Terry Vaughan crafts classes in London
Terry Vaughan crafts classes in London

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Terry Vaughan

7 reviews
7 reviews

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 sees it, it reminds him just how bad a wooden bowl can be! Later, with a better lathe and more experience, he began to make better bowls, which he now sells online. Making for sale develops technical skills, and also improve the turner’s ‘eye’.

Terry is passionate about woodturning and, though new to Obby, he has taught the craft for a number of years. His classes are very popular and he is proud of their consistently great reviews.

You can see his work and check those reviews at https://turnedwoodenbowls.co.uk

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Baoyan
3 Nov
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!
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Tak
3 Nov
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.
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Arnau
28 Nov
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!
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Sophie
7 Jan
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!

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Baoyan
3 Nov
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!
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Tak
3 Nov
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.
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Arnau
28 Nov
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!
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Sophie
7 Jan
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!
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Renan Altan
3 Nov
I had a wood turning class with Terry Vaughan last Sunday. It was a fantastic workshop. I enjoyed every moment and learned a lot. Terry was so helpful and encouraging while leaving you discover your talent. At the end of the workshop I felt very happy to accomplish turning a very nice teak bowl which I was dreaming for so long. I will definitely recommend to my friends to join one of the courses with Terry and I thank Obby too for this opportunity.
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Andrew
5 Nov
It was a really fun and informative class. Vaughan was very skilled and kind and the results were superb! I would recommend this to any beginners who want to learn woodworking and woodturning.
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Renan Altan
10 Jan
I have booked wood turning class second time with Terry again. This time we worked on a different shape rather than a conventional one. It turned out so good and thank Terry for encouraging me to try my own bowl. I use sycamore, the colour and the veins were perfect. It was a lovely experience. I would like to try again at the first availability.