Traditional Pursuits: Pole Lathe Bowl Turning

The one day course will focus on the traditional techniques of turning a bowl from green wood using a pole lathe.

  • Booking essential

Students will be shown how to select and split the wood using a tool called a ‘froe’, then process it using a shave horse and draw knife. Step by step instruction will be provided on correct chisel selection and technique to turn the inside and outside of the bowl. The pole lathes are pedal operated, which gives you a wonderful connection with the rhythm of wood removal.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £70.00
    Includes park entry and all materials

The basics

Booking details
Call 01625 374428
Adults only
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Present your ticket to the gatekeeper on arrival and make your way to the main car park. Once parked follow signs to the Stableyard where you will find the Barn Rooms.
What to bring and wear
Although this is an indoor event, the rooms can be cold, so please wear appropriate outdoor clothing.
Please be aware the course can take place up stairs. Please contact Tatton park for more information about disabled access.
The finished work can be taken home at the end of the course. The course is suitable for both total beginners and more experienced individuals who want to refine their craft. All materials, tools and equipment will be provided within the price. Intended for adult visitors. This event must be pre-booked and includes park entry admission on the day of the workshop.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

Tatton education
Call 01625 374428

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