Courses

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My teaching always has a focus on technique. I see a lot of people who feel that they’ll never be able to carve spoons – they’re not strong enough. I aim to break that fear and show people that good technique will always win over strength and brute force.

In my more advanced teachings I like to focus on personal development. We’re all at different stages of our journey. Comparing yourself to others has no benefit. You’ll do much better comparing your work to your previous work. Everyone has something different to learn. I help people through their own personal challenges and take them on to the next stage of their development.

 

2017 Dates

October 11th  – 13th, Birmingham UK

Introduction to spooncarving. Tickets and more information available here.


August 3rd – 6th
Spoonfest, Edale
The first and largest international celebration of the carved wooden spoon.
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June 9th – 11th
Greenwood Fest, USA
Explore green woodworking traditions guided by world-class instructors in a remarkable setting.
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June 6th – 8th
The Eating Spoon, USA
A pre-fest course for Greenwood Fest. More details and tickets here.

April 13th – 14th
Eating Spoon Masterclass, Edale
A weekend spoon carving course in beautiful Edale. Join me for an in-depth look at the carved wooden eating spoon. Find more details and book your place here.
February 15th – 17th
Learn to Carve Spoons, Edale
A three day spoon carving course for beginners, based in the beautiful Edale, Derbyshire. Find more details and book your place here.





2016 Dates

August 12th – 14th
Täljfest, Sweden
“Workshops, demos, talks, entertainment, market and much more for anyone and everyone interested in wood carving.”
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August 9th – 11th
Eating Spoon Masterclass, Sweden
A three day spooncarving course at Sätergläntan, Sweden’s national folk craft school, before Täljfest.


August 5th – 7th
Spoonfest, Edale
“The first international celebration of the carved wooden spoon”
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June 10th – 12th
Greenwood Fest, USA
“Three days of hands-on learning, with a dreamteam of international instructors, set in a beautiful rustic camp in the pitch-piney heart of Plymouth, Massachusetts.”
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June 14th – 15th
Eating Spoon Masterclass, USA
“Spend two days working on your carving skills with an up-and-coming star of green woodworking”! A course just after Greenwood Fest, at the same location.
Get more info and your tickets here.

May 31st – June 2nd

Dimensions of Together, Germany
A conference held at the Bauhaus, Germany. I will be leading workshops and giving a talk.
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April 15th – 17th
Fines Lames et Petites Cuiliières, France

“A relaxed, unstructured weekend to enjoy green wood work with like-minded people, in a beautiful part of Central Brittany.”
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April 9th – 10th

Eating Spoon Masterclass, Edale
A weekend spoon carving course in beautiful Edale. Join me for an in-depth look at the carved wooden eating spoon.

March 30th – April 1st
Intro to Spoon Carving, Edale
A three day spoon carving course for beginners, based in the beautiful Edale, Derbyshire.