Having held several training posts in my army career, it was a natural progression to offer tuition in my second career as a wood turner. Deeply passionate about the craft myself, I have really enjoyed sharing this with others and giving them the opportunity to develop their own skills in this wonderful activity; it really is something anyone can try. My overriding aim is to ensure my students enjoy their experience and I therefore only offer one to one tuition which is specifically tailored to their wishes and skill level. All courses are run from my workshop in the Avon Valley approximately 13 miles North of Salisbury near the village of Enford.

Taster Sessions

I offer taster sessions of either a full or half day and everything is supplied (including wood, tools and protective equipment). Absolutely no previous experience in required, you will be shown how to use the various tools in a safe and controlled manner.

Continuation Training

For those with some previous turning experience I aim to deliver a bespoke course to fulfil your requirements, taking into account your abilities and skill level. I am happy to discuss any aspect of turning from workshop setup, equipment selection, tool sharpening to advanced techniques and everything in between.

Refreshments are provided on all courses and full day courses include a light lunch. I aim to ensure that everyone takes home a turned item that they have made during their course.


All courses are charged at £100 for half day and £200 for a full day.

Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions or you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail on 01980671321 or by email