Sussex Green Woodworking offer 2 days Spoon and Bowl Carving courses. Spend a few days in a beautiful Sussex woodland, using locally grown hardwood to make yourself a beautiful finished product that you can cherish for life. Starting with a simple log, you chop, cut and whittle your way towards your own hand-made Spoons and bowl. (please note; this is not a bowl “turning “course). The tools and techniques used are all traditional; handed down from craftsmen to craftsmen, with little changed over the generations. Using simple hand tools avoids the noise, dust and danger of modern carpentry techniques, and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquility of this small forest. In this small sanctuary, away from the noise and distraction of everyday living, you can enjoy the chatter of the birds and the whispering of the wind to the trees. The woods themselves are owned and maintained by woodsman, furniture maker and tutor Danny Harling, who for over twenty years has been caring for this land and teaching his craft. He prides himself on ensuring that everyone who attends, leaves with a piece of furniture they can be proud of. You might just surprise yourself! The space is safe and inclusive, so come and join a small group of like-minded group of people for chats around the fire-side over lunch. Sussex Green Woodworking run a variety of courses that are suitable for anyone with an interest in green wood-working; from complete beginners to more experienced wood workers.

What's included in the price?

The fire is kept alight all day, and so tea and coffee always on the go. Lunch is soup and bread or something else warm and wholesome. The world's best flapjack could make an appearance.... All tools and materials are provided. Camping is permitted at no extra cost, although the facilities are basic. There's a loo but no shower. The courses are suitable for anyone with an interest in green wood-working; from complete beginners to more experienced wood workers. The woods are near Lewes and easily accessible by car. Lewes is under an hour from London by rail, and from there one would take a taxi for around £15.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • UK Holiday
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Stag dos
  • Christmas
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • Hen dos
  • Accommodation offered
  • Easter
  • Qualification offered
  • Residential
  • Father's Day
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Lewes Rd, Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6BN