An opportunity to learn spoon carving from tutor with over 20 years' experience, using axes, knives and crook knives to shape beautiful and functional kitchen ware or treen from small diameter green wood. This craft has enjoyed massive popularity since the Mary Rose was salvaged in the 1990s, with it's treasure of hundreds of wooden eating spoons; since then enthusiasts have incorporated aspects of Scandinavian design to develop a vibrant community around this craft.
During this one day course you will learn the essentials of safe carving. The day starts with making a butter knife, progressing through making a spatula (stekespade in Norwegian, literally "steak spade"!), through to the more complex project of carving a spoon. Tools will be available for sale for those who wish to carry on with this absorbing craft at home.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials, tuition and use of tools are included. Due to Covid restrictions, learners are asked to bring their own food and cup for drinks this year. There will be kettle fire with tea, coffee and herb teas provided.
We are currently operating smaller groups to allow for social distancing.
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.