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Spoon Carving - Full Day

5(11 reviews)
This full-day workshop will give you everything you need to turn a log into a beautiful, usable cooking spoon!
Bristol
In-person
from £65 pp
7hrs
Beginner
Next available date:18th June 2022
What happens in this class?

You will make your spoon from locally sourced green wood using an axe and two types of knife, which we will teach you to use safely and effectively. The course is suitable for both complete beginners, and those who’ve made spoons before and would like to hone their skills and develop their designs.

Things to remember

The day will run from 9:30am - 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch. We will be working outside - though we will have a covered area - so please come prepared for all weathers. For footwear, walking boots/work boots are most appropriate - please avoid bare feet/open-toed shoes…

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Latest Reviews
5(11 reviews)
Phil Dodd - May 15, 2022
Ben and Hugh run an excellent workshop. They are friendly, patient and very good teachers. Everyone at the workshop was able to use the tools very quickly and produced a beautiful spoon I highly recommend this for anyone curious about getting into green woodworking.
Rachel - Apr 20, 2022
I really enjoyed this course so much I have taken it twice. I had no prior experience with wood working. The teachers structured the course so that new skills with axe and knives were introduced gradually through the day as we needed them to make our spoons. Highly recommended.
Florence - Dec 4, 2021
I had such a lovely day on the spoon making course. Hugh and Ben were brilliant teachers, working at a relaxed pace and giving clear instructions. I was so pleased with my spoon and can’t wait to do more wood carving. It’s so engrossing!
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Bristol Tree Craft is a community organisation dedicated to bringing people together to learn to make things out of wood. Woodcraft brings connection to the natural world and the simple wellbeing that comes from making something with your hands, which promotes good mental health. Their sessions provide a platform for people to get to know each other and deepen relationships through shared experience, creating unity and fostering community resilience.

As well as offering workshops that are open to anyone, they work closely with schools, after-school clubs and social organisations to create programs that provide sometimes vulnerable groups a safe…

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Class Location
Bridge Farm Community
Bristol
Glenfrome Rd
BS16 1BQ
Bristol

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Spoon Carving - Full Day

Reviews

Phil Dodd - May 15, 2022
Ben and Hugh run an excellent workshop. They are friendly, patient and very good teachers. Everyone at the workshop was able to use the tools very quickly and produced a beautiful spoon I highly recommend this for anyone curious about getting into green woodworking.
Rachel - Apr 20, 2022
I really enjoyed this course so much I have taken it twice. I had no prior experience with wood working. The teachers structured the course so that new skills with axe and knives were introduced gradually through the day as we needed them to make our spoons. Highly recommended.
Florence - Dec 4, 2021
I had such a lovely day on the spoon making course. Hugh and Ben were brilliant teachers, working at a relaxed pace and giving clear instructions. I was so pleased with my spoon and can’t wait to do more wood carving. It’s so engrossing!
Emma Smith - Nov 25, 2021
Fantastic day, I learnt loads and feel like I've had a break from the city even though it was only 10 mins away from home! Hugh and Ben were excellent facilitators, keeping things moving without rushing anyone. I feel so proud of my spoon, I almost don't want to use it! Feels so satisfying to have started with a log and come home with something so beautiful(ish!). Would highly recommend it.
Simon Oatley - Nov 25, 2021
I thought it was an excellent class, Ben was really helpful and I enjoyed hte session a lot. He was relaxed but kept an eye on everyones progress and kept the session moving - 5 stars
Emma - Nov 24, 2021
Spoon-tastic! Had a brilliant day whittling my very own spoon… it now has pride of place in my cutlery drawer. The teaching was superb and the lunch was a lovely treat, what a fab day!
C - Nov 24, 2021
Really fab teachers - very knowledgable and hugely charismatic. Couldn't recommend more!!!!
Jimmy Aldridge - Nov 24, 2021
Had a mega fun time spoon-carving last weekend! What a hidden gem of a venue - Bridge Farm feels more like rural Somerset than the centre of Bristol. My partner gave the course to me for a birthday gift, and I couldn't recommend it enough. Ben and Hugh were very thorough in their teaching, and broke the process up into really manageable chunks. They also plied us with coffee and kept the fire blazing, so we were nice and warm even though it was a cold day. Delicious soup too!
Rebecca Richards - Nov 24, 2021
What a fab day!!! Ben & Hugh led the workshop so brilliantly and explained everything really well. Having never used a carving knife or axe before I came away having learned loads. Can't wait to christen my new spoon. Such a wonderful way to spend a Saturday...
Spencer - Nov 24, 2021
I thought I was a pretty competent green woodworker but Hugh and Ben thought me some essential techniques - I had to unlearn some bad/dangerous habits! Very grateful for their patience, they were very helpful and it was really fun to learn in a group of people with mixed experience. They managed to give everyone one on one help. Very satisfying to finish a spoon in one go. Oh and a hearty lunch was much appreciated too in a lovely setting.
Clarice - Nov 23, 2021
This workshop was amazing. Ben and Hugh are excellent teachers, just lovely, funny and very patient. I was struggling a bit and they really took the time to help me now I have a beautiful spoon I made myself! Highly recommend.