|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.
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|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 15th & 16th July 2017. For details of this and other course dates please click here.
The next Knife Skills & Whittling Course will be
held on 26th November 2017. For details of this and other
course dates please click here.
| New for 2017!|
|The first Spoon Decoration Course will be held on 23rd July 2017. For details of this and other
course dates please click here.|
|The first Spoon Carving Day will be held on 29th October 2017. For details of this and other Carving Days please click here.|
|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 22nd April 2017.|
| Martin will be exhibiting and demonstrating at his workshop during the period 13th and 21st May between midday and 6pm daily. Visit the Artweeks website HERE for directions and more information.|