The Coppice Plot

Contact name: David Hunter
Total bookings
almost 8 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

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.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Spoon carving course (1 day)
Next date: Sep 3rd

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
3 May 22'

Elaine reviewed: Spoon carving course (1 day)

"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"

2 May 22'

Carol Greenhalgh reviewed: Spoon carving course (1 day)

"A wonderful day with David on the spoon carving course, lovely relaxed atmosphere, clear and understandable instructions. Will be buying some tools to finish my spoon and practice some more."

7 Jan 22'

Tracey reviewed: Spoon carving course (1 day)

"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"

8 May 21'

Rhian Browning reviewed: Spoon carving course (1 day)

"The only thing that would improve this course is if it went on for another couple of hours - I didn't want to go home! David is very welcoming and an excellent instructor, explaining everything clearly and making sure everyone was working safely and in the most effective way. There were only four of us so we got plenty of support and it was a pleasure to spend the day with such friendly and interesting people (thank you G, J and M). The workshop is in a sheltered clearing in beautiful woodland, and there was sunshine, birdsong and bluebells as an added bonus. There's also delicious food, excellent coffee and home made cake. My spoon is still a bit rustic but I'm intending to buy some tools and carry on carving because I enjoyed the whole experience so much. If you're considering this course, I would recommend it without any reservation; I'm certain you won't be disappointed."

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