White wood sauce spoon with leaf motif

Perfect for stirring sauce and maybe also as a tasting spoon, this attractive spoon is further enhanced by a leaf motif kolrosed into the handle meaning it will never wear off.

Finished using food safe and durable kunos oil.

Crafted by hand using traditional techniques.

Length  25cm (10″) Bowl 6 x 3.8cm

For sale at $35 including post Australia-wide.

 

$25 if local pickup Toowoomba. Overseas and local buyers please contact me.

tasting spoon

Spoon carving workshops

spoon carving class

Spooning sisters

Learn how to carve your own wooden spoon using traditional techniques and your own hands by attending this small group one day workshop led by your tutor, Matt Eliason (AKA Spoonguy) who has over 3,000 hours experience in spoon carving.

Held in Toowoomba, (an easy 1.5 hr drive from Brisbane if you are there!) the workshop covers:

  • Types of wood
  • Sourcing wood and things to consider
  • How to get the best spoon from wood
  • Concepts of spoon design
  • Demonstration of axe work (Hands on at the end of the day, time permitting)
  • Different safe grips, cutting stokes and other aspects while working on your own spoon
  • Dealing with issues of green wood carving while working the wood
  • Knives and knife sharpening
  • Finishing coatings

The day progresses at a gentle pace, with plenty of one-on-one attention that is only possible in a small group workshop environment.

We carve together, with tool work clearly demonstrated and students work followed to ensure safe and effective tool use.

We take a break for morning tea and afternoon tea (supplied) and lunch (bring your own).

At the end of the day you will have an eating spoon, or a cooking spoon or a serving  spoon that is very close to completion for you to take home.

Tools available for purchase at the end of the day –  $110 for the two knives so you can do final cuts and move on to new spoons.

I also have optional purchases:

  • Bent knife covers ($20) for sale on the day.
  • A 50mm bent knife (good for larger bowls – $60)
  • Specialist carving hatchet – $125 (cost price – imported from UK)

Workshops run from 9-4 or 9.30-4.30 if participants are traveling to attend.

Current class sizes are limited to four to allow maximum interaction.

Tuition fee:

  • Toowoomba $120,
  • Brisbane $150,
  • Sunshine/Gold Coast $160

Questions? Please feel free to Email me  or call 0409 349 752

Next workshops

  • June 23 – Sunday  – Toowoomba 4 3 spots left
  • July 27 – Saturday – Toowoomba

**If you have 2-4 people and want to nominate your own date I’m happy to consider it.

Spoon carving workshops Brisbane, Gold/Sunshine Coast.  I will travel and conduct a workshop (minimum 4 people and extra fee applies). You need to provide the venue – backyard with shade will do.

NEW: You can now also purchase a Gift Voucher for a workshop.

Step 1. Please complete this form

Also to ask a question

Are you left handed?
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Step 2. Pay  deposit


No. People



Final $100 cash on day. Tools available for purchase – $110 for the two knives.

I also have bent knife covers ($20) for sale on the day.

If you can arrange two people, I can do other dates by arrangement

About your tutor

Matt has been carving spoons since 2016. Using skills developed over that time (over 2500 hours carving), Matt has carved a wide variety of spoons using various timbers on almost a full-time basis.

Spoons are sold around the world for practical use and collection.

spoon carving tutor

Spoonguy

spoon carver

A happy participant

Grained wattle stirring spoon

This pretty spoon has not only an attractive and functional shape, it also has a lovely grain pattern.

Perfect for stirring sauces and a generously deep bowl to serve sauces.

Finished with food safe raw linseed oil, this spoon will provide years of service.

Crafted by hand using traditional techniques.

Length  23cm (9″) Bowl 5 x 3.5cm

For sale at $35 including post Australia-wide.

 

$25 if local pickup Toowoomba. Overseas and local buyers please contact me.

Grained wattle stirring spoon

Grained wattle stirring spoon

Acacia sampling spoon – baby feeder

This fun Acacia sampling spoon is perfect for sampling sauces or as a wonderful baby feeding spoon.

Decorated with a flower motif by the process of Kolros so it is permanent

Finished with food safe kunos oil – has no taste impact.

Length  16.5cm (7 1/2″) Bowl 35 x 30mm

For sale at $35 including post Australia-wide.

 

$25 if local pickup Toowoomba. Overseas and local buyers please contact me.

Acacia sampling spoon Acacia sampling spoon

Decorated curvy Melaleuca spoon

This decorated curvy Melaleuca wood spoon is attractive while also  totally functional.

Leaf patter has been permanently kolrosed into the handle.

Finished with food safe flaxseed oil – has no taste impact.

Length  219cm (7 1/2″) Bowl 48 x 35mm

For sale at $35 including post Australia-wide.

 

$25 if local pickup Toowoomba. Overseas and local buyers please contact me.

Decorated curvy melaleuca spoon Decorated curvy melaleuca spoon

Black Wattle stirring – measuring spoon

This spoon with striking contrast is ideal for accurately measuring 1 teaspoon as it is for stirring sauces.

The handle length makes it ideal for use with most smaller saucepans.

Hand made using traditional tools and techniques it also has a flattened end in case you need to shift overheated food from the bottom of the saucepan!

Finished with food safe flaxseed oil for enhancement and durability.

Length  24cm (9 1/2″) Bowl 45 x 35mm

For sale at $35 including post Australia-wide.

 

$25 if local pickup Toowoomba. Overseas and local buyers please contact me.

black wattle stirring - measuring spoon

 

SOLD Curved handled spoon

This hand-crafted wooden spoon was from some wood gifted to me and is said to be a form of native cherry.

It has pleasing subtle grain.

This item retains the knife marks of creation and could be used ans a left or right-hand sauce stirring spoon or a left-hand eating spoon.

Finished with food safe flaxseed oil – has no taste impact.

Length  25cm (9 3/4″) Bowl 65 x 45mm

For sale at $35 including post Australia-wide.

SOLD

 

$25 if local pickup Toowoomba. Overseas and local buyers please contact me.

curved handled spoon

curved handled spoon

Privet spoon with decoration

This delightful little hand-made wooden spoon not only has a pleasant shape, but also a pretty design kolrosed into the handle.

It is the perfect size for several uses:

  • A  comfortable eating spoon for at home
  • A spoon that can live in your bag for times when you are out and want to use something other than a plastic disposable spoon
  • For feeding a child.

Finished with food safe kunos oil, this spoon will provide years of service.

Length  19cm (7 1/2″) Bowl 60 x 43mm

For sale at $35 including post Australia-wide.

 

$25 if local pickup Toowoomba. Overseas and local buyers please contact me.

Privet spoon with decoration

Privet spoon with decoration

 

 

Jacaranda wood cooking spoon

Hand crafted from local Jacaranda wood, this wooden spoon is ideal for stirring and cooking in a big pot of love.

Retaining the maker’s knife marks in the bowl, and a slight feature of wood imperfection, it will be a joy to use in the kitchen.

Overall length 34.5cm (13  1/2″) and bowl 8.9 x 4.8cm.

Finished with food-safe natural linseed oil.

For sale at $40 including post Australia-wide. Overseas buyers please contact me.

 

Local pickup $30 available in Toowoomba.

Privet wood salad servers

These hand crafted salad servers are made from locally sourced privet wood.

Despite slight colour differences they came from  the same log, an inch apart!

One item has interesting wood patterning.

Overall length 32.5cm (12 3/4″) and bowl 9.5 x 6.5cm.

Finished with food-safe natural linseed oil.

For sale at $55 including post Australia-wide. Overseas buyers please contact me.

 

Local pickup $45 available in Toowoomba.