About Us

Lincolnshire Wolds Woodturning Association

In November 2020, we became a Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registered Charity No. 1192167.  Our main aims are:

  • To promote the craft of woodturning for the public benefit and in doing so, raise appreciation of the creativity, skill and heritage of woodturning.
  • To advance the education of the public in the craft and skill of woodturning.

We will continue to move forward to encourage more to join us in promoting not only the craft and skill of woodturning but our Club which is a leader in the field.

The Club has gone from strength to strength throughout what was the most challenging year ever. We have all pulled together to take the Club forward and unlike many similar organisations, have been able to prosper and grow. That growth has only been possible as a result of the hard work and dedication of the Committee and members. We have all had to embrace a strange new world of IRDs, Zoom and YouTube streams. The absence of face to face meetings has been a significant blow but the advance in the uptake of technological solutions has, in part, made up for the loss.

We were one of the first Clubs to have had a complete programme of both internal “workshop nights” and IRDs from national and international demonstrators. We successfully applied for a grant from the AWGB for equipment to have acquire equipment to allow members to make their IRDs. This will be fully rolled out once the Covid restrictions permit.

The members skills range from those who have just starting woodturning through to several professional woodturners. All of which are happy and prepared to help and discuss any woodturning problems. This open forum has helped many members to improve their skills and given the confidence to enter into our monthly competitions.  

We are an associated club with the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain which provides us with Public Liability and All Risks insurance.

Our Committee

Since becoming a charity, we now have the Trustees listed below to act on behalf of the Club.  We still have a full elected Committee to manage the day to day running of the Club. Any Club member is invited to attend any meeting they wish by prior arrangement with the Club Secretary.  If you fancy volunteering to help, please do not hesitate in talking to us.

Charity Trustees

  • Martin Pigott
    Martin Pigott Chairman & Website
  • John Mitchell
    John Mitchell Treasurer
  • Alan Selden
    Alan Selden Membership Secretary
  • Mick Close
    Mick Close

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