Spoon Carving at Wilderness Foundation UK



Join our expert woodcrafter, Max Sconyers, to carve your very own wooden spoon! Learn safe knife skills and discover this heritage craft in the tranquility of our woodland setting. 🌳 You don't need any prior knowledge and we will provide all the necessary equipment. The joy of spoon-carving is that only simple tools are required - this course will equip you with the skills you need to start enjoying the rewarding hobby of woodcarving at home. Max will talk about the benefits woodcarving can have for our wellbeing and the opportunity it provides for us to re-connect with nature and with ourselves. All proceeds directly fund wilderness therapy and outdoor education for young people in your community. 💚 Appropriate for ages 14+. No charge for non participating adults accompanying ages 14-18. No charge for helpers or personal assistants attending with people with disabilities. Support animals welcome.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will include: -An introduction to greenwood work and the philosophy of sloyd (the Swedish tradition of creating and designing self-made products). -Preparation of greenwood for carving. -Safe and efficient axe techniques. -Safe and efficient knife grips and carving techniques. -Design and execution of spoon carving, from log to spoon. -Finishing techniques and aftercare of wood ware. -Tool sourcing and tool buying advice. -Tool sharpening advice. -Teas and coffee available. -All the knowledge and skills needed to start on your own carving journey. -Your own handcrafted spoon! All proceeds directly fund wilderness therapy and outdoor education for young people in your community. 💚


6 hours

Cancellation policy

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



Max Sconyers III

with Craft Courses since 2022

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As a wildlife biologist and woodland firefighter for the last decade, the best part of my job was teaching others the wonders of wild spaces. The tools and traditions of living close to nature are as wondrous as natural spaces themselves. My passion for the natural world shifted from the growth of flora and fauna to how we as humans grow in wild areas. I now focus on working with young people and adults, specialising in green woodworking, spoon carving, wilderness skills and bushcraft, with nature based well-being at the centre of all I do. I primarily teach sloyd workshops and wilderness education programmes. I have experience with SEN individuals as well as other mental and spiritual health difficulties. For me, the natural world and its materials are a source of grounding. I am an avid outdoorsman, angler, green woodworker, and new father. I strive to find creative and impactful ways to help people connect with themselves and the natural world through making.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Corporate days out & team building
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