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Restricted lessons in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions

NEW CLASS ARRANGMENTS DURING COVID 19 lockdown period: All group based lessons are on hold. One-to-one lessons and family lessons are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

One to one lesson

This class is available for beginners or experienced people to either start or keep up your woodturning skills. Class time is from 10.00am until 4.00 pm and can be taken midweek or Saturday. No Sunday classes.
During Covid 19 restrictions it is not possible to provide lunch so please bring a packed lunch with you, Tea and coffee are available all day. Temperature will be taken on arrival and face mask provided which must be worn during the class, I will be wearing one also. In this class, you will make a pen, a garden dibber, and a candle holder. If you are experienced
we can alter the items to suit.
Cost of class is €200. Book here

Family class lesson

This class is available for 2 Members of the same family only.
This class is available for beginners or experienced people to either start or keep up your woodturning skills. Class time is from 10.00am until 5.00 pm and can be taken midweek or Saturday. No Sunday classes.
During Covid 19 restrictions it is not possible to provide lunch so please bring a packed lunch with you, Tea and coffee are available all day. Temperature will be taken on arrival and face mask provided which must be worn during the class, I will be wearing one also.
In this class you will make a Pen, Garden dibber and Candle holder. If you are experienced we can alter the items to suit.
Cost of Family class is €300. Book here

COVID-19

Our studio is working at limited capacity due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

Whiskey tumblers and vouchers may still be purchased on our online store, unfortunately, however, we do not expect to run group classes until some time in 2021.

Update: All orders for whiskey tumblers have been filled. Anybody who purchases a tumbler after December 10th should note that they will not receive it until January 2021 at the earliest. Phone for details.

Thank you for you understanding in this.

Now Enrolling for January 2016

Weekly classes for Spring term 2016 begin Monday 25th of January. We have begun enrollment. Book now to avoid disappointment.Cost per student is €250 for 10 weeks. Vouchers can be purchased here

Class times:

Extra classes may be facilitated, depending on demand.

class lesson

Monday 7.30-9.30 (level 1 beginners) FULL

Tuesday 11.00-13.00 (level 2)  FULL

Tuesday 7.30-9.30 (level 1, beginners) FULL

 

Wednesday 11.00-13.00 (level 3) FULL

Wednesday 7.30-9.30 (level 2)  FULL

Thursday 11.00-13.00 (level 3) Pending

 

FULL DAY CLASSES

I hold at least 1 full day beginners class per month and the next available dates are as follows;

Saturday 23rd January ( This class is full)

Saturday 6th Febuary  ( This class is full)

Saturday 20th Febuary 2 places left.

Saturday 5th March 2 places left.
 

More times posted as they become available. Again, extra classes may be facilitated, depending on demand.

Cost per student is €130 ( lunch is provided)

 

PRIVATE CLASSES

Private classes are available. Please contact us for more information.

Now Enrolling for September 2015

Weekly classes for autumn term 2015 begin Monday 28th of September. We have begun enrollment. Book now to avoid disappointment.Cost per student is €250 for 10 weeks.

Class times:class lesson

Monday 7.30-9.30 (level 2) FULL

Tuesday 11.00-13.00 (level 1, beginners)

Tuesday 7.30-9.30 (level 1, beginners)

Wednesday 11.00-13.00 (level 3) FULL

Wednesday 7.30-9.30 (level 3FULL

Thursday 11.00-13.00 (level 2)

 

FULL DAY CLASSES

I hold at least 1 full day beginners class per month and the next available dates are as follows;

Saturday 19th September(2 spaces)

Saturday  3rd October  (2spaces)

Saturday 17th October (1 space remaining)

More times posted as they become available.

Cost per student is €130 ( lunch is provided)

BOWL CLASS

Next bowl class is Saturday 12th September.

This class is full.

Cost of bowl class is €140 per student.

 

We have moved

After 6 years of turning and teaching in Dunshaughlin Co Meath we have decided to down size the premises along with the overheads. We have moved back to home (Clonee) where it all started many years ago and are delighted to resume classes again in January 2015.

The new workshop is a little smaller than our previous one so all class sizes are now reduced. Instead of the normal 6 students per class we will now only have 3 which means the student will have a lot more mentoring than before. Workshop2 Workshop1

Now Enrolling for January 2014

Weekly classes for spring term 2014 begin the last week in January. We have begun enrollment. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Evening class times:

Monday 7.30-9.30 (level 2)

Tuesday 7.30-9.30 (advanced)

Wednesday 7.30-9.30 (level 1, beginners)

Morning class times:

Thursday 11.00-1.00 (level 3)

Teens class Monday 4.30-6.30

More times posted as they become available. Please inquire for details.

Christmas Gift Idea

Irish Oak Whiskey Tumbler

Toasted Irish Oak Whiskey Tumbler

Available for purchase on our Store page

A truly original gift idea for whiskey lovers this Christmas.

Inspired by the manufacturing process of whiskeys, Joe laird has developed a Sessile Oak Whiskey Tumbler. Toasted on the inside and shaped like a coopers barrel, the tumbler adopts the same methods used in the coopering and maturation process of whiskey making.

With the manufacturing time of one whiskey tumbler taking a little over five weeks, handcrafting each tumbler is obviously a labour of love for Joe laird. Each piece of wood is carefully selected and monitored closely for imperfections throughout the manufacturing process. Like in the coopering process, each piece must adhere to a set of specifications with regards to size, weight, thickness and colour. However, each piece of wood is a product of nature and, therefore, no two pieces will ever be the same. Each tumbler is a unique piece of art in its own right.

– Available for purchase on our Store page

Oaky flavours

Putting the whiskey back into the oak from whence it came, enhances the the whiskey’s woody and vanilla flavours like no glass tumbler ever could. This is an experience that ever true whiskey enthusiast must try.

Hundreds of different flavour compounds have been identified in whisky. The synthesis and degradation and synergistic properties of these compounds is still poorly understood as there are so many aspects contributing to the result of cask maturation.
Oak cask affects whisky by extracting wood compounds that influence the taste directly or together with the spirit compounds or by removing or changing some compounds from the raw spirit.

– whiskyscience

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