7-9TH AUGUST 2015 Loughborough University


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 will provide a fresh look.


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Bringing you five International wood turners of note Ashley Harwood (USA), Cynthia Gibson (USA), Michael Gibson (USA), Ambrose O’Halloran (Eire), Jean-Claude Charpignon (France), and five top woodturners from the UK circuit, they are Nick Agar (UK), Mark Hancock (UK), Carlyn Lindsay (UK), Mark Sanger (UK), Andrew Hall (UK). New this year we are offering a number of shorter, supplementary presentations and demonstrations from a range of people. All this will be supported by our ever popular “One-Slot” demonstrations from woodturners who are stepping up to the International seminar stage for the first time. So there will be more choice, and a wider scope in terms of the type of demonstration/presentation you can enjoy.

There will be a substantial trade area in the James France building, with traders offering everything for the woodturners’ workshop, from tools and consumables, wood blanks, equipment, and new gadgets and gizmos to take your turning to new and exciting areas.

There will also be an Instant Gallery of woodturned 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 in the UK and around the world. A walk around the exhibition will enthuse and inspire you. You may even find something to add to your collection, with many objects being offered for sale direct from the makers.


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The Banquet on Saturday evening which is always great entertainment; catching up with friends, making new friends and contacts, and having a little fun during the traditional auction of donated woodturned objects to raises much needed funds for the Charity’s development fund.

We have reduced the cost and arranged new improved accommodation on campus for the seminar this year in an effort to make it even more appealing. 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. We hope you will find the “mix” exciting and leave knowing you have been challenged to take bolder steps in the future.

Places are limited, so to book online please visit: where you will find pricing details for the options we have available this year.