Woodturning classes

Studio Upper Aughrim

Pottery & Woodturning

Adult woodturning classes

In the woodturning classes each student has his or her own lathe to work on, the maximum number of students per class is five.

Each session is of two and a half hours duration. This guarantees individual teaching and gives the possibility for both beginners and advanced turners to work at their own pace. In a short period of time beginners learn basic skills by making pieces like candle holders, wine goblets, mushrooms, lamps and bowls.
Experienced turners can enroll to further develop their skills to advanced items. Most of the timbers used are sourced locally and dried properly to avoid cracks and distortion. Beech, cherry, oak, ash and yew are used to create well finished pieces with a beautiful and interesting grain which will show up even better after treatment with natural oils.
The course fees are inclusive of all materials and use of high quality equipment. For those who wish to set up or already have their own workshop, Christien will be pleased to advice on proper layout and the correct choice of lathe and tools.

Children’s Woodturning Classes

Christien is one of the few woodturners who teaches young children from the age of 9. In small groups they learn all the basic techniques with the emphasis on safety. They gain a lot of self confidence by starting with simple projects like candle holders, baseball bats and egg cups, but soon move on to more challenging projects like lamps, aeroplanes and bowls. Everybody will be impressed by the beautiful crafted presents made!
Christien van Bussel
Studio Upper Aughrim
Mob. 086 - 85 97 267
Tel./Fax. 0402 - 36 764
Thistle Cottage
Upper Aughrim
Aughrim, Co.Wicklow