Author Archive | Robin Wood



QUALITY. I always struggled with the commissioning process. When it gets to that point where you hand the work over I never knew if the client really liked it. I think that is a self doubt many craftspeople feel. Several years ago I met a blacksmith who told me he never felt that doubt. In fact […]

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Teaching Woodcarving at Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury is the biggest outdoor festival of the performing arts in the World. It is so very special. I first visited around 1984 when there were small free festivals all over the country. Most folk walked in to Glastonbury for free though I think some paid. Today it’s attended by around 175,000 people and tickets […]

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Creative goodness

Tonight was the last in Julia Bradbury’s series of “walks with a view” and she led viewers around my home valley of Edale. On the way she stopped by the workshop and helped turn a bowl. You can see the program on ITV player here  not sure how long it will be live for or if […]

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The story of a spoon

The story of a spoon. Some folk think it’s a lot of effort to make a spoon, it’s nothing compared to this. Or you could learn to carve gorgeous functional sculptures that are a joy to use or give to friends. Lets take a tiny step toward a world of zero carbon spoons. This one […]

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Do what you love

As the year draws to a close I tend to become reflective and to check I am really doing what I want to do with my life. This year I am more reflective than normal, a couple of weeks ago a friend of mine died after a short illness. Paul was a lovely, lovely man, […]

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