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Students and instructors from all over the U. S. and beyond are drawn to Brookfield Craft Center’s state-of-the-art Turning Studio. Each of the 6 student stations is equipped with a top of the line JET lathe with task lighting and dust collector, turning tool set, and face shield. The studio contains a band saw, drill press and sharpening station.
Classes in the Turning Studio include short sampler workshops for beginners, foundation-level courses in bowl and spindle turning, intermediate technique and project-based workshops and demonstrations from legendary master turners.

Below is a link to a video tour of our Turning Studio, from Carl Ford, one of our instructors:

Buster Shaw Woodturning Tuition Scholarship
The Brookfield Craft Center is offering tuition scholarships to its Woodturning program, named in honor of Buster Shaw, former instructor, Board member and longtime friend of BCC. The scholarship covers all tuition and materials fees. For more information go to
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Intro to Woodturning - Bowls
Intro to Woodturning - Bowls
Tuition $120.00
Class Full: write to to be placed on wait list for this class

Materials Fee: $20
All Levels


WT8305 Sept 29, 2018 (9am-3:30pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

This course is for people who have an interest in learning how to turn. Students will learn about, wood, the wood lathe, wood turning tools, and sharpening. The focus of this class is learning chuck turning skills. Students will learn how to use the bowl gouge, parting tool and shear scraper to turn a Bowl out of Cherry wood. Students can expect to complete one bowl.
There are no prerequisites for this class. It is open to complete beginners and beyond. Ages 16 and over, a $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Fall Open House on Saturday, October 13th, Noon-5pm
Fall Open House on Saturday, October 13th, Noon-5pm
Come join us!

SM8401 October 13, 2018 (noon-5pm) Saturday (Campus-wide)

Brookfield Craft Center will host a community open house on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. This creative event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in all of the studios.
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Woodturning
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Woodturning
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee $25.00

Jim Degen

WT8401 Dec 1 & 2, 2018 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Turning Studio)

From spindle to bowl, this class will provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of woodturning in a fun, open and sharing atmosphere. Whether you're a rank beginner or need to improve your current skills, you will be guided through proper tool selection, sharpening, safety and technique to allow you to realize the vast possibilities of turning. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $25.00 will be added to the tuition.

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