Spoon carving workshops – Toowoomba SE Queensland

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Learn how to carve your own wooden spoon using traditional techniques and your own hands by attending this Toowoomba based  small group one day workshop led by your tutor, Matt Eliason (AKA Spoonguy) who has over 5,000 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 yourself 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.

Workshops run from 9.00am- 3.30 pm. All work is  in the greenwood tradition: handheld with knives… no vices, chisels, or gouges are used.

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

Tuition fee includes timber, use of the two spoon carving knives, axe if you want try, and morning tea:

  • Toowoomba $150
  • Brisbane $180

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

GROUP workshops – Toowoomba 2024

  • Sunday 21 July 2024 9-3.30 2 spots left
  • Sunday 18 August  2024 9-3.30
  • Sunday 22 September2024 8.30-3.00 (Day after Carvival of Flowers Parade)

Ask about workshops etc using the form below.

**If you have 3-4 people and want to nominate your own date I’m happy to consider it.

Spoon carving workshops Brisbane.  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.

SOLO Workshops

Prefer not to participate in a small group? I am now offering solo classes for $250. Gain total focus and progress. Fill the form below to enquire.

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

    Spoon carving workshop deposit per person


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    >Final $100 cash on day. Tools available for purchase – $170 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 3000 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.

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