Spoon Carving by Creative nature HQ - crafts in London
Spoon Carving by Creative nature HQ - crafts in London

Spoon Carving

by Creative nature HQ

12 reviews
12 reviews
An introduction to spoon carving, working with greenwood, a knife and an axe.

Woodworking Class

2.5 hour workshop

Beginner

Woolwich SE18

2.5 hour workshop
£50 per person
Flexitime
from £45 per person

Classes

2.5 hour workshop

Evening

This regular class in spoon carving, introduces the art of carving with an axe, a knife and a crook knife. By carving a spoon, which is by nature a functional object and one we are all familiar with, we are free from the pressure of knowing what to carve and instead we can become familiar with the tools of this craft. As you gain confidence with the tools, you begin to build a relationship with small scale carving and understand the subtle and addictive qualities of this new hobby. We will use green wood, freshly cut with a high moisture content. This is a beautiful and easy way to carve wood. You are supported through the whole process and encouraged to explore carving in your own way and at your own pace. This is an exercise in slowing down and settling your attention. All tools and materials are supplied and at the end of the session you will have your first carving started. Creative nature HQ is located within Thames-Side Studios, a 7-acre site of studios and workshops occupied by makers, artists, craftspeople and designers. We are right next to the river Thames, have three cafes in walking distance and plenty of free parking. If I have missed anything out, please drop me a line and ask me a question. Hope to meet you soon.

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Fri 8 Nov 2019, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
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Fri 22 Nov 2019, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
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Fri 29 Nov 2019, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
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Tue 10 Dec 2019, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
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Fri 17 Jan 2020, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
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Sat 25 Jan 2020, 10:00am - 12:30pm
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Woolwich, SE18 5NR
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Reviews (12)
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Jenny
2 Jun
An amazing experience in a wonderful workshop with expert tuition. A really fun and informative class resulting in a wooden spoon- what more could you ask!?!
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Claer
10 Jun
Really enjoyed the class - clear and helpful instructions in a very calm environment. The carving itself was very therapeutic.

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Jenny
2 Jun
An amazing experience in a wonderful workshop with expert tuition. A really fun and informative class resulting in a wooden spoon- what more could you ask!?!
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Claer
10 Jun
Really enjoyed the class - clear and helpful instructions in a very calm environment. The carving itself was very therapeutic.
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Roger Fenn
1 Dec
We learnt to fashion a spoon with an axe and carve it with straight and curved knives. A very enjoyable afternoon with a helpful and friendly teacher.
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Duygu
21 Dec
Amazing day, learnt all the basics and laughed a lot with a lovely bunch of people, the time flew by without realising!
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Anonymous
21 Dec
Amazing class and teacher, strongly recommended to all age groups
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Bernard
8 Jan
Really enjoyed the spoon carving course. A relaxed and informative afternoon. Stephen is a great teacher: knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Look forward to the next one!
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Lisa Mills
8 Jan
What a delightful afternoon! Learning to use an axe as well as knife exceeded any expectation I may have had about the class. Stephen was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and as helpful as we wanted him to be. I would certainly recommend the class to anyone - I did it with my daughter and her beau and we all three enjoyed it.
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Tracey
15 Jan
Fantastic afternoon spent making a wooden spoon. Stephen was very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the craft. He encourages your own artistic style to develop and guides without imposing his view. His anything and everything is possible attitude is refreshing. Using your hands deepens your appreciation of what’s actually involved in the process and at the end of the session, you have a spoon that you have bonded with and that will last forever! The venue is clean warm and is well equipped with everything you need to carve and make a spoon. I can’t recommend this course highly enough and I’d love to go back!!
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Ryan
6 Feb
Stephen was a really nice guy and is very knowledgable. The class had quite a meditative spin and made for a pleasant morning! My spoon didn't end up being anything special, I didn't even get to hollowing out the bowl, but I really enjoyed myself and it was great to learn some new skills. The work does get quite tiring, but if you aren't very strong Stephen had other strategies for carving that were a little easier on the arms. Can't recommend this enough if you're looking to try something a little bit different.
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Steven
31 Mar
Great introductory course to spoon carving. Fantastic workshop with free flowing tea. Stephen was an excellent instructor and very knowledgeable.
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Elaine
4 Apr
Had a great time. Steve is an amazing teacher. All I’ve done is tell everyone I know about the course and making them sign up for it I learnt new skills and over came a fear of certain tools! Will be going back to do more!
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Lottie
15 Apr
Great workshop and even better teacher!

Class location

Woolwich
Thames- Side Studios, Unit TW-008, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

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Spoon Carving by Creative nature HQ - crafts in London

About your host, Creative nature HQ

Creative nature HQ is a collective of artists, makers and designers who believe that we are all inherently creative. It is their job as teachers to nurture and reveal these qualities in every one we teach. Creative nature HQ have defined five disciplines that encompass all the skills of our group: to draw, carve, build, weave and cast.

You can access these workshops in different studios around south London. Their main location is Creative Nature HQ , East Greenwich, that specialises in wood carving, weaving and construction on a monumental scale. We love to teach, to give people the confidence to use tools and with that a confidence grows and a world of making opens up before them.

Stephen Stockbridge is the director of Creative nature HQ, from this tranquil making space Stephen shares his passion for making with natural materials. Slowing down, being in the moment and fully engaged with what you are doing is the foundation of everything that happens here.

Come join the club, learn, live and make! Looking forward to meeting you.

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Notes

All the tools and materials you need are included in the price. Tea and biscuits are a big part of the slow crafting movement and here the kettle is always on and the biscuit box is full.

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

2.5 hour workshop
£50 per person
Flexitime
from £45 per person
2.5 hour workshop
from £50 per person