Keeping Traditional Craft Alive

There are two characteristics that apply to the spoons and bowls that Martin makes.

Firstly, he follows traditional practice and uses wood that has been locally sourced.  Secondly, only traditional tools and skills are used combined with an appreciation of the material being worked.  Consequently, everything is hand-crafted and not machine-made. 

While his approach is not suitable for modern mass production, each item is unique.  For Martin it is essential that his products remain functional while also being a pleasure to look at, handle and use everyday.

Enthusiastic to promote the practice and appreciation of traditional crafts, Martin is available for demonstrations and runs spoon carving workshops.

Hand carved wooden spoons in oak. 
Hand carved beech bur bowl and sycamore spoo. 
 Hand carved Oneoak bowl and spoons.
 Hnad carved Oneoak spoon.
 

Click here to see short video by Lucy Harris on Vimeo of Martin spoon carving.
 
 Courses - 2017
The next courses for which places are still available are:

The next Spoon Carving Course will be held on 18th & 19th March 2017.  For details of this and other course dates please click here.

The next Knife Skills & Whittling Course will be held on 12th March 2017. For details of this and other course dates please click here.

 New for 2017!
 The first Spoon Decoration Course will be held on 8th April 2017 For details of this and other course dates please click here.
 The first Spoon Carving Day will be held on 10th June 2017 For details of this and other Carving Days please click here.
 

 Forthcoming Events - 2016

Martin will be demonstrating his craft and selling his work at the following events giving you the opportunity to purchase unique hand-crafted gifts direct from the craftsman:

 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on 22nd October 2016.
 On Thursday 24th November 2016, Martin will be demonstrating the traditional craft of spoon carving at the Warwick Victorian Evening and Christmas Lights Switch On.
 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on 26th November 2016.
 Oxford Christmas Arts & Crafts Market in Broad Street, Oxford on 3rd & 4th December 2016.
 Martin will be exhibiting and demonstrating at the Artmix Exhibition in the Town Hall, Chipping Campden on 10th & 11th December 2016.
 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on17th December 2016.

Heritage Craft Association logo.

 

Acknowledgements

Logo designed by Crian Black
Photographs taken by Steve Kenward, Simon Duncan & Ray Jordan.