News and Events - AWGB International Woodturning Seminar 2015

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Every two years, the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain - AWGB - holds a seminar to bring the very best in international woodturning to woodturners and the general public. The 2015 seminar will be an incredible woodturning experience, bringing you lots of what you've already come to expect from the seminar and a few new twists, which the organisers hope will provide a fresh look.

You can expect to see five international woodturners of note and five of the top woodturners from the UK circuit and as a new approach, there will also be a number of shorter, supplementary presentations and demonstrations from a range of people. All this will be supported as usual by the ever popular 'one-slot' demonstrations from woodturners who are stepping up to the international seminar stage for the first time.

As usual, there will be a substantial trade area in the James France building, with traders offering everything for the woodturner's workshop, from tools and consumables, wood blanks, equipment and new gadgets and gizmos to make take your turning to new and exciting areas.

There will also be an instant gallery of turned objects that can be viewed freely by delegates and the general public. The instant gallery is always a huge draw, showcasing the vast range of high-quality work from turners from the UK and elsewhere around the world. A walk around the exhibition will enthuse and inspire you - you may even find something to add to your collections with many objects being offered for sale direct from the makers.

As usual, the banquet will be held on Saturday evening, which is always great fun and a great excuse to catch up with friends, make new friends and contacts and have a little fun during the traditional auction of turned objects, which raises much needed funds for the charity's development fund.

This year, the cost of the seminar is reduced, in an effort to make it even more appealing, but you can be assured that you will have a fabulous weekend of total immersion in woodturning and go home enthused, inspired and ready to try some of the new techniques and approaches you have gleaned during the seminar.

Places are limited, so to book online, see details below.


Contact: AWGB

When: 7-9 August, 2015

Where: Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 3TU