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.

£320.00 per person (up to 2 people on course)  – Buy a Gift Voucher

£480.00 (Guaranteed 1:1 tuition for your course day) – Please Inquire 

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.


Many, many thanks for your time on Friday, which I found to be a really enjoyable day. Importantly, it has given me the confidence to get out on the lathe this weekend and produce something for the first time since inheriting the lathe five years ago.

Andrew – Clanfield (Hants)

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!