Shopping in Gorey this Christmas?

Shopping in Gorey this Christmas?

Come shopping to Gorey this Christmas where you will have the beautiful boutiques, stylish men’s shops and of course the bespoke handmade gifts made by Robert O’Connor from the The Woodturning Studio.

National TV

Watch the maker Robert O’Connor on Nationwide explaining the process of woodturning.

Watch Robert on Irish TV

The Woodturning Studio

Here at the The Woodturning Studio we give a warm welcome to all visitors to our shop when visiting Gorey, we would be delighted to show you around our workshop and explain the process. All our gifts are presented in a box with actual woodshavings as base.

Your gift can be personalised

Coloured Platter

Coloured Platter

Short video showing Robert O Connor applying the different steps on finishing a platter after the colour has been added.

Take a look at


This platter can be purchased on this link


Woodturning is a great hobby and can be expecially recommended for the recently retired. It is never to late to learn somethng new and especially with woodturning as there is a great social element with it. The Gorey and District Woodturner hold a monthly meeting at The Woodturning Studio where a group gather and watch a demonstration done by a local or international woodturner.

Learn Woodturning

Details of our courses can be found on our website or press link. Course tutor is Robert O’Connor, each learner is assigned a lathe and tools for the duration of the course and material is provided for the differet projects.

Personalised Gifts

Personalised Gifts

Our personalised gifts make great original presents and conveys your thoughts or perhaps just name and date of that special occassion.

Elm Wall clock

Elm wall clock in the making, Irish elm is now very difficult to come by as the country was left with only a very small amount of healthy mature trees after Dutch Elm disease.

Once as common as ash or oak in Ireland, the elm trees were killed off by a fungus which is carried by flying beetles which eat elm leaves.

Therefore in the Woodturning Studio we get very excited when we get nice Irish elm.

CONNLA (part 3)

Here Robert is using an arbortech disc to add texture and design to CONNLA AND also using a sanding disc before final finished applied. Hours of work is put into getting the finish right.

CONNLA (Part 2)

Part 2 of CONNLA in the making, here Robert is using an arbortech disc to add design to the inner spear.


Coring Bowl Blank

Robert O’Connor

Sycamore Bowl

The Woodturning Studio - Gorey