from practicing in the workshops at my school a return visit at some time is a must.
    Yes definitely value for money. Thank you.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Phil Gamble

    Absolutely brilliant afternoon making my bowl. Having never tried turning before the expertise of a Terry on a one to one basis was incredible.
    I’m now hooked and wanting to get my own lathe as soon as possible, if anyone was thinking of giving wood turning a try or just to improve their ability I would highly recommend Terry.

  13. Tom

    Terry was an excellent teacher and patiently took me through turning a truly beautiful bowl in yew, with lovely figuring and defects in the block which resulted in an interesting turning experience and a finished piece full of character. He has excellent equipment and explained how to use a really wide variety of techniques, and barely touched the lathe himself, letting me do all the work under his experienced instructions. I found it a really rewarding afternoon, true craftsmanship and delicious biscuits.

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