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Spoon carving courses

Spoon carving courses and workshops all across the UK. Learn from experienced wooden spoon carvers - this could be the most satisfying thing you have ever done!

£145
West Midlands - Next course on 9th February 2019
An introduction to all things axe, knife and spoon with world renowned teacher, JoJo Wood. No previous experience required. You will spend the day producing mountains of woodchips, learning to use the tools and creating spoons for you to take home and use. A perfect first step for an absorbing hobby. JoJo is a second generation, world class spoon carver. She teaches and talks globally. Her teaching focusses heavily on technique. She aims to show...
£75
Devon - Next course on 16th March 2019
Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional axe and knife techniques. This course covers; - Choice of wood. You will learn about the different qualities of the main varieties of common British hardwoods and the difference between suitable and unsuitable material. - Tools. You will use three tools; axe, straight blade knife and curved 'hook' or spoon knife. The focus will be on how to use these tools safely and efficiently. All tools and wood...
£70
Northamptonshire - Next course on 2nd March 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...
£75
Somerset - Next course on 26th January 2019
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 Wood selection Axing out a spoon blank Safe and efficient knife grips Hollowing the bowl Finishing oils Tool buying advice Best of all, you’ll come away with all this...
£45
Norfolk - Next course on 23rd February 2019
This is a 3-hour long beginner's wooden spoon carving course based at my Norwich workshop (11-2pm). You will learn the basic skills required to make your own spoon from reclaimed or green wood. You will be able to take home your creation at the end of the course and will be given sandpaper and tips on caring for your item (e.g. applying waxes and finishes for a long-lasting product). I will provide spoon blanks from...
£195
Derbyshire - Next course on 16th February 2019
*note that this course also runs in Birmingham, UK* This course is a two day exploration of the carved wooden eating spoon. A well-carved wooden eating spoon can be a thing of joy to use, but there is a lot to it. JoJo will be teaching you all her tricks and techniques, developed over years of carving, to create the perfect eating spoon. This course is for people who already know how to carve a...
£165
Midlothian
I've added this two day workshop because a one day workshop gives you the basics, but two days will allow you to develop your carving technique and use additional knife grasps. By embedding good technique into the way you carve, you will avoid injuries and additional regular stretching will help you to look after your body. You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to carve safely at home. You will have access to a...
£195
Derbyshire
Robin Wood is an internationally recognised, traditional woodworker. Robin's carving courses are unique in that they focus on the skills you want to take away from the course, although you will also have some spoons (or bowls) too! You’ll learn a range of cuts with knives and axes which will enable you to use carving tools efficiently and safely. You’ll then be guided through a few simple projects where you will be able to use...
£265
Birmingham - Next course on 21st February 2019
In this two and a half day spoon carving course you will cover everything necessary to fill your home with beautiful and useful wooden objects. From tree to spoon, JoJo will guide you through safe and efficient use of the three simple tools you need for this craft – an axe, a knife and a spoon knife. You will focus on good technique and efficiency, giving you all the skills to carve great wooden spoons...
£70
Northumberland - Next course on 14th April 2019
Do you fancy trying your hand at Spoon Carving? I have been managing woodlands and developing traditional craft skills for the past 6 years at Northern Wood Monkey in Northumberland. Come along and learn safe axe and knife skills in a comfortable environment and make your own spoon. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, though those with knowledge of working with wood will still find fresh challenges in the hand carved spoon. The joy of...