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.

 

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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

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Summer Camp for Youths 2014

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Our Summer camps for youths are designed for children between the age of 12 and 19 years. This is a fantastic opportunity for younger people to be introduced to the ancient craft of wood turning.

The course will consist of five three hour classes over a period of five days. The class size is limited to five students per class… and we are only running 4 weeks this year… so early booking is advisable.

DAY  1
Introduction to wood turning, health & safety, basic tool techniques to get you started, and plenty of shavings will be made.

DAY  2
After all the practise you have done yesterday we will now make a garden dibber.

DAY  3
Today our project will be to make a candlestick holder.

DAY 4
Today we are going to make a kitchen roll holder.

DAY  5
This is the last day and you will have a good basic knowledge of wood turning. Hopefully  you may even want to take it up when you go back to school.
To finish of our course, today we are going to make our very own pen.

COST
Cost of this course is €180 per person. This includes all materials and all items made on the course are going home with the student.

I look forward to introducing you to this wonderful craft.

COURSE TIMES
This Course is run over a 5 day period, Monday to Friday. Class times are 9.30 am until 12.30 pm. Classes commence weekly on Mon 9th, Mon 16th, Mon 23rd and Mon 30th of June. See the month of June in the calender below for more detail on dates:

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Gift idea for all occasions

Irish Oak Whiskey Tumbler

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Toasted Irish Oak Whiskey Tumbler

Available for purchase on our Store page

A truly original gift idea for whiskey lovers.

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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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.

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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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Master Class with Nick Agar – 2013

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Nick Agar gives a master class at Joe Laird woodturning studios 2012

After last year’s successful 3 day Master Class with Nick Agar we are delighted to have this incredible wood turning artist back to our shores once again.

Nick will be delivering a two day Master Class on 23rd and 24th of April 2013. He will repeat the class again on 25th and 26th also. The theme on these classes is mainly air brushing and only a small part will be allocated to wood turning. You will turn your own platter and will then decorate it air brush style under the tuition and guidance on Nick.

As always you will have your own work station and all equipment will be supplied for the classes including air brush and paint. If you have your own tools and air brush you are welcome to use them. All you have to do is turn up and we will look after the rest. Places are limited to 6 people per class so book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost of the two day class is €300 per person including lunch and materials. Contact Joe for more details or to make your booking.

Nick Agar: http://www.turningintoart.com/

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