Spoon Carving

Learn the ancient art of spoon carving in greenwood

One-day course

Spoon Carving

A one-day course with Dave Jackson, basic spoon carving is an excellent, relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different for a day, in the peace and tranquillity of our Woodland Craft Area.

Over the day you will learn the basics of the 'age-old' craft of spoon carving using green (unseasoned) wood. You will learn various 'grasps' and carving techniques using a mora carving knife, how to carve with an axe and how to hollow the spoon using a crook or spoon knife.

These courses are suitable both for complete novices and people with some experience, who wish to hone their carving and whittling skills.

By the end of the day you can expect to have made a simple spoon of your own, and to have mastered the basic skills sufficiently to practice on your own.


The course introduces students to greenwood craft and the basic skill required to make and take away a spoon on the day.

The course covers:

Arrive:   15 minutes prior to a 9.30am start

Depart:   4pm, although this is approximate.

Directions:   Please look at the map featured on the website.

What to bring: work clothes, pen and notebook, packed lunch

Let us know: if you have any special needs

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee)

No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course

Lunch:   bring a packed lunch  

What’s included:  All timber and tool use.   Refreshment and biscuits throughout the day.