Come and learn the craft of wooden spoon carving. Spend the day with Jeffrey learning to carve a beautiful and functional wooden spoon. This fun and relaxed day long course includes a lovely lunch.
We’ll go through everything you need to know to transform a green wood log into a spoon. Techniques learned include:
- Wood selection
- Axing out a spoon blank
- Safe and efficient knife grips
- Hollowing the bowl
- Finishing oils
- Tool buying advice
You’ll come away with a spoon of your very own and the skills to make many more!
All tools and materials are provided. Please feel free to bring your own if you have some. Age 18+
A review from a previous student:
“Jeffrey made sure that everyone knew the safest and most effective types of cut for each section of the spoon, making an otherwise potentially dangerous pursuit (the knives are really really sharp!) very safe and very satisfying. His approach is warm and encouraging, and the atmosphere he created was relaxed, fun and attentive. The whole process feels beautifully cathartic and calming, the more you work with the wood the more you understand it and how it will react to various types of cuts and techniques, and with so much depth to the craft I found it fascinating, and pretty addictive! At the end of the session, I ended up with a spoon of my own that I was proud of, and a new hobby/slight obsession.” Mike – 2018 Spoon workshop participant
This course will be run in the Main Barn with social distancing in place. If restrictions don’t allow indoor activity at this time, then we will run this workshop outside. We’ll email a week before to let you know what to expect on the day.