Heritage Skills 2018: Polelathe Bowl Turning

Location: Harrowslack, National Trust, Ambleside, LA22 0LR

You will be turning your bowl on an historic Viking style bowl lathe. There will be lots of time for you to develop and practise new skills. Whilst the main focus of the workshop will be about process and safe technique you should still look forward to producing your first bowl to take home with you at the end of the day. This will be a perfect sized bowl for you to eat your breakfast out of every morning, or your hot soup at lunch or your curry at the end of the day!

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who only have experience of pole lathe turning on a spindle lathe.

This tends to be quite a physically demanding workshop. There will be plenty of breaks and stops to talk about process and technique but a reasonable level of fitness is required to make sure you get the most out of the day.

What to bring: All tools and materials are provided but you may bring your own if you have them and we can advise on their suitability. The workshop is an open barn so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Meals: Bring your own packed lunch; tea and coffee provided.

Directions: From the west side of Windermere ferry terminal, turn right at Claife Cafe and follow the road past a sign saying private and a cattlegrid, there is a sign to Harrowslack Sawmill where your tutor will be waiting for you.

Weather:

It is your instructor's responsibility to ensure your safety. In the event of exceptionally poor or dangerous weather conditions the course may need to be cancelled.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds for any part of a course altered at short notice because of the weather.

Concessions: Course Fees – Concessions we are not offering concessions this year but if you would like to attend and the cost is prohibitive please do contact us via email to rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.gov.uk to see if we can help.

Cancellation

In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us 30 days of the course start date that you are unable to attend.

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