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Autumn 2022: Wood Turning

Venue: Building Crafts College, London

Dates: This workshop ran on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 1st October 2022 until Saturday 15th  October 2022.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Woodturning is a unique form of woodworking that uses a tool called a lathe. In all other forms of woodworking, the wood is still, and it is the tool that is moving to create cuts. The lathe is a machine, originally invented over 3,000 years ago, that holds and rotates a material like wood or stone so that it can be quickly carved with sharp tools.

Working with Creative Dimension Trust tutor Patrick Lear, you will develop skills in this ancient but ever relevant craft.



This workshop will start daily at 10am and finish at approximately 4:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 16 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 5 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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