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Spoon carving taster session

Fresh carved cooking spoons

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £40

Book with: Dave Atkin
at Woodwyrm

46 Galtres Road
York
North Yorkshire
YO31 1JR

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About the Course

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 3 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. 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. I offer a reduced price for group bookings and young persons. Please let me know of your requirements when booking.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided. Along with tea, coffee and biscuits.


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An instructive and interesting course. Dave was a patient teacher, and I ended up with something recognisable as a spoon.

- - #24305

An interesting afternoon, totally absorbing. Dave was a good and patient teacher and we all had a spoon to take home!

- - #24025

Interesting & enjoyable afternoon learning new skills. Well worth doing, fully recommended.

- - #23457

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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