Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street (Map)

Join the Gulf Coast Woodturners for this introductory woodturning workshop hosted in person and outdoors in the HCCC parking lot.

Participants can choose one of the following time slots (maximum 6 people per slot):
10:00 – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Turn a small block of wood into a functional hand-crafted pen to give as a gift or transform writing your to-do list into a special task. Woodturning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around the axis of rotation. Like the potter’s wheel, the wood lathe is a simple mechanism, which can generate a variety of forms. Woodturning is great for people who like to work with their hands, problem-solve, or enjoy the tactile nature of working with wood. Sign up for one of three time slots for a one-on-one demonstration and woodturning lesson with an expert woodturner. This workshop offers a great way to experiment with woodturning before you invest in tools and supplies!

Note:  This event is subject to cancellation in response to current COVID-19 conditions. The workshop takes place in person and outside in the HCCC parking lot. All participants must wear a mask when inside the HCCC building and practice social distancing during the workshop. Space is limited to a maximum of 6 participants, per hour, who will be spaced more than 6 ft apart.

$40 for HCCC members
$55 for Non-Members

Register online here.

This class is for adults aged 18+ or children aged 13+ accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required and includes instructor, materials, tools and administration fees. No experience is necessary. Registration closes on November 12, at 12:00 PM.

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is cancelled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their registration, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.

The rain date for the workshop will be January 22, 2022.  No refunds will be given if you cannot attend the make-up workshop.