I offer a range of demonstrations to suit all levels of experiences, detailing the techniques I use and all with an emphasis on design.

Topics covered include:

Rocking Vessels

Crooked Goblet

Legged vessels with ebonising, colouring & gilding

“Drops Series” - my signature work

Basic bowl turning from green wood

Natural top & wavey edge bowls

Hollow turning

Application of various decorative techniques

Turning with flat timber

For further details contact Mark by email


Your delivery and sense of humour, added to your devilment, was entertaining, at least 90% of your audience were convinced it was all going to end in tears.

Keep up the good work, shame it’s so far to Pershore, my grandson, who was also there Monday, (and I) would be applying to train with you.

    Alan Dixon, Red Rose 2014

“Excellent demo tonight - I learnt loads of good tips in addition to the actual wood turning.    I'll look forward to your next visit”

    David Teal, Staffordshire & South Cheshire 2014

"You included lots of advice and interest to all levels of experience, I've been at it for 30 years and the chap I sat next to was at his first meeting and we were both interested and learning. Thank you

    John Owen, Red Rose 2014

"...thoroughly enjoyed your presentation - I thought it one of the best I've attended. After a life time in education I'm difficult to please - no such problem with yours!"

    John Wilson, former AWGB Newsletter Editor

Brilliant, a very entertaining evening

    Cliff, Tudor Rose

An excellent night

    Harry, Tudor Rose

this was a very entertaining evening. Audience participation was good and Mark was on good form in reacting to comments”

    Tudor Rose

“It was an altogether fascinating demonstration of something that few of us if any have had experience of and this, coupled with the easygoing rapport that is always a feature of Mark’s presentations made it a very enjoyable and thought-provoking evening. Thank you, Mark, do come again soon.”

    Avon & Bristol

“I found it an interesting demonstration, and it’s always nice to see something quite different and unusual being made, to be inspired by different techniques and possibilities.

    Hampshire Woodturners

Past Seminar demonstrations have included:

2001 AWGB International Seminar

2003 AAW Symposium, Pasadena, USA

2003 Irish National Seminar

2007 Irish National Seminar

2010 WWW Verktoy AS Seminar, Norway

2014 Gorey Chapter Seminar, Ireland

2015 AWGB International Seminar

Legged Vessel - Mark Hancock Crooked Goblet - Mark Hancock Rocking Vessel - Mark Hancock EWS 2015 courtesy of Artisan Media

Demonstration Venues for 2020

Sept 19th & 20th

Answerk Fine Woodworking, Switzerland CANCELLED

With plans to emigrate to the USA I am at present not running turning courses or offering demonstrations.

Further updates will follow.