Spoon Carving Courses

  • Spoon carving course with Dave The Bodger

    Sat 27th July – 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.

    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
  • Spoon carving course with Dave The Bodger

    Sun 28th July – 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.

    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
  • Sat 10th Aug – 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.

    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
  • Spoon carving course 21st Sept

    Sat 21st 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.

    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
  • Spoon carving course 22nd Sept

    Sun 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.

    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
  • 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

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

  • Sold
    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
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    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
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    Cherry wood eating spoon

    Large bowl cherry wood eating spoon #25

    Length: 17cm  (6 3/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 5cm
    Bowl length: 7.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    An eating spoon from cherry heart wood with a little paler sapwood toward the top of the handle. It has a large flat rimmed bowl. This is the second spoon I carved based on old Scandinavian spoon Fred Livesay brought along to Spoonfest this year. It has a large bowl with a slight rise and interesting detail as it blends into the handle. An very different shape to carve and an unusual spoon to add to your collection.

    £35.00
  • Cherry wood eating spoon

    Large bowl cherry wood eating spoon #26

    Length: 17cm  (6 3/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 5.2cm
    Bowl length: 7.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    An eating spoon from cherry heart wood with a little paler sapwood toward the top of the handle. It has a large flat rimmed bowl. This is the first spoon I carved based on old Scandinavian spoon Fred Livesay brought along to Spoonfest this year. It has a large bowl with a slight rise and interesting detail as it blends into the handle. An very different shape to carve and an unusual spoon to add to your collection.

    £35.00
  • Sold

    Lavascoop – alder & milk paint

    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
  • Sold
    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
  • Sold
    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
  • Sold

    Seascoop – alder & milk paint

    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

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

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