THE WOOD TURNER

SHARIF ADAMS

POLE-LATHE WOODTURNER AND SPOON CARVER
North Bovey, Dartmoor

Specialising in ancient woodturning techniques, some of which date from the Iron Age, Sharif uses a traditional pole lathe powered by a treadle to hew bowls, pots, cups, flasks and boxes, sourcing wood from sustainable Dartmoor forests.

“Vessels made on a pole lathe tend to have more charm and character than those on an electric lathe, and have a lovely textural, tactile quality,” he says.

The earliest British examples of woodturning, dating from the Bronze Age, were recently found on Dartmoor. 

Specialising in ancient woodturning techniques, some of which date from the Iron Age, Sharif uses a traditional pole lathe powered by a treadle to hew bowls, pots, cups, flasks and boxes, sourcing wood from sustainable Dartmoor forests.

To find out more about Sharif, please visit: www.sharifadams.co.uk


WHILE YOU'RE IN THE AREA:

  • Visit the pretty thatched village of North Bovey
  • Have a cream tea at Bovey Castle
  • Stroke a pony at The Miniature Pony Centre
  • Take a hike up Easdon Tor
  • Stroll along the River Bovey

 


 
BOWL-TURNING DEMONSTRATION
40.00

See Sharif turning a wooden bowl on a pole lathe, a craft dating back to the Iron Age. There'll also be a chance to try it yourself. One hour.

Cost: £40 per group for a one-hour workshop (maximum six people). Suitable for children (although they won't be able to use the lathe).

RESERVE
MAKE YOUR OWN WOODEN BOWL
75.00

In this introduction to woodturning, you will use a pole lathe and Sharif's hand-forged tools to turn your own wooden bowl.

Cost: £75 per person for a four-hour session. Maximum two people per session. Not suitable for under-18s.

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