Oneday Woodcraft

Screenshot 2019-03-19 18.52.32.png
Hamstead Marshall nr Newbury, Berkshire
Spoon carving days 

Spoon carving in green, fresh wood is a wonderfully satisfying craft – I’m sure you’ll enjoy using an axe and knives to shape the wood to release the spoon within.  On the course we’ll cover wood selection, understanding wood grain, design, tool use and safety with tools by different makers for you to try.

Everything is provided from tools and materials to a hearty lunch and refreshments.

There will be up to five students on each course. Students must be 16 or over.

The day starts at 9.30am with all the necessary introductions before selecting wood and using an axe and saw to start to shape your spoon.  We’ll move on to knife work and talk spoons as much as you like with a stop for lunch and later in the afternoon, cake!

The workshop is covered and heated by a wood stove but you’ll need to dress with the weather in mind.  Courses are held in and near the village of Hamstead Marshall nr Newbury, Berkshire.  Courses running in British Summer TIme are held in the wood land workshop and outside of BST in a local village hall.

About the Craftsman

My journey into green woodwork started after seeing a spoon being carved on a television program in the early 2000’s.  Whittling simple spoons led me onto a course to build a shave horse, then the pole lathe and committing to work without powered tools.

These last few years I have focused on spoon carving as well as turning treen and goblets. Since 2016 I’ve been learning to turn bowls on the pole lathe which was both an excellent and frustrating endeavor.  It’s a privilege to have been sharing my craft with others for over 6 years and courses are as popular as ever.  2018 holds the promise of being another busy year with larger events and more courses – as always, keeping busy!


Screen Shot 2018-03-29 at 12.52.09.png
Bucklebury, Reading RG7 6SA, UK 13.59 km
WILD MUSHROOM FORAGING, WILD MUSHROOM COOKING… Matthew has been foraging for wild mushrooms...
Easter Park, Benyon Road, Silchester, Berkshire RG7 2PQ 19.9 km
Bonfire in Berkshire are experts in all things related to woodburning stoves, gas fires, log burn...
Screen Shot 2018-07-30 at 23.21.02.png
Brimslade Farm, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4NG, United Kingdom (UK) 20.65 km
We feel our Bushcraft and Outdoor Activities and Courses will suit the growing needs of those tha...
15 Mill Street Wantage OX12 9AB 22.79 km
The Wantage Mix is a cooperative community space for Wantage and the surrounding area   The...
Ogbourne St.George, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1SQ 23.06 km
Welcome The Sanctuary is a family-run B&B on the Ridgeway National Trail in Ogbourne St.Georg...
The Bespoke Oak Building Company was founded in 2010, by David Cooke who has a passion fo...
Path Hill Farm House, Goring Heath, Oxfordshire, RG8 7RE, United Kingdom 27.11 km
We believe in the power of hemp to create a more sustainable future for all Hempen Co-operative i...
Stonehill House, off Drayton Road, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4AA 31.11 km
21 November 2015 Hedge-laying with Clive Leeke at Stonehill House, off Drayton Road, near Abingdo...
Oxford Wood Recycling, Unit 4, Suffolk Way, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5JX 32.08 km
We’re now situated just off Drayton Road in Abingdon. The warehouse is fully stocked with secondh...
Screen Shot 2018-04-27 at 12.12.48.png
Rotherfield Peppard, Henley-on-Thames, UK 32.97 km
Alistair Phillips is an experienced self-taught wood craftsman, living and working in the Chilter...
122 Silverdale Road Earley Reading RG6 7LX 34.21 km
Willow baskets with a contemporary style.  Plant supports and willow sculptures. Cane and rus...
Stockfree Organic_Farming.jpg
3 Yatesbury House Farm Cottages, Yatesbury, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 8YG 35.42 km
About Shumei Natural Agriculture Yatesbury “Just like music or painting, farming is an art wh...
Unit 2 The Pound Devizes SN10 3LG 37.46 km
Organic Clothing At Zazeka we’re committed to supplying high quality organic and sustainable clot...
Oxford, UK 42.06 km
NearbyWild was inspired by Robert Macfarlane’s The Wild Spaces of Essex. Whether it’s rewilding a...
Showing 31 - 60 of 190 results