I am a coppice worker in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. I am passionate about the sustainable management of woodlands using traditional methods and hand tools. From the wood I manage I make household items such as spoons, stools and carved bowls.
"The course exceeded my expectations & was superbly delivered by David. Having not performed anything anything like this before we were guided through the carving process in a supportive manner. It catered for all experiences of those attending.
David evidently is a mine of experience & I could have listened to him for hours!
The food was exceptional matching that of some top restaurants!
I hope to continue with some carving but not sure what yet! Will need a link to some tools.
Thank you David. "
The Coppice Plot responded:
" Thank you so much Glynne. Really pleased you enjoyed yourself, it was great to meet you. Happy carving!"
"What a wonderful course.
David is an excellent tutor, explaining things well and guiding us all through the stages of spoon whittling. He has a great depth of knowledge and showed great patience as he taught us all the skills required to carve out own spoons.
The atmosphere at the studio in the woods was peaceful and relaxed, surrounded by birdsong, as we all focused on our wood, axes and knives.
He also provided a delicious meal, which was much appreciated.
A truly enriching experience. Thank you"
"I was lucky enough to be taught by David for a day at a beautiful workshop in a woodland setting in the art of spoon making. A beautiful learning experience with a very yummy lunch too. i also got to take a spoon home ,one i hand crafted myself. A very pleasurable day with a tutor who has a wonderful teaching style. o"