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Courses & Instruction

DIRECTORY OF TEACHERS & INSTRUCTORS
The instructors listed below offer tuition in various branches of woodwork.  They are listed here without qualification and we would always recommend that you seek further information before making any bookings.  Whenever possible, talk to former students at the courses and, if possible, talk to the instructor and ensure that you are compatible in attitude and outlook: the learning experience should be enjoyable as well as rewarding.

If you provide tuition in any branch of woodworking and are not yet mentioned on these pages, please e-mail your name, postal address/location and telephone number and we will add you to the lists.

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WOODTURNING INSTRUCTORS - UK

Agar, Nick

Woodturning courses in Devon at South Hams School of Woodturning, Riverside Farm, East Cornworthy, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7HF.  www.turningintoart.com

07974 829120

Arnull, Nick

Norwich, Norfolk

01603 710722

Barnes, Richard

Burcot Forge, 338 Alcester Road, Burcot, Bromsgrove B60 1BH

01527-570128

John Berkeley

11 Faringdon Avenue, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. LE17 4DJ. 

01455 557398

Bridger, Pau

53 Harefield Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex.  UB8 1PH

01895-255937

Booth, Graham

14 Loder Avenue, South Bretton, Peterborough PE3 9AB, Website

01733-331203

BUFFARD, Gilbert

Au Coeur de l'Arbre, 71460 Champagny-sous-Uxelles, (Burgundy), France,
(Tuition carried out English or French, to suit student) 
Website

+33 3 85925976

Care, Bill

Woodturning courses in rural Suffolk.

01359 268190

Chapman, Bob

Woodturning tuition in Yorkshire.  www.bobchapman.co.uk

01274 770617

Clewes, Jimmy

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   Website

+1 702 387 2033

Coe, Roy

The Chestnuts, Justioce Wood, Polstead, Nr. Hadleigh, Suffolk  CO6 5DH

01787-211539

Farrow, Ted

Chichester, West Sussex

01243-527242

Firmager, Melvyn

Nut Tee Farm, Stoughton Cross, Wedmore, Somerset.  BS28 4QP

01934-712404

Hancock, Mark

The Forge, The Estate Yard, Glanusk Park, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1LP.   Website

07747-195404

Hanlon, David

Amerton Farm, Stowe-by-Chartley, Stafford.  ST18 0LA

01889-271193

Hannam, Brian

Unit 7, Viables Craft Centre, Harrow Way, Basingstoke.  RG22 4BJ

01256-811911

Hanson, Steve

The Turning Tree, Hazlemere, Surrey

01428-652121

Harrison, Harold

Eden House, Ivegill, Nr. Carlisle, CA4 0PJ.  www.woodturningcumbria.co.uk

01697 476528

Kaye, Tobias

10 Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0LS

01364-642837

Mather, Dick

Woodseaves, Upper Wraxall, Chippenham, Wilts. SN14 7AG  www.matherwood.co.uk

01225-891379

Mullins, Maurice

Whelpo Farm, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria.  CA7 8HQ

016974-78645

Neate, Ivan

Woodturning activity holidays in France.  46300 Le Vigan, France.    website

+33 565 413904
01453 882247

Paisley, John

Kirkbeag Craft, Kincraig, Inverness-shire, Scotland

01540-651298

Poston, Neil

46 Littell Tweed, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6SH

01245-469873

Reeks, Dave

Penang Lodge, Hassell Street, Hastingleigh, Ashford, Kent. TN25 5JE www.davereeks.co.uk

01233-750316

Rea, Tony

31 Drumaness Road, Ballynahinch, County Down, N. Ireland.  BT24 8LT

01238-563863

Ridler, Paul

10 Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0LS

01364-642837

Sherwin, Reg

Avoncraft Museum of Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcs.  B60 4JR

01332 755799

Shropshire Woodturning Centre

Harlescott Barns, Harlescott Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire  SY1 3SZ

01743-441020

Slack, Reg

Saracens Head Coaching Yard, Brailsford, Derbyshire

01335-360829

Springbok Crafts

Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden, Surrey

0181-542-1215

Thorne, Les

The Dairy, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9EB.  Website

0845-458 0089

West Dean College

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex.  (Woodworking, woodturning, carving, restoration courses)

01691-718888

WOODCARVING INSTRUCTORS - UK

Cooper, Jim

238/239 The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AA.  www.woodcarver-birmingham.freeserve.co.uk

0121-773-2246

Drion, Eric

24 The Bayle, Folkestone, Kent.  CT20 1SQ

01303-250663

Gertner, Zoë

Deans Cottage, Bagley, Wedmore, Somerset.  BS28 4TD

01934-712679

Hanson. Tom

5 Marnel Drive, Pentre, Deeside, Flintshire CH5 2AE. (Also Stickmaking)

01244-830325

Heathcote-Walker, Ted

The Cottage, Gomersal House, Lower Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire. BD19 4HY

01274-877498

Hutchinson, Dave

The Byre Workshop, TerrySide, Lairg, Sutherland, Scotland IV27 4DL.

01549-402383

Mould, Glyn

The Craft Studios, 43 Main Street, Woodnewton, Peterborough PE8 5EB

01780-470866

Norbury, Ian

White Knight Gallery, 28 Painswick Road, Cheltenham, Gloucs.  GL50 2HA

01242-238582

Old School Arts W'shop

Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire.  DL8 4QG

01969-623056

Speers, Alex

Craft Studio, Crosby, Isle of Man.  IM4 4BR

01624-851784

West Dean College

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex.  (Woodworking, woodturning, carving, restoration courses)

01691-718888

White, John

39 Sunfield Road, Moreton, Wirral, Merseyside L46 8UL.

0151-678-3405

WOODWORKING INSTRUCTION & COURSES - UK
(Courses listed are in furniture-making, box-making, cabinet-making, restoration and/or general woodworking, except as noted)

Abbot, Mike

Green Wood Cottage, Halmonds Frome, Bishops Frome, Worcester, WR6 5AS
(All aspects of green woodworking)

01531-640005

Arnold, Chris

Barn House, Linton, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire  HR9 7RS

01989-720378

Basford Hall College

Stockhill Lane, Basford, Nottingham  NG6 0NB

0115-9244123

Basingstoke College of Technology

Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hants  RG21 8TN (Routing)

01256-54141 ext 226

Bishop, Wynn

The Workshop, Bishops Wynd, Market Place, Middleham, Leyburn, Yorkshire DL8 4NP

01969-622418

Buckinghamshire Coll.

Faculty of Design, Buckinghamshire College, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Bucks.  HP11 2JZ

01494-522141

Charlesworth, David

Harton Manor, Hartland, Bideford, Devon  www.davidcharlesworth.co.uk

01237-441288

Crawford, Andrew

Box Making in the Shropshire Hills with Andrew Crawford. Find tuition info at  www.box-making.com.  Or for more information on boxes, sales gallery etc. www.fine-boxes.com

01694-781318
07939-541627

Cumbria Institute of the Arts

2 year Foundation degree in Furniture Making.  www.cumbria.ac.uk

n/a

Cottage Woodcraft

Enrick Cottage, Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV3 6TZ  (Chairmaking & country furniture)

01456-450423

Davies, Richard M

RMD Furniture, Crann Faibhile, The Mound, Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland, IV25 3JF.  www.rmd-furniture.co.uk

01408-634052

Denaro, Philip

38, Weardale Crescent, Old Penshaw, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 7RS

0191-584-9375

Eaglescliffe Woodcrafts

Cleveland, Co. Durham.  (Routing Courses)

01642-786449

Elderton, Richard

Home Farm, Mill Lane, Hawkley, Liss, Hants.  GU33 6NU.     www.relderton.co.uk

01420-538374

Faulkner, Christopher

Ashridge Barn, Dartington, Totnes, Devon  TQ9 6EW  www.chrisfaulkner.co.uk

01803-862861

David Gollin

19 Wildburn Close, Calmore, Southampton, Hants. SO40 2SG.  (Carpentry, Joinery and Wood Machining).

02380 668491

Green Wood Trust, The

Station Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire.  TF8 7DR  (Green woodworking)

01952-432769

Harrison, Richard

The Wood Workshop, 7-8 Redhills Business Park, Penrith, Cumbria. CA11 0DT Web:  www.woodworkshop.co.uk

01768-899895

Hicks, Graham

20 Paston Road,  Mundesley-on-sea, Norfolk NR11 8BN  (French Polishing)

01263-721146

Highbury College

Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants  PO6 2SA

01705-283773

Hutchinson, Dave

The Byre Workshop, TerrySide, Lairg, Sutherland, Scotland IV27 4DL. (Vernacular furniture-making, woodcarving: also painting and sculpture)

01549-402383

Langside College

Jim Kennedy , Langside College, 50 Prospecthill Road, Glasgow, G49 9LB.

0141-649-4991

Loy, Parkin

Toigh an Fhraoich, Hartmount, Tain, Ross-shire  IV19 1NQ

0186-284-2511

Luckhurst, Bruce

Little Surrenden Workshop, Bethersden, Kent TN36 3BG
Website:
www.bruceluckhurst.co.uk

01233-820589

Midland School of French Polishing

18A Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham  NG16 3AQ

01773-531157

Oaklands College

St. Albans City Campus, St. Peters Road, St. Albans, Herts.  AL1 3RX

01727-847070 ext 2192

Parnham Trust

Karen Bull, The Parnham Trust, Parnham House, Beaminster, Dorset.  DT8 3NA

01308-862204

Savage, David

Rowden Farm, Shebbear, Devon.  EX21 5RE
Website: 
www.finefurnituremaker.com

01409-281579

School of  Antique Furniture & Restoration

Cross Halving, Best Beech, Wadhurst, Sussex TN5 6JT

01892-782163

Scott, Michael

Popes, Shillingford, Nr. Bampton, Tiverton, Devon  EX16 9BP

01398-331999

Taylor, Alan

Thurrock College, Woodview, Grays, Essex.  (NVQ Carpentry & Joinery, Furniture Restoration, Basic Woodwork, Fixed & Portable WoodMachining)

01375-391199 or 01375-365626

Tewkesbury Saw Co.

Newtown Trading Estate, Tekesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 8JG  (Courses in safe use of woodworking machinery.)  www.tewkesburysaw.co.uk

01684-293092

Thackray, Tom

Windsor Chairmaker, Tindale Bank Workshop, Haxey, Nr. Doncaster  DN9 2NW

01427-891063

Ward, Fred & Sheila

Campions, Buzzacott Lane, Combe Martin, Devon, EX34 0NL

01271-882626

Waterhouse & Barstow, Alan & Phillippa

Unit H3, Newton Business Park, Talbot Road, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 4UQ  (French Polishing Courses)

0161 368 4075

Watts, Mike

Park House, Lower Park Road, Braunton, North Devon  EX33 2HJ

01271-813994

Weald & Downland Museum

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, Chichester, W. Sussex. (Courses, pole lathe turning; bentwood chairmaking; basic woodworking; timber framing; timber conversion.)

01243-811464

West Dean College

West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex.  (Woodworking, woodturning, carving, restoration courses)

01243-811301

Windsor Workshop, The

James Mursell, The Windsor Workshop, Churchfield farm, West Chiltington, Pulborough, West Sessex, RH20 2JW.  (Windsor chairmaking courses.)

01798-815925

Stewart Whitehead

Fron Derw, Pontfadog, Llangollen, LL20 7AH  (Green woodworking, coppice crafts, yurt-making!)

01691-718888

Wiston Projects School

The Old School, Wiston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 4PS

01437-731579

Woodland Skills Centre

The Church Hall, Llanafan, Builth Wells, Powys.  LD2 3PN  (Woodland courses)
Websute: www.greenwoodworking.co.uk

01597-860469

Please mention these web pages when contacting course organisers and instructors.

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