Spoon Carving Courses

  • course gift voucher

    Course Gift Voucher £70 – give someone you love a craft experience

    please note: my learn to carve courses are designed for adults, the person you are buying this voucher for must be 18 or older to attend a course. I make sometimes make an exception for a teenager with experience of using hand tools but you must agree this with me before buying them a gift voucher.

     

    If you would like to give someone the gift of a spoon carving course then buy them this gift voucher. Vouchers are valid for 1 year from when they’re purchased.

     

    When you buy a gift voucher I’ll create a unique code that can be used as a discount voucher in the checkout on this website. I’ll email you the code along with a pdf and jpg version of a gift card. You can print the gift card to insert into a Christmas or Birthday card, or just forward the email.

     

    The person receiving the gift then visits this website to book a course for a date that suits them, they enter the voucher code and £70 is deducted from the cost allowing the course to be booked for free. Easy as that.

     

    Please allow me a day or so to send the email to you, I’ll always try my best to do it within 24 hours but sometimes I’m working away from a computer and it may take me a little longer to create the coupon and the card. – thanks.

     

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sat 22nd Sept – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – The Woodyard, Tetbury

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held at The Woodyard, Duchy Home Farm, Cherrington Lane near Tetbury, Gloucestershire (nearest postcode is GL8 8SE full directions will be sent when you book).

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to being your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £70.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 23rd Sept – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – The Woodyard, Tetbury

    This course is designed for adults only, you must be 18 or older to attend – unless you’ve made a specific arrangement with me.

    To be held at The Woodyard, Duchy Home Farm, Cherrington Lane near Tetbury, Gloucestershire (nearest postcode is GL8 8SE full directions will be sent when you book).

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see craftcourses.com

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to bring your own tools if you have them.

    Suitable for beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve. We’ll cover safe carving technique with axes and knives and the main thing will be plenty of time to practice your skills and make a cooking or serving spoon to take home.

    All tools and wood is provided but you’re weclome to being your own tools if you have them.

    From: 9.45am to 5.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake provided. Bring a packed lunch. Full joining instructions will be emailed nearer the course date.

    £70.00

Dates for later in the year will be announced soon, I’m just working out the schedule. Those courses will be in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire. Sign up for my newsletter on the courses page if you’d like be notified of future dates.

Spoons for Sale

Those below are just a taster, for the full selection see spoons for sale.

  • Sold
    Cherry wood eating spoon #12

    Cherry wood eating spoon #12

    Length: 16.5cm  (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This wide bowl eating spoon from slightly spalted cherry wood. Big bowl and short handle in the Scandinavian style of eating spoons.

    £35.00
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    Cherry wood eating spoon #16

    Cherry wood eating spoon #16

    Length: 16cm  (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 5.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This quirky asymmetric eating spoon from slightly spalted cherry wood is intended for right handed use only. The hole on the handle is where the was a knot in the wood. It was the last piece of this spalted cherry and too nice to discard so the knot hole became a feature. The wood at the edge may look thin but it follows the grain where it went around the knot and so it’s strong.

    £35.00
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    Lavaspoon eater from cherry wood

    Cherry wood lavaspoon #1

    Length: 18cm (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.8cm
    Bowl length: 6.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This is a one off spoon at present, a cherry wood eating spoon with a lavaspoon style milk paint handle. I usually use sycamore for this as the contrast between the painted handle and pale bowl is more striking. However I rather like how this turned out, the red is a bit moe subtle as the wood is darker and it’s been well received, so who knows it may be the first of the line cherry lava’s. But for now it’s one and only.

    £35.00
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    lavascoops tablespoon sized coffee scoop

    Lavascoop – alder and milk paint tablespoon scoop

    Length: 9cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 4.5cm
    Capacity: 1 tablespoon (approx)
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A alder scoop that’s like a mini kuksa. It sits slightly laid back on its base and the bottom of the handle. It’s equally at home living in your coffe caddy or displayed on a kitchen shelf.

    The measure if pretty close to a table spoon. It’s a wee thing but just big enough for a medicinal nip of whisky if you should choose.

    I don’t recommend using for hot drinks – it might be fine but I’ve not done extensive testing and too many expresso may become a problem.

    Please note the blue and white version is called seascoop and you’ll find that elsewhere on this website.

    £30.00
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    Lavaspoon eater sycamore and milk paint

    Lavaspoon – sycamore and milk paint eating spoon

    Length: 16 – 17cm (6 1/4 – 6 3/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A sycamore eating spoon with my special red and black milk paint finish, folks at Spoonfest called them lavaspoons and the name has stuck. This is a standard item, I’m not posting separate pictures of each one. The length varies slightly but there is very little to choose between them. All the same and each different as Barn would say.

    The milk paint is applied thickly and sanded back to reveal the raised points on the facets. The final rub down is with 0000 wire wool and gives a super smooth finish that is just lovely to hold.

    £35.00
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    Painted handle cherry spoon

    Painted cherry wood eating spoon #18

    Length: 17cm  (6 3/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: milk painted handle and hemp seed oil

    This symmetric bowl eating spoon from slightly spalted cherry wood is equally suited to left or right handed use. The handle is painted with milk paint and rubbed back to reveal he high points and corners on the faceted surfaces.

    £35.00
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    Dave Cockcroft seascoops - alder and milk paint

    Seascoop – alder and milk paint tablespoon scoop

    Length: 9cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 4.5cm
    Capacity: 1 tablespoon (approx)
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A alder scoop that’s like a mini kuksa. It sits slightly laid back on its base and the bottom of the handle. It’s equally at home living in your coffe caddy or displayed on a kitchen shelf.

    The measure if pretty close to a table spoon. It’s a wee thing but just big enough for a medicinal nip of whisky if you should choose.

    I don’t recommend using for hot drinks – it might be fine but I’ve not done extensive testing and too many expresso may become a problem.

    This blue and white version is a companion to the seaspoon and insired by ripples on the beach and in the sea at Llangrannog in Cardigan Bay.

    £30.00
  • Sold
    Seaspoon sycamore and milk paint eating spoon

    Seaspoon – sycamore and milk paint eating spoon

    Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A sycamore eating spoon with my ewer blue and white finish inspired by ripples on the sea (specifically the beaches at Llangrannog in Cardigan Bay). Hence the name, seaspoon – it’s not a teaspoon, it’s a seaspoon.

    The top surface of the handle is slightly hollowed and those little ripples are a tempting titillation for your thumb to explore.

    These are carved to a pretty consistent size and shape so you are buying a generic seaspoon eating spoon and not a particular one. They’re pretty hard to tell apart in truth unless you’re got 2 side by side. All the same but each different.

     

    £35.00
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Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair
Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair

Chair Making

I am designing and making some new chairs at present, a solid elm seat Welsh stick chair and a modified frame side chair that can have an upholstered seat. I also make more traditional forms of ladderback, spindleback and lathback chairs with seats from rush, danish cord or more unusually willow basketwork.

 

Photography

If you’re looking for my photographs of Llangrannog see the Photography page or to buy photographic prints please visit photos.davecockcroft.com