As one of the country’s leading green woodworkers I have been carving for over 20 years and teaching this range of courses since 2005, some of my past students are now professional carvers teaching spoon carving courses themselves, many others are happy amateurs, all go away inspired and empowered.

My spoon carving courses are unique in that they focus on the skills I want you to take away at the end of the course, although you will also have some spoons (or bowls) too!

You’ll learn a range of cuts with knives and axes which will enable you to use carving tools efficiently and safely. You’ll then be guided through a few simple projects where you will be able to use those cuts and add to them as your skill grows. Blog links under each course show previous courses to give a good idea of what to expect.

What a superb course. I had been carving spoons for about a year, and thought I knew how to do it. From Robin’s excellent tuition I soon learned better ways to do almost every phase of the process… Now I have a real dilemma: next year should I go for the spoons again, or on the bowl-carving course?

Adam Hart-Davis

All courses run 2-5pm first day and 9.30-4.30 second and third days.

Location Edale Village Hall, easily accessibly by train, beautiful scenery, wide rage of accommodation.

I am not teaching any spoon carving courses any more, however my daughter JoJo is now teaching a range of fantastic courses both in Edale and around the world. See below for her UK dates, or her website for international dates.

Available Spooncarving Courses and Bowlcarving courses