Beginners Spoon Carving Workshop - Morning

Students enjoying a day of spoon carving at Alderfen Marshes


Spoon carving is not only an enjoyable craft skill, it’s also incredibly relaxing and meditative. Join Monica for an afternoon outside in nature, working with your hands at Alderfen Marshes, a SSSI conservation site just outside Norwich, Norfolk.
Suitable for beginners or those who have some basic spoon carving knowledge but would like a refresher, this workshop provides an accessible introduction to the craft of carving spoons using locally sourced green wood and professional tools.

You will be able to take home your creation at the end of the course and will be given tips on caring for your item (e.g. preventing splits, applying finishes and post-production care).

– Please note this is an outdoor, all-weather course. Sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing and layers are strongly recommended. A covered outdoor area will be provided in the event of rain and a fire pit will be lit in colder temperatures.

– Due to the nature of working with axes, knives and other sharp tools, all students must be 18+ (or 16+ if accompanied by an adult).

Monica has extensive experience in wood craft. She started carving 5 years ago and has offered several courses as a way of highlighting par-avion co’s commitment to heritage craft and ecologically minded design, as well as the importance of skill sharing, creative community and mindfulness.

The course is held at an outdoor site just south of Norwich. Directions and parking instructions will be provided upon booking.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools will be provided for the students to use on the day. I will provide a selection of axes, carving knives, gouges, rasps and hand saws to trial and will give advice on purchasing your own tools after the course if you choose to invest further.

Tea and coffee is available. Please bring your own mug and snacks to comply with COVID regulations.

All students will take home their completed (or in-progress) spoon.


Monica Cass at par-avion


Common Road
Surlingham, Norwich
NR14 7AW

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


3½ hours (9:30am to 1:00pm)

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