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Northern Wood Monkey

Contact name: Stephen Ridd
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about 6 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I am Steve at Northern Wood Monkey and I have been working both in and with wood for the past 10 years. From managing local woodlands I gained a love of learning and developing the crafts that come from them. Carving and turning took hold with me, and I love sharing what I have learned with others.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Beginners spoon carving course
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Beginners spoon carving taster session
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Turn a wooden bowl on a traditional pole lathe
Next date: 1st Mar 2024
2 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
22 Feb 24'

Rachel reviewed: Beginners spoon carving taster session

"Had a great afternoon at spoon carving course. Excellent tutor who was knowledgeable, helpful and patient with all who were present. Would highly recommend. Thanks."

Northern Wood Monkey responded:

" Thanks Rachel. It was great to carve with you, and what a fabulous spoon you made too! I hope it is the beginning of lots more creativity for you"

18 Feb 24'

Nigel jackson reviewed: Beginners spoon carving taster session

" The spoon carving course was fantastic and very informative on all aspects of the subject. Steve was very patient and explained his art very eloquently, often digressing onto other subjects to emphasise a point (blade sharpening, grit sizes, stropping, makes of tools etc) he even sent us links to all the items mentioned in our conversations. Price is also very reasonable. Steve is a true Gentleman and a fantastic teacher. "

Northern Wood Monkey responded:

" Thanks Nigel. It was great to meet you both and to carve together. I hope it is the beginning of lots more creativity for you."

17 Feb 24'

Tonia reviewed: Beginners spoon carving taster session

"Amazing time at Clara Vale with Steve today. Excellent and knowledgeable teacher and we both are hooked!! Very pleased with all we have learnt and our amazing spoons. "

Northern Wood Monkey responded:

" Thanks so much Tonia, it was great to meet you both and get you onto the carving buzz"

17 Feb 24'

Neil reviewed: Turn a wooden bowl on a traditional pole lathe

"A fabulous day turning a bowl. Steve is an excellent tutor (with the patience of a saint!) and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. "

Northern Wood Monkey responded:

" Hi Neil It was great to turn a bowl with you and to hear that you are looking to carry it on at home too. It is such a rewarding way to work. All the best. Steve"

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