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 November 2017.  For details of this and other course dates please click here.

All remaining Knife Skills & Whittling Courses in 2017 are fully booked.

If you would like to be informed of the dates for 2018 when they are published, please email Martin.

 

 Forthcoming Events - 2017

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 23rd September 2017.

Banbury Canal Day is back on!!  Martin wil have a stall in the Art Market in the Chamberlain Court Car Park on Sunday 1st October 2017.
 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on 28th October 2017.
 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on 25th November 2017.
  Martin will be demonstrating his craft and selling hand-carved spoons & bowls at the Warwick Victorian Evening on Thursday 30th November 2017.
 Martin will be exhibiting and selling hand-carved spoons and bowls at Artmix in Chipping Campden on 9th & 10th December 2017.
 Martin will have a stall at the Craft Market in the Church at Deddington Farmers' Market on 16th December 2017.

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Acknowledgements

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