Each class has a tentative schedule, but Trent likes to work with your individual areas of interest and gear your experience around those interests. With a maximum of 6 participants, Trent can give each person the attention they need.  You can expect to learn various techniques for bowls and hollow forms as well as numerous ways to manipulate wood into the desired effect.


Vessels Of Illusion, green wood turning, drying techniques for green wood, carving and surface treatments making your own tools, how to generate new ideas from life experiences, finding your voice in this medium, as well as how and where to get started selling your work.

Why Choose This Workshop

Trent has been demonstrating and teaching woodturning for many years.  His approach to teaching is very friendly and direct.  The learning environment is one of patience and understanding.  If you want to take your woodturning to the next level, give it a try.

Skill Level

I have people of all different skill levels attend my 3-Day classes. I believe that no matter your level – beginner, intermediate and advanced students will benefit from the hands on instruction. Those students that are more advanced will have plenty of time to explore areas they are interested in, and those who are just starting out on their turning journey will receive a great introduction to a variety of topics. I have been teaching for more than 20 years, and I find that this stacked class format is beneficial for all.

I do offer a 4-day Self-Exploration class, however, I find that this class is most enjoyable when participants have already been to one or several of my 3-day workshops.


The cost for the three days is $700. ($900 for 4 day Advanced Class) There is NO lab fee and you will be provided with all the wood you can turn and more.  A wide variety of the best equipment is available for your use.  See details about accommodation and lodging below or in registration packet.

Please note that due to Covid-19 we are no longer providing meals. You have two options: (1) you can bring your own lunches, or (2) for $10/day we can provide lunch each day, it will come from a local vendor, individually packed.


Workshops are located at Trent’s personal studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Click here to see available dates.

Great Ratio

Classes have a maximum of six students, with lots of personal attention.


Workshops are three days and are available throughout the year. Click here for a current schedule.

Accommodation / Lodging

For detailed information see Registration packet.

Trent’s daughter, Kailee and her partner Laurent have a extra bedroom in their cool, 1918 restored farmhouse that they rent out to workshop participants for $70/night. Room is first come first served. It is located 10 minutes from Trent’s studio in the town of Wellington. Bedroom has a Queen size bed, and guests have access to the entire house, including kitchen.  Kailee and Laurent are very easy going, and understand that the workshop can be a tiring experience and allow any of their guests to just relax and feel at home. Please note, they do have a cat, she is friendly. If you are interested in this option click here for more information.