Category Archives: spoon carving

Fellsman mandatory spoon

This weekend I’ll be attempting to complete The Fellsman, a 61mile navigational event with 11000ft of climbing across the Yorkshire Dales. It’ll be the furthest I’ve ever run and I’m hoping to complete in 24hrs, meaning I’ll be spending a … Continue reading

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Carving an eating spoon

While I was in Derbyshire the other week, I had some spare time to carve, using some beautiful, fresh cherry wood. After splitting the log and marking out a pattern, I carve using an axe to create the shape. As … Continue reading

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Spoon carving course 2024

My first spoon carving course of 2024 was a lovely day working with a terrific group of beginners. Using fresh silver birch we learned to split billets and carve spoon blanks using axes. Then it was onto knife work, refining … Continue reading

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Carving a spoon by axe

An axe is a fabulous tool to work with for carving green wood spoons. It can work quickly, efficiently and accurately to create a spoon blank for finishing with knife work. During my spoon carving courses, we spend time carving … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop in Doncaster

Last autumn, I was asked to deliver a beginners spoon carving workshop for TCV in Doncaster. We’d hoped to be outside on one of the sites they manage but the weather meant we instead made use of their fantastic facility … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop in Yorkshire Dales

I spent a couple of days with Nick & Kareen who booked to do a private spoon carving workshop with me in Yorkshire. We started with cooking spoons, axing out the shape from fresh, green silver birch and then shaping … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshops 2024

My spoon carving workshop dates for 2024 are now set and available to book with venues at Manchester, Derby, the Yorkshire Dales and N. Wales. During the day, you’ll learn to use traditional axe and knives techniques to safely and … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop for beginners

Spoon carving is a brilliant way to get into all kinds of wood carving. During my beginner’s courses, you’ll learn how to carve with an axe and knives to create a spoon right from a log to the finished product. … Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop in Manchester

I kicked off my 2023 season of craft workshops with a spoon carving course in Chorlton, south Manchester. Starting from a fresh log of silver birch we first axed out the shape and then refined our spoons using my carving … Continue reading

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Dab Hands spoon carving workshop at Manchester Museum

I’m very pleased to have been asked to deliver a spoon carving workshop as part of the Dab Hands exhibition at Manchester Museum. This is a two-year project exploring our relationship with our hands through creative approaches, especially for those … Continue reading

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