Woodturning – make a bowl to last a lifetime with Sharif Adams


Venue Youlden Farm, North Bovey, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RD

With Sharif Adams

Times 10-5pm



Next date 1st June 10:00 am

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About this course

Saturday 1st June 10-5pm
(arrive by 9.30am for prompt start)

On this one-day course you will be introduced to the basic techniques of wood-turning and turn a timber ‘blank’ to make a small bowl.

Sharif Adams is Dartmoor based green woodworker, pole lathe bowl turner and spoon carver. He specialises in ancient wood-turning techniques, some of which date from the Iron Age. Using a traditional pole lathe powered by a treadle, Sharif turns bowls, pots, cups, flasks and boxes, sourcing wood from sustainable Dartmoor woodlands.

On the course you will start with a pre-prepared bowl blank, and learn how to use bowl turning ‘hook tools’ to turn a wooden bowl on a foot powered pole lathe. Good working practice and essential health and safety requirements are discussed by the tutor and practised throughout.

Bowl making on a pole lathe is a reasonably physical activity so there will be space for regular breaks during the day.

This workshop is hosted at a beautiful location inside an old Devon barn on Dartmoor. It is limited to 4 participants and open to absolute beginners or improvers.

All tools, materials and simple refreshments are provided. Please bring your own lunch or food to share.


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Booking T&Cs

For more information, please contact: crafted@dartington.org
Advance booking only
Course details subject to change
Please note: 25% of your course fee is non-refundable should you need to cancel your place

About the Craft Revolution

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Saturday 1st June

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The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.