Celtic Bowl Woodturning Day Experience

Celtic Bowl Woodturning Day Experience

Learn the Craft of Woodturning in a One Day Workshop at Bluebell Lane by creating a personalised Celtic Bowl in the fashion of our ancestors from native trees from the Slieve of Gullion.

Tutored Woodturning Experience

With Pádraig as your tutor, come and immerse yourself in this full day woodturning workshop as part of the Lúnasa Festival 2021

Listen, watch, learn and then practice the skills as you are taken through the step by step process from a 'blank' to Celtic Bowl.

Gain new Skills & Knowledge

We will stroll the local woodland to see the trees used in woodturning as an interval in the day.

Previous experience is not required in the slightest and students will be supplied with all the necessary tools, equipment and materials.

Much More than Fun & Learning

Enjoy the fruits of your labour by taking home your own Celtic-crafted Bowl that you have crafted with your own hands.

A wholesome dinner and refreshments are served on the day. Trust us to look after you and provide an immersive experience.

Explore your creative side!

What to expect from your experience...
A Warm Welcome
Arrive at Bluebell Lane Glamping at 10:30am, where you will be welcomed by Pádraig Carragher. You’ll take a short walk to our woodturning studio where you will receive Tea and Coffee and have an informal chat and get settled in. (We are located at 49 Tullymacrieve Rd, BT35 9RE)
You will be given a demonstration and explanation of the tools, machines, and materials at the center of this wholesome experience. Pádraig will provide you with a demonstration on the lathe before you get going. No previous experience is required and you will be supplied with everything necessary.
Woodturning: First Stages
You will get stuck into the first stages of woodturning your Celtic Bowl artefact based on the earlier demonstration. This will take you to dinner time (approx. 2pm) And don’t worry if you get peckish in between, refreshments will be served.
A Hearty Dinner and Woodland Tour
After the initial woodturning stages, we will take a short stroll to our kitchen for dinner. After this, we will take a short stroll through our neighboring woodland and discuss the different trees and their usages in woodturning.
Woodturning: Second Stages
Around 3pm, we will arrive back at the studio for the second stage of of the Celtic Bowl woodturning demonstration. You will carry out these stages until completion of your bowl.
A Final Touch
Using a pyrography pen, you can burn a special message or name on the bottom of your Celtic Bowl to give some extra meaning to the artefact you have created. You will finish up around 5:30 or 6pm.

Come join us at Bluebell Lane for this magnificent experience!