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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureMake a wooden bowl - a great woodturning workshop for two
5(21 reviews)
Make your own beautiful wooden bowl at this woodturning workshop, suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some woodworking experience
Whetstone
£100 pp
7hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

This is a class for two. It's suitable for absolute beginners as well as people with some woodworking experience. You and a friend will each make your own wooden bowl. Terry Vaughan, a very experienced woodturner and a friendly, approachable tutor, will guide you through the process step by step. In turn, you will complete each step in the process. You will take breaks while your partner is working, but participate in the discussion, learning all the time. This is true one to one teaching. Terry will give you his undivided attention throughout the making of your bowl. The…

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Things to remember

You will need to tie back long hair and remove loose jewellery. Safety equipment, tools and materials and light refreshments are provided. There are no hidden charges. Don't forget your spectacles if you need them for close work! Parking is easy. The 125 bus runs from Totteridge and Whetstone…

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Latest Reviews
5(21 reviews)
Karina Hristova - October 13th
Terry was great at guiding my partner and me (complete beginners!) through the process of creating our first-ever wooden bowls! At the end of the day we created two lovely pieces we can be proud of and cherish forever. Thank you, Terry!
Geoff - July 11th
My son and I had a great day each turning an impressive professional looking bowls.The tuition from Terry was informative and friendly.
Claire - May 18th
My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this workshop! Terry was very knowledgeable, patient and talented, and guided us through the whole process expertly. We left the day with two unique beautiful bowls that we are very proud of!
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Age Requirement

12All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher
Teacher

Terry is a woodturner who lives and works in North London. He has been turning wood for over 40 years, and has a workshop studio filled with the scent of timber, part-finished bowls and the tools needed for his work.

Terry made his first wooden bowl at school. It was a long time ago, but he still has that bowl. Years later, he built his first woodturning lathe out of scrap steel, and with it made his second bowl from a bit of elm. He still has that bowl too. He keeps nails in it, and every time he…

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Class Location
Terry Vaughan
Whetstone
17 Ashbourne Avenue
N20 0AL
London
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Reviews

Karina Hristova - October 13th
Terry was great at guiding my partner and me (complete beginners!) through the process of creating our first-ever wooden bowls! At the end of the day we created two lovely pieces we can be proud of and cherish forever. Thank you, Terry!
Geoff - July 11th
My son and I had a great day each turning an impressive professional looking bowls.The tuition from Terry was informative and friendly.
Claire - May 18th
My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this workshop! Terry was very knowledgeable, patient and talented, and guided us through the whole process expertly. We left the day with two unique beautiful bowls that we are very proud of!
Niv - February 10th
My wife and i have spent a great afternoon with Terry making our bowls, it was great fun and Terry was a great teacher and host. We love our bowls and will certainly use them. very recommended!
Tracey - August 20th
The workshop was excellent. Terry was an brilliant teacher, very patient and clear, and our bowls turned out beautifully.
Leo - July 7th
Really enjoyed the course! We were both given great guidance and were able to create 2 awesome wooden bowls at the end!
Fiona - May 12th
My daughter and I had a joint class with Terry in May 2019. It was excellent. He was patient, friendly and helpful and we each came away with a beautiful bowl
Louis - April 14th
Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, thank you Terry.
Andrew - April 1st
For my girlfriend's birthday, I bought her the bowl making class for. 2 Terry is an excellent teacher and very patient. We'd never done any bowl turning before but Terry took us through every part of the process and promised we'd get a really nice bowl each at the end. This was definitely the case as the bowls are beautiful and impressed all my friends and family. The whole day lasts over 7 hours and includes lunch so definitely value for money. Couldn't recommend enough.
Peter sellars - March 25th
My daughter bought my wife and I a wooden bowl making course for two for my birthday. The day was truly excellent and exceeded our expectations. Terry’s workshop is fully equipped , spacious and professional. He made us feel very welcome and outlined what the day would involve , the safety features and areas that might be challenging to complete beginners and instils confidence. He had a great selection of wooden blocks to choose from and the many examples of his own work that are in the workshop are very inspiring. We were both truly amazed and delighted with our finished product. Many thanks Terry.
Ailsa - March 6th
I bought a one day wood turning class for my husband and I for his birthday present and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Terry informed us at the beginning of the day we would come away with two bowls that would be high quality and this was definitely the case despite having never attempted anything like this before. We took turns on the lathe using different tools and techniques to craft our bowls from teak and cherry and love the results. Will definitely come back to the craft at some point in the future and have recommended Terry to friends who were interested.
Robin - March 3rd
Starting as complete beginners my daughter and I learned how to make a wooden bowl each from scratch in a day. Terry has expert knowledge and he communicated this in a friendly and relaxed way at the right pace. We could select from a choice of woods; I decided on Ash and my daughter on Cherry. Taking turns at each stage, we both made a bowl to be proud of, finished to an impressively high standard. The workshop at Terry's home is an Aladdin's cave of top class turning equipment and craftwork. We highly recommend his class.
Ed - March 3rd
It was a fun and informative day. Terry is clearly very knowledgeable about his subject and a good teacher. I ended up with a very nice bowl and I'm keen to have another go at wood turning in the future.
Chris & Nick - March 1st
A really great day, with brilliant results. A unique present which we really enjoyed. Terry was very knowledgable, patient and ensured you really got to use all the tools correctly. Great 1 on 1 tuition Terry demonstrated great experience and enthusiasm for his skills. Really want to take our new skills further and Terry gave lots of advice on how to do this. Thanks for a great day. Love our bowls
Elizabeth Black - February 21st
We had a great time making bowls with Terry. He's an excellent teacher, very patient and really takes time to help you make sure your bowls are properly professionally finished. The day was enjoyable and informative, and we're so pleased with our bowls. I'd love to get a lathe now. We just need to get space for one first.
david - February 21st
I was given an introduction to wood turning for a Birthday present by my daughter. Thank you to Terry for such an interesting, challenging and fulfilling day, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and came away with two quite different and professional looking bowls (works of art) which are impressing all our friends. Terry is a massively experienced wood turner but still patient and thorough explaining all stages of the process including the necessary safety aspects working with a large and very impressive lathe. The bowls were totally our own work, but Terry made sure our work was up to spec by following our progress and offering gentle hints and tips as we worked. The day went so fast that I could do it all again.
Alisa - February 18th
What a fantastic experience! Terry was really good at explaining the various steps, patient and knowledgeable. Both my husband and I really enjoyed it and we are very proud of the two bowls we have created. Thank you Terry!
Sophie - January 7th
The workshop was brilliant. Terry was friendly, patient and very knowledgeable. I felt as though I learned a huge amount during the 7 our class. It was fun, interesting, just challenging enough and a great experience overall - and I made a beautiful bowl to take home, something to really feel proud of. Highly recommended!
Arnau - November 28th
I always wanted to try wood turning and this was an excellent opportunity. I highly recommend this workshop. Terry is an experienced teacher that guides you through the process explaining each step in detail. I also wanted to remark the top quality of the equipment Terry has, I really loved his shop. We are proud of our bowls. Thanks Terry!
Tak - November 3rd
Really lovely day, making a wooden bowl. Terry was a great teacher, who was very patient and informative. Carving into the wood and sanding down the wooden humps on the turning machine was so satisfying. Also, so nice have such a smooth feeling bowl at the end of the day.
Baoyan - November 3rd
It was a very fun day. I have learnt the technique of turning a piece of wood into a nice and smooth bowl in a day! I am very proud of my bowl! Terry is a super friendly, fun, patient and informative teacher. The workshop is really cool and relaxed. Highly recommended!