There is something very satisfying about carving a spoon. Using fresh green wood and some basic tools you can very soon immerse yourself in this traditional craft. My taster session is a great introduction to this craft. During the 3 hrs we’ll work from a freshly split log to a functional spoon. I’ll guide you through the safe use of the tools needed. Initially working with an axe to rough out a blank we then use a straight knife to refine the shape and the hook knife to form the bowl. We’ll also cover wood choice, sharpening and oils and finishes. I’m also happy to talk about decorating techniques and guide you through some of the resources and tools available. Carving in my garden workshop I aim to provide a relaxed environment for you to learn. With spaces limited to 2 people I enjoy teaching one to one or in a small informal group. I run sessions most weeks from Wednesday through to Fridays (occasional Saturdays are available) starting at 1pm. If you're looking for a particular day to book please do get in touch as my dates are very flexible. Whilst the session is primarily aimed at adult beginners I can also teach those with some basic knowledge who are looking to advance their techniques in more detail. I also have experience of teaching young adults. Please let me know of your requirements when booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


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  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Intermediate level
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  • Suitable for beginners
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46 Galtres Road, , York, North Yorkshire, YO31 1JR