Bowl Turning Basic Classes

300.00 On Sale

Bowl Turning Basic

This basic course is intented for people who want to start bowl turning.

The main focus is to resolve any issues which beginners might encounter when they first start making a bowl; the tools to use, tool sharpening, selecting the wood, preparing the wood, understanding the direction of wood fibres, designing, measuring, knowing safety rules, how to use a chuck, how to store the wood, and what finishing to use.

No experience necessary.


All classes will take place in newly established workshop facilities at Piazza Vittorio Veneto 6, San Casciano Val di Pesa (Florence)

Group Size:

For the best experience possible, the workshops are kept to small numbers.

The number of participants is established between 1 to 3 people per course.

Equipment Included:

Each participant will be provided with a smock, safety spectacles and a personal respirator mask.

A set of woodturning tools and lathe accessories will be available for each participant for the duration of the course, with extra tools available if required.

At the end of each course, each participant will be gifted a souvenir brochure about wood turning techniques.

Clothing and Footwear:

It is advisable to wear comfortable sport/leisurewear, or hiking clothing, and closed comfortable footwear.


Lunch is provided for the 2 Day Workshops, with morning and afternoon tea or coffee breaks also provided. Water is available all day.

On the first day, a local lunch of traditional Schiacciata, cold cuts and cheese is provided.

On the second day we will lunch in a nearby restaurant in the Chianti hills, tasting typical local food.

All dietary requirements can be catered for, such as gluten free, vegan, vegetarian. Please notify us at least one week prior to your course date.

Courses are held at the following times:

Morning ​0900 - 1200
Afternoon ​1500 - 1800

Non-inclusive Costs:

Please note that accommodation is not included in the workshop fee. This will be at your own discretion and cost. We are happy to provide suggestions in the local area.

If you are staying in Florence, transfers to and from your accommodation will need to be checked before submitting your booking.

How to reach us:

From Florence:

BUSITALIA bus from Santa Maria Novella central station to Mercatale Val di Pesa, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, ticket €3,50. Travel Time about 35 minutes .