Wood Turning Courses

Step into the workshop and let your creativity flow. I run practical one-day wood turning courses (and up to three days on request) to offer you a fantastic introduction to the art of designing, selecting timber and turning the wood. This is a wonderfully tactile, enjoyable experience and you will leave with a really nice piece you have crafted yourself.

£248.00 per person – Buy a Gift Voucher

We might do “between centres” work across the grain to create a spurtle, or go “through the end grain twice” to produce a bowl. Intrigued? Call me to find out more! There are only two places on each course so that I can give you maximum attention, and early booking is therefore advisable.

April – October

I run one course a month on average from April through to October. Contact me to find out more.


Buy a Gift Voucher

A gift voucher for a Colin Norgate Wood Turning Course makes a superb present. Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase.


Very many thanks Colin for a very enjoyable day with you wood-turning. Your quiet patience with my efforts were really appreciated. My bowl has now been sealed and is sitting as a conversation piece pending its next role : Fruit, porridge, Shreddies who knows!

Alec – Essex

Thanks for a great day, John and I enjoyed it immensely. Rediscovering the skills last used 50 years ago and ending up with a bowl to treasure.

Highly recommended and hope to catch up with you at your next trade fair.

George – Surrey

Just wanted to say thank you so much for a wonderful day yesterday! You are a brilliant and patient teacher, a true ‘enabler’! Thrilled with my two achievements! Dave, my husband, couldn’t believe his eyes! I had to “‘fess up” and tell him about all the help you gave me, but nonetheless, I was amazed at what I was able to achieve, albeit with guidance and help!


Just wanted to thank you your guidance and patience on our wood turning course today. I found it practical, educational and a really enjoyable way to spend the day. You've a great teaching style and a focus on the end results that really shows what can be achieved with some expert tuition and a little practice. Being completely new to wood turning it was much more than I was expecting to achieve in a short space of time.


Thank you so much for a really enjoyable and informative day yesterday. It has really got me inspired to do more and my bowl received good reviews from Clare and others. I even received an order for twenty of them!