Black Country Wood Turners have become a part of the Hampshire Sheen Affiliate Membership programme run by Martin Saban-Smith, full detail of what this means for the club will be posted on the forum in the near future.
The purpose of this website is to provide you with some basic information about the club – when and where we meet, what meetings are like, details about membership and other club activities. It’s not meant to be a gallery of resources about woodturning, simply an introduction to the club.
The Club has been running for over 20 years and has always been affiliated to the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB).
Our Roots have always been set in the heart of the Midlands known as the “Black Country”. The Black Country is a defined area steeped in industrial history. For a flavour of its early days follow the link, you may find it interesting:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Country
The club home is located at Dudley College, this is a super venue with easy disability access, and plenty of free parking, “Club Nights” are usually held on the third Thursday of the month. 6pm to 9pm. (see events page for full details).
Since the start of the 2020 pandemic the club has had to rethink and re define how it pilots the future, we now embrace technology as best we can, mixed with good old hands on learning. We were able to remain open throughout the Pandemic period by hosting across the Zoom platform, However we are very happy to state that since October 2021 we are back open at Dudley College.
We host a variety of meeting types informal online monthly “Chinwags” via Zoom plus monthly club night events, made up of Hands on, Club turner or professional demos.
All are welcome, from those thinking of taking up this fabulous hobby to those already giving it a go you will meet and enjoy the company of a friendly bunch of folk, sharing your venture to learn more about this historic craft.
If you are interested contact us via the website or simply come along and see what goes on. Details of the costs involved are shown on the Mission Tag “Joining the Club”. as well as Organisation & Documents where you will find our policies on Safeguarding & Health & Safety matters.