Beginner’s bowl carving



Have you dabbled with greenwood spoon carving and are keen to take your skills to the next level? Then this might be the course for you! New for 2021, we are offering a limited number of residential weekend courses in greenwood bowl carving for up to three people at our workshop based in a sleepy village in the Norfolk-Suffolk border. We will teach you how to make a simple Kuksa bowl similar to those that are made by the Sámi nomads in Finland. We will take you from basic wood preparation, carving the bowl with an axe, gouge work and finishing to make a bowl that you can take away with you. We will provide you with all the tools you need including chopping and gouge blocks. Accommodation: Saturday night * Camping in our large back garden: £15 per person. * Cabin with double bed: £20 per person - bedding provided * Fully-equipped caravan with cooking & water Other amenities [included in the prices for camping]: * Compost loo * Outdoor tap * Outdoor sink and grey water disposal * Jungle shower * 1x Fire-pit Additional amenities: * Outdoor Finish sauna: £20 per group of up to three people * Logs for the fire: £5 per bag

What's included in the price?

Saturday: day 1 * Arrival 10:30am * Coffee/tea * Trees and wood grain * Tools safety * Wood * Axing out * Gouge-work Sunday: day 2 * Arrival 10:30am * Coffee/tea * Continue axe or gouge work * Push knife and knife work finishing * Make a simple eating spoon to go with your bowl! * End and departure: 17:00


2 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Gosman Spoon Co.

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Father and Daughter team, Nick and Sophie started spoon carving to help improve their wellbeing and mental health, however, it’s become more than just a pass time, it’s become an obsession! We prefer to carve spoons in our back yard, but in the rain and snow, we retreat indoors. Our wood chippings have spread around the whole house! We started our own business in 2018, The Gosman Spoon Co, and now sell our spoons online and offer beginner’s spoon carving courses.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Stag dos
  • Accommodation offered
  • Hen dos
  • Residential
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
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The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2BL