Max Sconyers III

Contact name: Max Sconyers
Total bookings
over 1 year
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Whilst working as a wildlife biologist and woodland firefighter for the last decade, I relished the opportunity to teach others the wonders of wild spaces. The tools and traditions of living close to nature are as wonderous 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 center of all I do. I primarily teach sloyd workshops and wilderness education programes. I have experience with SEN individuals as well as other mental and spiritual health difficulties. For me, the natural world and it's natural materials are a source of grounding. I am an avid outdoorsman, angler, green woodworker, and father. I strive to find creative and impactful ways to help people connect with themselves and the natural world through making.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Axe & Knife Skills - Sloyd Workshop
Next date: 16th Mar 2024
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Spoon Carving - Sloyd Workshop
Next date: 9th Mar 2024
4 places left
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Spoon Carving at Wilderness Foundation UK
Next date: 23rd Mar 2024
6 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
19 Feb 24'

Gavin reviewed: Spoon Carving - Sloyd Workshop

"Interesting course, well taught with some challenging techniques really well explained and demonstrated. Excellent lunch."

18 Feb 24'

JILLIAN EDELSTEIN reviewed: Spoon Carving at Wilderness Foundation UK

"What a special day spent in the woodland experiencing the expert craftsmanship alongside the maestro Max Schonyers. I left pretty chuffed with my newly acquired skills and carrying my hand crafted wooden spoon as promised and an unexpected gift of walnut oil. Highly recommended… especially that the fee for the days outing goes to important and good causes. "

18 Jan 24'

Molly reviewed: Spoon Carving - Sloyd Workshop

"Max is an amazing teacher! He carefully explained each step of the process and was always there to lend a hand if you were struggling. Max showed us all how to safely and effectively use all the tools as well as answering any questions we had. Everyone was free to choose the template they wanted and had the chance to make changes to the design along the way. I found the experience not only very satisfying but also extremely relaxing. We all came away with an awesome, unique and functional spoon!! Will definitely be back and can highly recommend :)"

15 Jan 24'

Rich reviewed: Spoon Carving - Sloyd Workshop

"I did this course with Max on Saturday. It was brilliant. Really good fun. Max is a great teacher and very knowledgeable. The day was well structured, the environment is great (like sitting in a forest but whilst actually in an urban garden!) and we got lunch cooked up on the fire pit. As someone with zero creative ability, I came out having hand carved a wooden spoon that I can actually use! Max was really attentive and walked around helping everyone during the course. We were in really good hands all the way through. Recommend to anyone who wants to learn a new skill, would also be pretty good for corporates as a team building activity. It's really collaborative and nice as a group activity"

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