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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!

London - Next course on 26th January 2019
This regular class in spoon carving, introduces the art of carving with an axe, a knife and a crook knife. By carving a spoon, which is by nature a functional object and one we are all familiar with, we are free from the pressure of knowing what to carve and instead we can become familiar with the tools of this craft. As you gain confidence with the tools, you begin to build a relationship with...
Wiltshire - Next course on 20th April 2019
Come along and spend the day with us in our semi ancient woodland near Warminster and learn how to create a spoon from green wood. During your time spent with us you will learn how to: • Select the wood for your spoon blank • Use safe sawing techniques • Mark out the spoon shape on the blank • Use stop cuts • Axe out a spoon blank • Use safe and efficient knife techniques...
Wiltshire - Next course on 14th April 2019
Make a Shrink Pot and Discover the magic of shrink pots. This course will run from our woodland site near Warminster in Wiltshire Shrink pots are often referred to as shrink boxes and are believed to have originated from Scandinavia. These pots are called Krympburk in Sweden, they were traditionally used for storing dry goods. The pots are made from freshly felled green wood. A section from a branch or trunk is taken depending on...
West Yorkshire
We’re heading over to Headingley to open a pop-up shop and workspace. We’ll be selling our ceramic jewellery and hosting ceramic tasters and drop-in sessions from Wednesday 29 November to Saturday 9 December. The shop is Carousel, 80 Otley Road in Far Headingley. Carousel is a rotating event space. The space is situated in the middle of a busy parade of shops with a variety of independent retailers. Tasters & Drop-in Schedule: Wednesday 29 November...
Northumberland - Next course on 10th February 2019
Do you fancy trying your hand at Spoon Carving? Come along and learn safe 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 courses will run from 10am to 12 noon and another will run from 1pm to 3pm cost £25. The joy of spoon carving is that...
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...
Neath Port Talbot
Sharon Littley has been teaching carving for over 15 years and has tutored students of the craft all over the UK. Sharon is based in Port Talbot, Wales. Author of the book 'Celtic Carved Lovespoons', Sharon is a well known for her wonderful and unique Lovespoons, a traditional Welsh gift. Friendly and approachable as well as massively knowledgeable about all things to do with wooden love spoons, get in touch with Sharon to discuss possible...
Kent - Next course on 8th June 2019
Come along and play with some green wood - this course is aimed at the novice outdoors-man or outdoors-woman, and will cover axe and knife safety, tool selection and instruction in spoon whittling!  You will take home a finished spoon. Please indicate at the time of booking whether you are right- or left- handed
Middlesex - Next course on 10th February 2019
Come along to this day long spoon carving workshop at the lovely Horsenden Farm, Perivale and from the traditional woodland workshop learn how to carve your very own spoon to take home and leave with the knowledge to carve many more. Thomas a 35+ year experienced joiner, cabinetmaker and now green woodworker will guide you through all the stages in a calm manner working to your pace so you will leave with the best experience...
A one day spoon carving course in the beautiful setting of the Blackmore Vale. Create traditionally hand carved spoons from British hardwood with Paul Brayshaw of the Greenwood Workshop. This one day course will teach you how to create your own spoon, using simple hand tools. This skill can be practiced anywhere, anytime! The day will focus on: - Wood selection, teaching you the different qualities of British Hardwood species - Axe and knife techniques...