Woodturning Clubs K to Z

Woodturning Clubs K to Z

The best way to learn woodturning is by benefiting from the experience of others. The following clubs are all very active and offer a great social side to add to your hobby. 
If you do not see a local club in our list here, try contacting The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) who have over 50 branches and many associated clubs, including those listed below.

Charnwood are not responsible for content on these sites.

 



Kent - Kent Woodturners

The purpose of the club is to share turning skills and exchange ideas and experience, Develop the abilities of woodturners at all levels, Support charitable organisations, Bring top professionals to share knowledge and ideas. Five lathes are available for members use at our regular Hands-On meetings. A library of books, videos, DVDs and tools are also available for members to borrow

Meetings are held on 1st Tues and 3rd Sats at The Friars, Aylesford, Kent.

For more information visit www.kentwoodturners.com

 



Lancashire - Pendle Woodturners and Carvers

We are a group of men and women of all ages who share a passion for wood. We work in partnership with this wonderful medium to create objects that are both useful and decorative. Beginners and improvers are especially welcome. Come and join us and discover your creativity.

  • Free, hands on, woodturning tuition on club lathes
  • Loan of books and DVD's
  • Friendly advice on all aspects of woodturning and carving
  • The opportunity to exhibit at Craft Fairs
  • Home made cake and brew
  • Demonstrations by professional turners

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Lancashire - Red Rose Turning Club

The main purpose of the club is to foster interest in woodturning and to help members improve their skill in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. We meet at 7.00pm on the third Monday of each month at the Bilsborrow Village Hall, Bilsborrow, near Preston.

So what does the club have to offer?
  • Monthly demonstrations by local, national and international Woodturners
  • Tuition given to beginners by our more experienced members on special evenings.
  • Monthly competitions to improve standards
  • Club clinics to discuss and resolve problems.
  • Discount on tools and timber from local suppliers
  • Exhibition and sale of members work at Craft Fairs and Art Exhibitions
  • Organised trips or car sharing to major exhibitions
  • Full day seminars (Saturday)
  • Affiliation to the Northern Federation of Woodturning Groups
  • Plus, most importantly, the opportunity to chat with fellow woodturners to swap ideas, tips and advice

Come out of the shed, join in and share your interest with others!

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Lancashire - Trafford & District Woodcraft Club

The club was originally formed in November 1998 as The North Cheshire Woodworkers Club. Founder members Ron Reanney, Henry Milner and Frank Halstead held the first meeting in December with twelve members in total. Today the club enjoys the membership of 40 members.

Following a Millennium Festival award of £3194, the club changed its name to the Trafford & District Woodcraft club, and purchased various equipment.

In the early days, the club was fortunate enough to have the sole use of a room at Altrincham College of Arts. This was converted into a workshop housing all our equipment. After the redevelopment of the College, this room was demolished, however, due to the generosity of Mr P. Brooks (Head Teacher) and his predecessor, Miss M Lloyd, we have the continued use of a woodwork room within the college.

Club members meet every Monday evening at 7:00 PM, and work on their individual projects, drawing on each others experience and skills. On the first Monday of each month, we invite a demonstrator, or have a presentation from an expert in various fields. Previous events have included Woodturning, Marquetry, French Polishing and well known names such as Tracy Owen, Tony Wilson, John Berkely, Bob Neil and Ray Jones.

We are always looking for new members, and a warm welcome awaits anyone interested in Woodcrafts. Contact us now to find out details of our next event, or just come along to one of our meeting.

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Lancashire - West Pennine Woodturners

West Pennine Woodturners are based at Norden Methodist Chapel, Norden, nr Rochdale, Lancashire - not far from junction 20 off the M62.

Club meeting nights are the first Friday of every month, when guest turners are often in attendance, doors open at 7pm with a prompt start at 7.30pm. Additionally, the Club organises day long demonstrations approximately 4 times a year. We also hold regular hands-on sessions for Club Members to come along with any difficulties they are having - they will be guaranteed to go home with a tried and trusted resolution.

Items produced by Club members are often for sale, and the Club's stand can be found at Craft Fairs and Farmers Markets throughout the North West. Additionally, the Club Secretary can be contacted if you are after something special or cannot get to any of the events listed.

Membership of the Club is £22 annually, with a meeting fee of £1. Guests are welcome to attend.

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Leicestershire - Trent Valley Woodturners

A club for woodturners of all abilities who meet to discuss their interests, exchange ideas and to further the craft. Each month an evening meeting is held , usually with a guest demonstrator. In addition there are two all day "hands on" sessions in a month when members can use the various club lathes and equipment.

A quarterly magazine "Woodword" is distributed to each member. Coaching classes are held which allow non-members to learn the basics of woodturning, and members can improve their skills. Anyone interested should contact the Secretary for details.

The club opened a new workshop in 2015 adjacent to Kegworth Village Hall, Nottingham Road, Kegworth, Derby, DE74 2FH, near Junction 24 of the M1 motorway.

For more information visit www.trentvalleywoodturners.co.uk

 



Middlesex - Middlesex Woodturners Association

Middlesex Woodturners Association (MWA) is a club made up of members from a wide range of occupations and professions, with a range of expertise, from the non-turner to the professional turner. All have a common bond – the love of Wood in general and of woodturning in particular. The branch serves Middlesex but also draws members from other counties including Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Herts and other London boroughs.

MWA is also affiliated to the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain

We meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in the Gaelic Centre in Northolt. Access is easy being only a few yards from the Polish War Memorial intersection of the A40 with the A4180 to Ruislip.

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Mid Wales - Mid Wales Woodturners

Mid Wales Woodturners Club was founded in 1999 and now has over fifty members. The club meets ten times a year, usually on the third Sunday of the month, at Carno Community Centre. There is plenty of free parking at the Community Centre.

We have members of all ages - from 8 to 80 plus - and of all abilities, from complete beginners to respected experts. We are a friendly lot, and make new members very welcome.

Most meetings are demonstration days, where experienced professional woodturners demonstrate various aspects of woodturning. Members have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their own interests with an expert professional. Most demonstrators bring examples of their work, some bring specialist tools and woodturning supplies for sale.

We also arrange one or two ‘Hands On’ meetings each year. A number of lathes are available for people to use and try out different tools & techniques. Experienced club members are on hand to give advice and guidance.

Visitors are always welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact the Chairman, if you want to come and see for yourself, or if you would like more information.

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Norfolk - Norwich Woodturners

Welcome to the Internet home of The Norwich Woodturners. We are a group of enthusiasts from around the Norwich area who get together to chat, drink tea, eat biscuits, show off our work, exchange ideas, and watch demonstrations from other Woodturners.

We are a Club which is affiliated to the National Body of Woodturning in the UK today, The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain, better known as The AWGB. We meet on the first Friday of the month from 7.00 p.m. To 10 p.m. at The Senior Citizens Club, Recreation Ground Road, Sprowston,Norwich. NR7 8EW. Occasionally through the year we will have a full day event, either demonstration or show.

We produce a monthly Club Newsletter called ‘YewTurn’ giving updates of the past months events, pending events and other bits of information. Download a past edition from the Newsletter page.

We are a friendly bunch and all share a common interest. So if you are interested in Woodturning and want to find out more or are a seasoned Turner who would like some like-minded camaraderie.

Come and join us.

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Northamptonshire - Tudor Rose Woodturners 

The club was formed in the summer of 2001, as it was felt that there was a need for an AWGB branch in Northamptonshire. The club is now located at the Daventry Community Centre on Ashby Road, Daventry. The club is fortunate to have several professional turners in its ranks, all of whom are regular demonstrators.

At present meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, the doors opening at 7pm for a 7.15 start. The programme is based on demonstrations and lectures, and we hope that there will be something worth learning at each meeting. There is always time for socialising at the meetings, and the club is trying to build a strong and friendly identity. There is usually some wood, and some woodturning supplies on sale at meetings.

Our full day demonstration programme is intended to present the leading contemporary turners to both club members and a wider audience. An excellent quality buffet lunch is always on offer at these demonstrations, and is included in the price.

The Club continues to grow and accumulate its own equipment, and strives to present an ever-improving programme for its members.

For more information visit www.tudor-rose-turners.co.uk
or contact club secretary Malcolm Hill on 01327-872982 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



Northamptonshire - West Northants Woodturners

The Club exists to promote the art and skills of Woodturning and provides a friendly gathering of experienced and novice Woodturners, including several lady members.

Meetings are held regularly on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm in Weedon Village Hall, which has a large car park.

The usual meeting format is for a guest turner, or one of our experienced members, to demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. Some meetings are arranged for practical experience known as ' Hands On ' where members are able to take part, using one of the club's eight lathes.

Periodically we hold an all day Saturday event from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, and for these we usually invite professionals to demonstrate their own specialality.

For more information visit www.westnorthants.org

 



Oxfordshire - Didcot and District Woodturners

If you live or work within our  region and would like the help, support and companionship of fellow woodturners then we would welcome you to our club.  We meet monthly at the Village Hall, High Street, Harwell, Oxfordshire on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.  Interested participants, whom we like to think of as potential new members, are welcome to attend these meetings and your initial visits will be on a guest basis, so that you can "sound us out" before we ask you to join.  Junior members are welcome, provided they are at least 7 years of age, but those under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.  We encourage members of either gender and of any ethnic or religious background and of any nationality: equally you may be a beginner, an experienced turner or simply wanting to find out more about the craft before proceeding further - all who are interested in woodturning and who agree to abide by the Club's rules and constitution are welcome.   Please feel free to contact the committee, as listed below, if you would like further information or assistance.

Our program includes monthly demonstration evenings and "hands-on" evenings, a full list of which, for the current season, is shown on the website.

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Oxfordshire - Oxon Woodturners Club

We have been established for over 10 years as a focus for woodturners in and around Oxfordshire. With over 60 members we cover a wide range of experience and ages. Our meetings (second Thursday of every month) are informal and consist usually of demonstrations or club evenings. There is always something for both beginners and established turners; new members are always welcome.

We are delighted that the well-known turner Gary Rance is the Patron of our club. Gary is considered one of the fastest and most accurate production woodturners in the UK and is one of only a few whose income comes solely from woodturning. Gary has been a popular demonstrator at the club, combining infectious enthusiasm with pre-eminent skill,  and we look forward to a long and happy collaboration with him.

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Pembrookeshire - Pembrookeshire Woodturners

We are a group of people of varying competences sharing a common interest in woodturning of all sorts. We have expert demonstrations and generally enjoy sharing our knowledge and enthusiasm with others expert and novice alike. We are a friendly group of like minded people, so why not come along for a chat

We look forward to seeing you.

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Somerset - Avon & Bristol Woodturners

Avon & Bristol Woodturners monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at St. Theresa's Church Hall, Gloucester Road North, Filton, Bristol.  Non members are welcome. 

The Max Carey Woodturning Trust is fully equipped workshop facility available to all members. This workshop has over 20 lathes and tuition is also available.
Members are welcome to use the facilities of The Trust situated at ' The Mill ' found at the rear of 35, High Street, Portishead.

Non members are welcome to visit to assess if they wish to join, all will be made welcome. The Trust is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 4.30pm. Free parking is available in Roath Road, off High Street and only a few minutes walk away,

For more information visit www.avon-and-bristol-woodturners.org.uk

 



Somerset - Burnham on Sea Woodturning Club

The Objective of the Club, is to raise the profile of woodturning in South Somerset with a hands on practical approach.

Members will be able to develop their woodturning skills and knowledge through the regular monthly meetings. Subjects being covered at the meeting with include items such as, health and safety, the use of tools and wood technology, how to develop creative/artistic turning, among many other subjects that will help new or experienced woodturners to develop in a friendly safe environment.

Club meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month.At the Community Hall Berrow Road, Burnham On Sea.

For more information visit www.burnham-on-sea-wtc.co.uk

 



Somerset - Martock and District Woodturners

The Martock and District Woodturners, are a small friendly club with a vibrant outlook. They have on average two meetings each month, one of which usually has a well-known demonstrator during the evening. The other is termed a “hands on” evening at which various topics are discussed and practised on the lathes.
The club meets at Yandles and Sons Timber Merchants at Martock and at Ash pavilion. Club night meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday in the month, the “hands on“evenings are held on the second Tuesday of the month except for April and September when Yandles hold shows.

http://www.communigate.co.uk/twc/martockturners/index.phtml

http://www.madturners.co.uk/

 



Somerset - Weston Woodturning Circle

The Weston Woodturning Circle was formed in November 2002 to bring people together from North Somerset and surrounding areas, who have an interest in woodturning and associated activities. Men women and young people (10 years +) are all welcome to join.

The purpose of the club is to foster the art of woodturning, promote woodturning amongst fellow turners and the public and to develop skills within the membership to encourage all to progress within a social and mutually supportive environment.

There is a wide range of experience throughout the club; from those just starting who have no equipment, to those who have been turning for many years.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at Weston-super-Mare Football Club,Witerstoke Road W-S-M.

http://weston-woodturningcircle.co.uk/

 



South Yorkshire - Sheffield Woodturning club

The Sheffield Woodturning club provides a place for those with an interest in this fascinating hobby to meet on a regular basis and share experiences, see professionals at work and learn from those with more experience and skill. You can see the type of things we make in our gallery pages.
We meet at the Wood Lane Countryside Centre, Stannington, on the second Thursday each month for a professional demo and then usually on the fourth Thursday for what we call our "Hands-on" evening - please see programme for full details.
Our club can offer you:-
• Monthly demos by a professional turner
• Monthly club nights where members can 'have a go' on our club lathes
• Discount on a range of woodturning products and materials is available most months
• Elston Sawmill join us every couple of months with some great value timber - see programme
• Full Day seminars
• The club has Public Liability insurance cover, and members are insured whilst engaged in club activities.
• A great group of people who are keen to 'talk wood' and pass on ideas, tips and general advice to newcomers. Oh, and we do a great line in tea & biscuits!
http://wwwsheffieldwoodturningclub.org.uk/

 



South Suffolk – Chestnuts Woodturners

We are a small branch which meets in the ancient town of Hadleigh Suffolk on the third Thursday of the month in the Community Hall Duke Street and would be pleased to see any other woodturners who visit the town. Membership is open to any woodturner. Please contact Tom Parker 01473 827328
http://www.chestnutswood.co.uk/

 



Staffordshire – Mid Staffs Woodturners Association

We are a club with a membership of approximately 50 members practising and interested in the art and craft of woodturning.
Regular meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at Etching Village Hall. Meetings start at 7.00pm.
The club is equipped with its own lathe and video system. so that everybody can clearly see the turning process.
The club is fully insured through the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain, to whom we are affiliated.
Meetings usually take the form of a demonstration, most often by a professional woodturner, but sometimes by one of the more experienced club members. The opportunity exists for questions to the demonstrators, but in addition with the spirit of camaraderie that exists among members, help and advice for those who are new to the craft can always be obtained from the more experienced turners.

http://www.mswa.co.uk/

 



Staffordshire – Staffordshire and South Cheshire Woodturners Association

Hello and welcome to Staffordshire and South Cheshire Woodturners Association. We are currently celebrating our 20th year as a club. We meet every second Thursday of the month and pride ourselves on being a very friendly club. Why not you come along for a natter with some like-minded people. Our club address is 'Senior Citizens Centre, Hanover Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffs ST5 1AU'.The SSCWA website first appeared in 2007, and was then updated in October 2008. It provides lots of information about the club, including links, photos, and all the latest news and events.

http://www.sscwa.co.uk/

 



Staffordshire – West Midlands Woodturners

The Branch is made up of members from a wide range of occupations and professions, with a range of expertise, from the non-turner to the professional turner. All have a common bond – the love of Wood in general and of woodturning in particular.

Our regular meetings are held every four to six weeks during school terms on a Sunday afternoon between 2pm and 5pm at Water Orton Primary School, Vicarage Lane, Water Orton. There is no branch membership fee although a charge is made to cover the costs of the meeting.

At many of our meetings we have a visiting speaker or demonstrator. We also at times have full day demonstrations. Invitations are also received from other local branches to join with their activities.

The aim of the branch is to create in its meetings an atmosphere of friendly informality and promote the art and craftsmanship of the woodturner.

If you are not a member of the National Association an invitation is extended to you to attend TWO branch meetings before you make that decision, after which you must be a fully paid up National member to attend further meetings.
http://www.wmwoodturners.org.uk/

 



Strathclyde – Strathclyde Woodturners

Strathclyde Woodturners was formed in 2002 and is affiliated to the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.
Amongst other aims, our constitution seeks to foster a greater awareness of the Turners’ Art & Craft, and to promote the art of Woodturning amongst both Woodturners and the General Public. Consequently we have held, and will in the future, hold public demonstrations and exhibitions.
At various times we have been invited to participate in various woodland related events, where we demonstrate woodturning, and give hands-on experience. We have also been approached by other bodies, e.g. organisations for the physically disabled, such as the ALPHA Project, also the Scottish Prison Service, to provide assistance in training, rehabilitation etc.
Our present membership, which is open to all and includes members from as far afield as the Firth of Clyde, the Firth of Forth and Perthshire is now over 30. The number of persons attending our monthly meetings in Lenzie averages 20.

http://www.strathclydewoodturners.co.uk/

 



Surrey – Cheam Woodturners Association

Welcome to the Cheam Woodturners Association affiliated to The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain. The CWA was formed in October 1999 to promote the art & craft of Woodturning in the South London / North Surrey area. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Elmcroft Community Centre, 570 London Road (A24), North Cheam, (next to Sainsbury's supermarket.) at 7.30 pm.

http://www.cheamturners.co.uk/

 



Warwickshire – Heart of England Woodturners

The Heart of England Woodturners is a woodturning club based in Stratford upon Avon, in the Midlands. We are an affiliated branch of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain. This means that when you join the HOE you can also become a member of the AWGB, the only UK national body devoted to woodturning. More details can be found about the AWGB can be found via the links page. If you have arrived here because you are interested in woodturning, and are local, a very warm welcome will await you at the next meeting and see if you would like to join the club.

http://heartofenglandwoodturners.weebly.com/

 



Warwickshire – North Warwickshire and Hinckley Woodturners

The aim of the club is to share ideas and views of people with a common interest in woodturning and associated crafts. We hold demonstration evenings by club members or external professionals, and hands-on evenings when members have the opportunity to learn the basics, share ideas and try new techniques with the help of more experienced turners.
The club has nearly 50 members. Some are new to wood turning, some are very experienced. All are welcome, no experience is necessary. Come and watch, try your hand at a bit of turning, or get free advice on lathes, turning techniques, tools and equipment.
The club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at Hatters Space, Nuneaton. We have hands-on sessions where usually 2 or sometimes 3 lathes may be running. We also have demonstrators who show different aspects of wood turning and related subjects.
We start at 6:30pm (although come earlier to get a good seat at popular demonstrations). Tea and biscuits are provided in the interval. We finish at 9:30pm.
Cost is £3 per night (first visit is free).
On 4 Sundays per year, we have an all-day demonstration.
The club is affiliated to the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.
The club has received grants from the National Lottery Fund and Warwickshire County Council for tools and equipment.
All charity donations go to support the Air Ambulance

http://www.hinckleywoodturners.org.uk/

 



West Sussex - West Sussex Woodturners

Members come from all walks and disciplines of life, but all have a love of wood and woodturning. Some are experienced amateurs, some are less so, some are professionals, some are beginners and it is this mix which makes the club a success.
Woodturning is essentially an individual craft, thus the aim is to bring together like-minded people in order to learn and share knowledge and experience.
http://www.westsussexwoodturners.co.uk/

 



Wiltshire – Kennet and Avon Woodturning Club

The club aims to foster friendship amongst woodturners, woodcarvers and any other woodcrafts in the area. And to impart knowledge and expand the craft of woodturning & woodcarving.
http://www.kennetandavonwoodturners.co.uk/Woodturning_Club/Welcome.html

 



Worcestershire – Worcestershire Woodturners

Worcestershire Woodturners was formed in 1981 to create a greater local awareness of the art of woodturning, to provide a forum for an exchange of views, promote the art of woodturning amongst woodturners and the general public, facilitate membership of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) and to arrange local meetings and exhibitions with the aim of producing high quality turnery. The result of this is a friendly club of around 70 members, which meets at Droitwich High School on the first and third Monday of each month (except for Bank Holidays) from 19.00hrs – 21.30hrs.

The club is affiliated to the AWGB and runs an active meetings programme throughout the year including demonstrations by club members or visiting professional turners, practical evenings where members share their knowledge and experience on practical topics such as chucking, finishing or tool sharpening, hands on evenings where members get a chance to turn a project either individually or as part of a group using club lathes and equipment. The club also organises a number of ‘all day’ professional turning demonstrations throughout the year in addition to gallery evenings where members can display and discuss their work. The club welcomes interest from potential members, whether experienced or beginner who are invited, (subject to an attendance fee), to attend up to three meetings before committing themselves to a membership application.

http://worcestershire-woodturners.co.uk/woodturners/

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