To get hold of my Spoons please visit my Shop at 260 Hackney Rd London.

London Evening Classes

A perfect introduction to knife carving, no previous woodworking experience is necessary, that said even an experienced carpenter or cabinet maker would gain much from carving a spoon. We focus on carving techniques that will allow you to carve safely with confidence so you can create at home too. Spoon carving is great because the tools are cheap and you don’t need a workshop or a workbench, you can even do it in your own front room. These classes are designed to provide you with a strong foundation to create all sorts of carved objects. 

I cover in 4 evenings what I cover in a one day course, so you can practice between each class, which will definitely enhance your progress.

The course is 8 hr spread over four weeks, every Thursday night starting at 19:00-21:00 you will learn all the skills needed to turn a bit of branch or log into a beautiful functional spoon using axes and knives. 

All my Classes are being run at my new studio space at Stepney City Farm (click on the link for directions), it's just a bit more than 5 min walk from Stepney Green Underground.

Week one: Knife grips and make your own cooking spatula.

Week two: Introduction to "axing out".

Week three: Hollowing with a bent knife.

Week four: Carve a functional Spoon.
The total cost of the course is £120 (the one day course is £120 also), I will supply all the tools and materials necessary and can direct you if you would like to buy your own. Please bring a packed lunch for the day workshop.
To book please get in contact via and put evening class in the subject box.

The payment for your class is entirely non refundable (for whatever reason), if you need to pass your place to somebody else please send me their details.

Feedback from the last class I ran (Jan 19th):

"Loved Sunday! Fantastic and so

 inspiring... It's like meditation"

"Lovely to meet you.  The course was exactly what I wanted - thank you.  You are a natural teacher. Today I shall be mostly sharpening knives"

Dates for classes


Wednesday Evenings 19:00- 21:00 (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd)

**DAY WORKSHOP** 10:00-18:00 Sunday 27th April 2014 FULL.  


Spoons from the Woods 3rd-8th June FULL
A beautiful woodland based 6 day spoon carving retreat.

**DAY WORKSHOP** 10:00-18:00 Sunday 22nd June 2014 Places still available.

**DAY WORKSHOP** 10:00-18:00 Sunday 29th June 2014 Places still available.


Spoons from the Woods 6th-11th September Places still available.
A beautiful woodland based 6 day spoon carving retreat.
for more information about this beautiful course centre follow the link below.


  1. Can you do some more day courses on a saturday or sunday throughout june-july and ongoing because my husband would LOVE this but we live in Birmingham so could not attend the Thursday evening classes.

    1. Mama! new dates up sorry it takes me ages to do computer stuff : )