I had a blast on Ben's course; I was a complete newbie to woodturning but he took the time to explain the key principles of how to work with green wood as well as a thorough look through the tools and equipment. We had plenty of time to mess around with all the implements to really get a lot pf practical experience and because the classes are kept small we had much one to one time with Ben who could watch us and point out useful tips. The relaxed and happy class definitely increased my interest to pick up more skills and return to the workshop, and Ben is a credit to his craft with an infectious attitude to green woodworking. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this class to anyone with a mind to learning about this wonderful ancient skill.
This is the second course I have been on run by Ben and I'm sure it won't be the last. The courses are small groups so there's lots of opportunity to get individual help during each session. Ben is a great teacher, very knowledgeable, patient and explains things well. Green wood working is very relaxing, enjoyable and addictive, I'd highly recommend this class!
I booked this for my husband as a gift and he has such a nice time. He's done some woodworking before but found the techniques in this class quite special, using no machine tools. The result is a lovely stool which we're very excited to use!
This was one of the best courses I've done. Ben is a brilliant teacher, the course is so hands on, and I'm so very proud of my stool. It's so good in fact, my dad has said he'll pay me to do the course again and make him one! I can't recommend it enough, no matter how much experience you do or don't have in woodworking.