Hollow Forms 2-day masterclass with Phil Irons – Thurs 25th & Fri 26th March 2021


Please note a deposit of €200 secures your place. The full price of the class is €400. The balance of €200 is due 6 weeks before the Masterclass and you will be sent a reminder.

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Hollow Forms – 2-day class with Phil Irons

Intermediate to advanced levels. Continuing professional development. Two-days of skill development in woodturning technique.

Please note that if you select to pay a deposit, that the full price of the class is €400, with the outstanding balance to be paid 6 weeks before the class begins.

During the Masterclass you will learn

  • Sourcing and harvesting wood and how to cut it to get the best results.
  • Sharpening and type of gouges and scrapers for best results.
  • The best method of holding the workpiece. The how, and why the perfect chuck spigot is important.
  • The importance of stance at the lathe and grip of the gouge is in creating good form.
  • Discuss why simple shapes are more pleasing to the eye and easier to hollow.
  • How to hollow efficiently with minimum impact on the body with both cutting and scraping hollowing tools.
  • The importance of uniform wall thickness and how to get it.
  • Show different methods of finishing from sanding through to oil and lacquer finishes.
  • And finally, reverse turning to remove the spigot and finish the base.

Registration Information

Your fee includes all tuition, class materials and meals.


Day 1


Day 2 

9 – 11 workshop

11-11.15 short break

11.15-1pm workshop

1– 2 lunch break (home cooked lunch)

2–3.45 workshop

3.45-4 short break

4–5 workshop


Getting to us: please see this link for information on where we are, some local accommodation providers and things to do in the area.

Terms and conditions for class bookings are on the bottom of the home page

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