Chris Helliwell

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Chris Helliwell is an artful bodger! Bodging is the traditional wood-turning craft, using green (unseasoned) wood to create cylindrical wooden woodturning via a pole lathe. Chris works with ancient tools and methods to create everything from dibbers to chair legs, goblets and bowls.

He has exhibited his work and demonstrates and teaches his art at events across the region.

“It was a very relaxing yet energetic day - just what I needed!”

– Derek
Woodturning using a Pole Lathe

Chris’s Courses

More Green Woodworking - Bowls Turning with a Pole Lathe

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Helliwell specialises in the ancient art of bodging, green (unseasoned) wood working techniques. The turning of wooden bowls on a foot-powered pole lathe is a craft that has been in use since...


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