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BOWL GATHERING 2024
We are currently moving our workshop and our homes to a new site just outside Abergavenny. We are very much hoping to hold The Bowl Gathering on our new land, but we have decided to spend this year getting to know our neighbours and getting properly set up to host Bowl Gathering again in September 2025.
We will be runninig a few simple courses this year which you can see on our 2024 courses page.


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       If you are interested in volunteering at the Bowl gathering, please email woodlandmakers@gmail.com

Weekend tickets are priced at £65.




 

THE BOWL GATHERING

The Bowl Gathering is a small green woodworking festival in celebration of the wooden bowl and related craft. We have a range of experienced instructors and demonstrators coming from around the UK and abroad.

The Bowl Gathering will be a chance to meet and share skills with some of the best bowl turners around, there will be daily workshops in turning on lathes, and carving bowls with adzes and gouges. There will also be forging courses and demonstrations, helping folk to gain the skills needed to make their own tools. Children and families are welcome., dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead.

There will be cooking facilities on site in the form of bbqs and fires, and there will also be a food stall selling hot food for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Lathes and tools will be available to use during courses, but please bring your own lathe or carving equipment to use in your own time if you have access to one. The teaching areas will be covered, but if you have a small shelter to cover your own lathe, please bring it along.

WEEKEND COURSES AND PREFEST COURSES

Courses during the weekend will be 3 hours in length and cost £20. To give everyone the chance to try a few different skills, we will have several instructors teaching different courses at various levels. Weekend courses are available to book on the day. There will also be lathes available to rent for £10 per 3 hr slot including a mandrel.

There are also a limited number of pre-fest courses available that will run from 1 to 2 days. these courses present an amazing opportunity to get some real, in depth knowledge from our instructors over 1 or 2 days. Prefest courses range in price from £80 to £240.

Previous instructors include:

SHARIF ADAMS                               INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE 

AMY WOODMUNGLER         INSTAGRAMWEBSITE

YOAV ELKAYAM                              INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

MATT WHITTAKER                         INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

OWEN THOMAS                             INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

DOUG DON                                         INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

ADRIAN LLOYD                               INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

NADINE FOX GRUNDY         INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

JOHN MULANEY                   INSTAGRAMWEBSITE

ADAM HAWKER                     INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

ALASTAIR DARGUE               INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

PAUL ADAMSON                   INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

                              NIC WESTERMANN              INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE  

                              KAREL HEKRLE                       INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

                                     JAN HARM TER BRUGGE    INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

                                           JARROD DAHL                                 INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

                                           JO ANN BOLTON                          INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

                                           ANJA SUNDBERG                         INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

                                           FLO HAMER                                         INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

                                       SEAN HELLMA                             INSTAGRAM - WEBSITE

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