Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock, a woodturner for over 26 years, trained full time with a professional turner in 1989. He has a teaching certificate (PTLLS) along with 15 years of teaching courses in his own workshop, the USA and Europe. Mark's work can be seen in UK galleries and collections worldwide.

Describe your approach to teaching

My teaching style is to be as flexible as possible so each student's requirements and expectations are met. Contact with students prior to a course allows me to understand those needs and adapt the content accordingly. Course notes are provided.

What inspires your own work?

Anything and everything. Good design and aesthetically pleasing forms.

Help preserve our future

West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

Find out how you can help support us