One of the features of Turners Retreat Craft Supplies is the demonstrations we hold here at Faraday Close in Harworth, near Doncaster. We often hold special events throughout the year, including an open day, woodturning demonstrations, pen turning and pyrography.

If you would like to attend one of our demonstrations or wish to find out more about our upcoming events, please call 01302 744344 and speak to a member of our friendly team. Alternatively, you can register to get all the latest news and updates from Turners Retreat Craft Supplies direct to your mailbox.


 Upcoming events

Robert Sorby Day - Saturday 31st August 2019

This coming August, we’ll be hosting a Robert Sorby Day at our store in Harworth, near Doncaster. Held in our new and improved demonstration area, you’ll get to see first-hand demonstrations, learn the history of woodturning and find out more about this magnificent range of specialist tools.

Click here to find out more or take a look at our Facebook event where you can express your interest in attending.


Previous events

Richard Raffan - Saturday 18th August 2018

Since 1973 Richard Raffan's work has been acquired for public and private collections in America, Europe and Australia. Thousands of woodturners learned the craft from Richard's classic books and videos. Since the late 1970's woodturners around the globe have been influenced by Richard's techniques and artistry.

As a teacher and writer Richard Raffan is renowed for his concise explanations of exactly how he uses his gouges, skews, chisels, scrapers and chucks.

Watch Richard Raffan at work on a lathe and you'll see how he overcomes problems that confront all woodturners - and you might be surprised to learn how much you didn't know you didn't know!

Richard began turning wood in 1970 after a successful career in the London Wine trade. Richard was never a hobby turner, but by 1975 his bowls (both utilitatian and decorative), his scoops and boxes had earned him an international reputation - years before woodturning became the popular craft it is today.

Richard Raffan will be doing three masterclasses over the day. Sessions are priced at £8.00 per person per session or £20 to attend all three sessions. 

Places are limited and pre-booking is essential - Bookings are no longer available.