with EJ Osborne of Hatchet + Bear

Saturday 30th January 2016

9.30am - 6pm 

A whole day of spoon carving for beginners and newcomers - Learn how to carve your own wooden spoons using simple hand tools and traditional methods.

*Recommended by Country Living Magazine!*

There will be a maximum of 10 people attending and each workshop will run for a whole day - from 9.30 am until 6pm.

The Spoon Workshop will provide you with all the tools, skills and knowledge needed to make spoons for every day use, from a selection of foraged and freshly cut wood. Learn the skills now and have plenty of time to create Christmas presents for friends and family!

You don't need any previous experience, but if you've already done a bit of spoon carving and you want to find out about little tips and tricks to improve - then this will benefit you too.

During the workshop everyone will learn how to:

- Identify trees and woods suitable for carving spoons and utensils.

- Split and prepare wood with the use of a small axe.

- Carve out spoon blanks using various axing techniques.

- Use a straight edged knife and a crook knife - safely and efficiently.

There's also:

A delicious lunch - based on the seasonal abundance of the farm and plenty of teas and real coffee throughout the day.

An organic B&B should anyone wish to stay the night and spend some time exploring.

Everyone will leave at the end of the day with the spoons they have made and a new set of empowering skills! 

About the tutor:

After studying Arboriculture with the Royal Forestry Society and Product Design at University, EJ's work began to focus on heritage crafts and British woodland culture.

Known for using unusual and difficult sections from storm damaged trees, EJ uses simple tools and traditional methods - with a selection of locally foraged wood and raw materials, to make products that withstand the test of time, while becoming more beautiful with age and use.

EJ also designs and makes things for other shops - big and small... Hatchet+Bear utensils can now be found in a handful of selected outlets across the globe.


For a longer course, see also Weekend Spoon Carving at Trill.