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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!

£135
Devon - Next course on 14th May 2019
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...
£80
West Yorkshire
Looking for a unique and creative experience? Want to learn new practical skills? What about a one-to-one or small group day of green woodwork based on Otley Chevin Forest Park? Your day of green woodcarving using traditional tools and techniques can individually tailored to suit the you. The nature of a one-to-one/small group day means the topics to be covered can be chosen by youl and the date can be arranged to suit your timetable....
£70
Pembrokeshire - Next course on 13th April 2019
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...
£75
Devon - Next course on 20th April 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
Northumberland - Next course on 21st July 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...
£45
Norfolk
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...
£165
Midlothian - Next course on 6th April 2019
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
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...
£45
Surrey - Next course on 31st May 2019
Learn a traditional rural craft when carving your own wooden spoon from locally sourced green wood. The techniques you will use stem back hundreds of years. First you will be taught how to safely use a variety of the hand tools before learning to split wood and develop knife and chisel skills. You will then create your own wooden spoon that can be used in your home and even passed down as a family heirloom....