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 - 2019

The next courses for which places are available are:

The next Spoon Carving Course (Two Day) will be held on the 9th & 10th November 2019.  For details of this and other courses, click here.

New for 2019!

All places on the Spoon Carving (An Introduction) in 2019 have been booked.  For details of this and other courses, click here.



All places on the Knife Skills & Whittling Course in 2019 have been booked. For details of this and other courses, click here.

 If you would like to be notified of next year's course dates, please email Martin.

Gift Vouchers

All bookings for the above programmed courses will receive a Gift Voucher for the course booked.  Undated Gift Vouchers are also available for Private Tuition and are valid for one year from the date of issue.

Gift Vouchers may be purchased here.

External Courses

In addition to running courses at his own workshop, Martin will also be teaching the above courses at the Sylva Foundation.  Click here for details.


 Forthcoming Events - 2019

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 exhibiting and demonstrating as part of Artfest during the Banbury & District Show at Spiceball Park, Banbury on Sunday 9th June 2019.
Martin will have a stall in the church during Deddington Farmers' Market on 27th July 2019.

Heritage Craft Association logo.



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