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Spoon carving course - From log to spoon

Duration: 1

Price: £75

Book with: Jeffrey Hart
at Jeffrey Crafts

In Bristol Studio Unit 19b Barton Hill Trading Estate
Great Western Lane

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About the Course

Come and learn the craft of wooden spoon carving. The course is a day spent with me learning to carve a beautiful and functional wooden spoon.

We’ll go through everything you need to know to transform a green wood log into a spoon.

Techniques learned include

Wood selection
Axing out a spoon blank
Safe and efficient knife grips
Hollowing the bowl
Finishing oils
Tool buying advice

Best of all, you’ll come away with all this knowledge and a spoon of your very own.

A review from a previous student -

Jeffrey made sure that everyone knew the safest and most effective types of cut for each section of the spoon, making an otherwise potentially dangerous pursuit (the knives are really really sharp!) very safe and very satisfying. His approach is warm and encouraging, and the atmosphere he created was relaxed, fun and attentive. The whole process feels beautifully cathartic and calming, the more you work with the wood the more you understand it and how it will react to various types of cuts and techniques, and with so much depth to the craft I found it fascinating, and pretty addictive! At the end of the session, I ended up with a spoon of my own that I was proud of, and a new hobby/slight obsession. Mike – 2018 Spoon workshop participant

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What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided. Please feel free to bring your own if you have some.

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Loved Jeffrey's course, such a great way to spend a day and learn carving skills to take with you anywhere and everywhere as long as you've got the tools! His approach was relaxed and informal whilst being jam packed with useful tips and techniques, and made everyone feel as ease with the new processes. Would highly recommend, I've since got my own knives and can resist an evening spent whittling!

- - #20447

I so enjoyed my day learning to carve spoons with Jeffrey. He is an intuitive and knowledgeable tutor, and the whole course was really well thought out in terms of learning the theory and the skills, then loosing oneself in the process. Warning: Spoon carving is ADDICTIVE! I found it so hard to put down my spoon and go for a tea break - just one more knife stroke!! I would recommend doing this course to anyone. It was a wonderful way to spend a day, Jeffrey made it really fun and interesting, and remained cool calm and collected in the presence of many sharp objects in the hands of amateurs. I've now got some tools of my own and can't wait to build my collection of me-made spoons.

- - #19541

Learning Spoon carving with Jeffrey is The Best! His intruction is clear and easy to follow and he is a keen observer of your process, which means he can offer insightful tweaks and adjustments to get you carving safely and confidently in very little time. I was really impressed with my first spoon and (my obvious talent notwithstanding) I would put that down to jeffreys excellent teaching style. Highly reccomended!

- - #19437

I had a fantastic time learning to spoon carve with Jeffrey. I had no experience of spoon carving, or woodwork in general, before this but that caused no issue. All of the tools were provided and the pace of the teaching was excellent. Jeffery really took the time to explain and demonstrate each stage and technique so i never felt out of my depth. I found spoon carving with Jeffery to be incredibly satisfying and surprisingly relaxing and recommend it to everyone. Be warned, you may find it addictive.

- - #19407

Jeffrey's workshop is a brilliant introduction to spoon carving. By the end of the workshop I had made two beautiful spoons, one from a spoon blank and the other by using an axe to chop down a log into my own spoon blank. I left the class hooked on whittling and axe work and enthused to make more spoons. Jeffrey is a great teacher: personable, patient and able to give clear concise explanations and instruction to beginners. I can't recommend his course highly enough.

- - #19318

Learning to carve with Jeffrey was just a brilliant experience from start to finish. His own spoons are beautiful and his knowledge extensive. There were four of us learning together and Jeffrey taught at a pace that was supportive of the slowest, but also personalised his approach to push on those who had a bit more experience. His passion for carving, natural materials and design is infectious and we all went home with a spoon to be proud of. I'm a spoon convert!!!

- - #18429

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