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Spoon carving at Cambridge Art Makers

Wooden spoons

About the Course

With Olly Mosses.

On this course you will learn how to carve an eating or cooking spoon from a branch of locally sourced green wood (probably cherry, alder or walnut depending on availability) using an axe, straight knife and curved knife.

We will learn how to use these tools safely and efficiently by understanding the edge geometry of the blades and how this relates to the grain of the wood. As part of understanding how to read the grain to make a strong spoon we will look at how a bent branch can be used to make a naturally cranked handle.

We will also look at sharpening techniques on a water cooled wheel and on flat stones. Sharpening will be essential should you wish to pursue spoon carving and green wood working further in the future.

Groups will be limited to six people so Olly will be able to give his full attention to all involved. While carving can be a meditative individual activity, it is also enjoyable in a group, where we can help each other and share ideas.

You will finish the day with a spoon that will be a joy to use for many years to come, and the skills to develop your carving further in the future.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools & materials, due to covid restrictions you will need to bring your own refreshments


Susannah Bangham at Cambridge Art Makers
6 Lintech Court
CB21 4XN
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
- - #22380

I had a great time on this course, it was such a fun day! Olly was a great teacher, very patient and encouraging. I would definitely recommend it!

In-person course
- - #22255

Such a fun day! To start with it was challenging getting to grips with the different tools but we all got the hang of it and Olly was very encouraging and patient. I am thrilled with my spoon but I loved the process even more!

In-person course
- - #22235

Fantastic day! Olly was very knowledgeable, and very patient with everyone. Would thoroughly recommend.

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