This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who have carved before but are self taught and want to improve their skills. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult.
This workshop will be limited to 8 participants.
The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas:
• Appropriate wood selection
• How long can we keep wood and it still be good for carving
• Where in the log to...
Come and learn the craft of wooden spoon carving. The course is a day spent with me learning to carve a beautiful and functional wooden spoon.
We’ll go through everything you need to know to transform a green wood log into a spoon.
Techniques learned include
Axing out a spoon blank
Safe and efficient knife grips
Hollowing the bowl
Tool buying advice
Best of all, you’ll come away with all this...
A Kuksa is a traditionally hand carved Scandinavian wooden mug or bowl, used for eating and drinking. These two-day courses will cover all the rudiments of carving by hand and tool selection to create your very own beautiful and unique vessel, using traditional techniques and starting with a freshly-cut greenwood log. The principles and practicalities of tool sharpening will also be covered during this course. The course is run over two days to cater for...
Intro to Spoon Carving – 20th July 2019
Spoon carving is a fantastic introduction into green woodwork and one that can provide a lifetimes enjoyment. It is a fantastic skill to learn as it can be done anywhere, with few tools and very little space. On this course we will learn to carve a cooking spoon that you can use in your home using three tools; an axe, carving knife and a spoon knife.
Join us for two days of woodland craft in the Malvern Hills. Leave work at lunchtime on Friday and escape to the woods with us for a weekend of making things from trees that you'll cut down yourself. This course is intended to be relaxing, fun and a chance to learn about green woodworking whilst immersed in nature. There will be time to swing lazily in a hammock and relax. If you've attended my evening...
One day woodcraft course - learn to carve a wooden spoon.
Spend a day learning to craft functional spoons from green (freshly felled) timber. No experience is necessary but we will be standing for over 2 hours and using hand tools all day so you need to be physically fit, all tools and materials are provided in the cost of the course. The venue is a few miles from Newbury in Berkshire in a small...
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Two day spoon carving course near Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spoon carving is a traditional craft that most can learn. The tools required are few and affordable and the wood is usually available locally at little or no cost.
The two-day spoon carving course I run is aimed at beginners or the self-taught wishing to improve their skills. Consequently, no previous experience...
- Next course on 2nd November 2019
Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’.
Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this 1 day introductory course you will begin by learning how to cleave the wood and use...
Please note I only run courses for no more than two students at a time. This I believe reduces any negative down time and gives very good value for money.
This is an introductory course in basic techniques needed for spoon carving to give you the confidence and knowledge to build on in your own time. No previous experience necessary and all tools and materials will be provided.
This course will include the initial design...
This full day course allows you to take a log blank and turn it into a spoon you’ll be able to use in the kitchen forever. We teach you how to safely and effectively use axes and different knives to shape your spoon, giving you the perfect introduction into making spoons for yourself at home.
David Hunter is a coppice worker in Pembrokeshire, where he manages local woodlands using hand tools and traditional techniques. He...