Spoon carving workshops

beautiful artisan serving spoon

Learn how to carve a wooden spoon using traditio0nal techniques by attending this small group one day workshop led by your tutor with over 2,500 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
  • 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 maintenance
  • 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.

You can purchase knives used on the day at cost price.

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

Current class sizes are limited to three so as to allow maximum interaction.

Cost $120

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

Next workshop

Please fill in the form below as an Expression of Interest and include several dates you might be available.

Suggested dates (weather permitting):

June 23 (Saturday) ONE spot remaining

July 8 (Sunday) SOLD OUT

August (4 Saturday)

July 28 (Saturday)

If you have 2-3 people and want to nominate your own date I’m happy to consider it.

Out of town?  I will travel and conduct a workshop (minimum 4 people and extra fee applied).

No need to pay a deposit for an Expression of Interest.

Please complete this form

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

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 carver

A happy participant

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