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 - 2018


The next courses for which places are available are:

All Spoon Carving Courses for 2018 are now fully booked.

All Knife Skills & Whittling Courses for 2018 are now fully booked.


All remaining courses in 2018 are now fully booked.  In addition, due to existing commitments I am unable to take on any further private tuition this year.  Courses will start again in April 2019.


If you would like to be notified when the course dates for 2019 are published at the end of October, please email.

 Forthcoming Events - 2018

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 be at Kineton Farmers' Market on 8th September 2018.
 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on 22nd September 2018.
 Martin will be at the Arts & Crafts Market during Banbury Canal Day on Sunday 14th October 2018.
 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on 27th October 2018.
 Martin will be exhibiting at Artmix 2018 in the Town hall, Chipping Campden on the 17th & 18th November 2018.
 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on 24th November 2018.
 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on 22nd December 2018. 
 

 
Heritage Craft Association logo.

 

Acknowledgements

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