Avon and Bristol Woodturners is a woodturning club in the Bristol area, which has monthly meetings with demonstrations, open forums, a library and competitions. It exists to promote the skill of woodturning and as a forum for those who want to share their knowledge and skills with each other. It has a membership of about a hundred. www.avon-and-bristol-woodturners.org.uk.
The Max Carey Woodturning Trust is a charity which works in close association with Avon and Bristol Woodturners . It provides low-cost training in the art of woodturning at its well-equipped workshop in Portishead, near Bristol.
The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain is a national body which exists to promote the craft of woodturning. It has affiliated member clubs and individual members throughout the united Kingdom. www.awgb.co.uk
An interesting article about the history and practice of woodturning.