Spoon Carving Courses

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    Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sat 26th Jan – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

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

    For Jan and Feb 2019 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    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.

    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.

    £80.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 27th Jan – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

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

    For Jan and Feb 2019 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    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.

    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.

    £80.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sat 23rd Feb – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

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

    For Jan and Feb 2019 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    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.

    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.

    £80.00
  • Learn to carve wooden spoons

    Sun 24th Feb – Spoon carving beginners and improvers – Nailsworth

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

    For Jan and Feb 2019 I’ve decided to move the courses indoors for your (and my) comfort.

    To be held at Nailsworth Community Workshop, Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0HH. For more info about this excellent project see their website: Practical Intelligence

    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.

    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.

    £80.00
  • Days Cottage yurt march

    Fri 22nd March 2019 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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 in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

     

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at 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 butter knife and 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.

     

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

    £80.00
  • Days Cottage yurt march

    Sun 24th March 2019 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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 in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

     

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at 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 butter knife and 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.

     

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

    £80.00
  • Days Cottage yurt April

    Sat 13th April 2019 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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 in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

     

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at 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 butter knife and 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.

     

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

    £80.00
  • Days Cottage yurt April

    Sun 14th April 2019 – Spoon carving beginners and improvers

    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 in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe (just off A4173 between Stroud and Gloucester – postcode GL4 0UT).

     

    To read reviews of this course by previous attendees please click this link to see my reviews page or here for more reviews at 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 butter knife and 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.

     

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

    £80.00
  • course gift voucher

    Course Gift Voucher £80 – give the gift of a craft course

    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 an image 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 £80 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.

     

    £80.00
  • course gift voucher

    Gift Voucher £40 – half price course or buy a spoon

    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.

    This voucher can be used as discount on a course booking, making my beginners carving course half priced. Vouchers are valid for 1 year from when they’re purchased.

    It can also be used as a discount voucher when buying a spoon, scoop or other item from this website.

    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 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 £40 is deducted from the cost allowing the course to be booked for half price. 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.

     

    £40.00

Courses for Jan and Feb are held indoors at the Community Workshop in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire and then courses during spring are in the yurt at Days Cottage, Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire.

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Spoons for Sale

Those below are just a taster, for the full selection click here - for more spoons

  • apple wood eating spoon

    Apple wood eating spoon #35

    Length: 18cm  (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6.6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A elegant eating spoon with prominent facets in honey brown apple heartwood. There’s a slight knot mark in the centre of the bowl that wont effect it in use but I’d recommend cleaning it carefully and not leaving it in the dishwater too long. This apple wood had dried out super hard so this should be a good long lasting spoon allowing the facets and other carved detail to develop a lovely patina with age.

    £35.00
  • blackthorn eating spoon

    Blackthorn eating spoon #31

    Length: 14.5cm  (5 3/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A pocket sized blackthorn beauty – a real one off. There’s a knot feature in the bowl but it solid and doesn’t effect the spoon. There’s a slight kink in the neck caused by minor knots as it dried but I think this adds to its charm.

    £35.00
  • Cherry coffee scoop

    Could call these nudescoops as they’re not painted but that might be rude. Rather lovely colour thought and about 1 tablespoon capacity. Facets catch the light beautifully and the ripple in the handle provides plenty of tactile fun for your thumb.

    £30.00
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    Cotinus eating spoon

    Cotinus eating spoon #29

    Cotinus is also known as Smoke Bush or Venetian Sumac.

    Length: 17cm  (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.3cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A strong thin eating spoon with plenty of crank and an ebonised handle, cleft from a bent piece of the cotinus branch.

    I had limited supply of Cotinus, they’re all either sold or for sale on this site – when they’re gone they’re gone.

    £30.00
  • Cotinus eating spoon #32

    Cotinus is also known as Smoke Bush or Venetian Sumac.

    Length: 16cm  (6 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.3cm
    Bowl length: 6.2cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A slender eating spoon with plenty of crank from a bent section of cotinus with an ebonised handle, nice and thin but strong as the grain runs right through the bowl.

    I had limited supply of Cotinus, they’re all either sold or for sale on this site – when they’re gone they’re gone.

    £30.00
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    Lavaspoon – cherry and milk paint eating spoon #37

    Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A right handed cherry eating spoon with my special red and black milk paint finish and an almost round bowl, folks at Spoonfest called them lavaspoons and the name has stuck.

    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.

    £30.00 £25.00
  • plum wood eating spoon

    Plum wood eating spoon #29

    Length: 18.5cm  (7 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6.3cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    An top quality eating spoon from plum heart wood. Elegant, ergonomic, robust… what more could you want.

    £40.00
  • splated plum wood eating spoon

    Plum wood eating spoon #30

    Length: 18.5cm  (7 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.6cm
    Bowl length: 6.3cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    An top quality eating spoon from slightly spalted plum wood. Elegant, ergonomic, robust and pretty… what more could you want. There’s a crack high up on the handle, it wont effect the spoon in in terms of strength and adds to beauty in my opinion. You wont want to leave it soaking in dishwater though, but you weren’t going to do that anyway were you.

    £40.00

There’s more click here to see more spoons for sale

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

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