Introduction to wood carving - Spoon Carving Experience

Learn to carve in groups of up to 8 people


Let the world go for a while and spend time on our farm in the Surrey Hills learning how to carve a spoon from Billet (part of a log). Whittle and lunch included (by the open fire - weather permitting). We can’t wait to welcome you!

No experience needed. Tools and materials are provided, along with lots of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep you going. Our experience also includes a delicious lunch cooked over the campfire. (over 18s only)

What to expect
The small classes take place in the beautiful setting of our family farm nestled on the edge of Sheepleas nature reserve and at the foot of The Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The workspace is undercover in an open sided farm building, or weather dependant can be around the open fire in a small adjacent copse. Lunch is often cooked on the same fire and served there.
Most participants are beginners, although some may be returning to further practice their skills and gain more experience.

Arts and crafts experience gift cards - Our flexible gift cards make brilliant presents and allow the lucky recipient to choose this or any course that takes their fancy.

Corporate team wellness craft experience day - Teambuilding with a difference! Spend time crafting together, away from the stresses of the business world. We are happy to tailor an experience that’s just right for your team.

About Joy Farms - The Joy Family has been working their land and crafting in the tranquil Surrey Hills for nearly a century. Adrian Joy, the third generation of his family to farm, enjoys woodcarving – spoons in particular. Adrian is now married to Sarah, a fellow creative who loves arts and crafts. Together, they offer the opportunity for you to enjoy this special environment and discover new skills and hobbies. They can’t wait to welcome you!

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

During the day - We will guide you through the steps to making a wooden spoon of your own. During the day, you’ll explore: Axe & general wood carving tool use, Wood selection, axe work and finer knife work carving the spoon bowl. This is an introduction to a new craft, being creative and slowing down to appreciate the art of carving.

Tools and materials are provided, along with lots of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep you going. Our experience also includes a delicious lunch cooked over the campfire.


Adrian Joy at Joy Farms - Crafting, Woodcarving and Art courses in The Surrey Hills

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Openview Farm
Epsom Road, West Horsley
KT24 6AP

Suitable for

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


6 hours (9:30am to 3:30pm)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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Simon Goldberger - - #38649

If ever you thought, I'd like to make something for the kitchen, then this is the course for you. Master craftsman Adrian guided us through taking a piece of wood and made it into something resembling a wooden spoon, a great day of learning a new skill.

Cyra Carley - - #38648

I'd highly recommend the one-day spoon carving day - such as enjoyable, creative, mindful day in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Adrian was an excellent teacher, and Sarah made a delicious lunch that we had round the camp fire. A great day, and I was delighted to come away with an actual spoon I'd made out of a block of wood!

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