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Spoon Carving

  • Sat 20th April 2019.
    Course starts at 10am and ends at 4:30pm.
    Course fee including lunch £65.
    This course runs again on Sat 29th June
    and Sat 26th Oct 2019.

  • Dates, Times & Fees

Course details

The course will cover everything you need to know and do, to create a functional but stylish wooden spoon to take away, along with the confidence to carve away at home on your own.

All tools and a buffet lunch will be provided.

This course is for anyone who wishes to be able to carve a wooden spoon from start to finish and is ideal for complete beginners and those who have recently started spoon carving but wish to improve technique.

This practical workshop will be based outside but undercover. It will encompass everything in theory and practice that you need to create your spoon. The course is more than learning to carve a spoon, it’s a chance to reconnect with the outdoors and switch off from all of life’s little stresses.

A list of topics covered in the course includes:-

• Wood sources, types and forms for spoon carving.

• Tools, their care and use.

• Cutting and splitting wood.

• Safe axe use and safe knife cutting techniques.

• Using a carving axe to reduce the wood into a spoon blank.

• Spoon design.

• Refining the spoon blank into something resembling a spoon.

• Shaping the bowl.

• Discussions about, drying and finishes.

• And, if time permits maybe start another spoon or even try a spatula.

Your tutor for the day will be Neil Hopkins of Forge Ways.

Things you need to know

Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and boots.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.


Our course fees include tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) 1 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

Course Fees.

Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

Book Now!

Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

There are places available on this course.

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