What happens in this class?

At the London Greenwood workshop you will use a foot powered "pole lathe" to turn your own wooden bowl from locally grown green wood. Using just two simple turning tools and powering your lathe by foot you will create a functional wooden bowl to take home with you. We will also talk about drying, oiling and caring for your bowl as well as selecting materials, tool use, sharpening and how to continue. We will be working outdoors in all weather but we'll stay dry and there will be a fire if gets it chilly.

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Things to remember

Dress for the weather Sensible footware, no sandals or bare feet Bring a packed lunch (food avilable nearby) Tea and coffee are provided, please bring your own reusable mug as a covid safe measure. There is also a cafe onsite.

Latest Reviews
5(14 reviews)
Jeff Jackson - June 7th
I really enjoyed the day, the the process and technique were explained very well and I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning an ancient craft.
Rachel Alabaster - May 17th
It was a fantastic day. Really well taught by lovely guys. Will definitely be coming back! Thanks to all.
Keith Clarke - May 17th
Great day with excellent teaching and lots of fun
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Booking Options
7 hour class
1 class

COVID-19 Secure

This class is COVID-19 Secure. Find out what this means here.

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Age Requirement


Class Location
Hackney City Farm
Hackney City Farm 1a Goldsmiths Row London
E2 8QA
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