One of my greatest pleasures is to sit quietly by a fire, either alone or in good company, and carve spoons. There is something that is immensely satisfying in taking some wood and making a spoon using a few simple tools.
Spoon carving is a traditional craft that most can learn. The tools required are few and affordable and the wood is usually available locally at little or no cost.
|You too, can learn to make beautiful and useful spoons either for your own use or as gifts that will be truly appreciated.|
The courses I run require no previous experience, just an enthusiasm to learn a traditional craft. Everything else is provided; tools, timber and of course lunch to keep you going.
The courses have a maximum of just four students enabling the tuition to be tailored to the needs of each individual.
You will start by learning how to use traditional tools safely and effectively before making your first simple project. Having mastered the basic techniques we progress to making your first hand-carved wooden spoon. Time permitting you can then make other items.
During the course you will also learn:
The courses are run in the village of Great Bourton in north Oxfordshire about 5 miles from Banbury and the M40. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within easy reach of Oxford and the historic towns of Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon.
The course could therefore be part of a holiday break and the area provides plenty of opportunities for non-participating partners.
Course Dates - 2017
18 & 19 March 2017 FULL
27 & 28 May 2017 FULL
15 & 16 July 2017
16 & 17 September 2017
18 & 19 November 2017
Private Tuition also available.
"The Thrill of Spoon Carving!" - Click HERE to read a blog by Bob who attended a course in October 2012.
Gift Vouchers may be purchased here.