About the Course
This gentle and relaxed introduction to greenwood carving will be led by Fay
Spoon Company, both local tutors with a wide range of experience in green
carving and offering contrasting techniques and approaches. With a maximum
group size of 12 people there will be plenty of hands-on support from Fay and
Plan for the day...
They will guide you through the process of materials selection, design, carving
and finishing techniques, after care and the use of various tools including axes,
draw knives and shave horses. You will be able to choose the style of spoon or
wooden cooking/eating implement that you wish to create, crank or straight
handled, large or small, depending on your wishes.
As your carved creations take shape, Judith, the resident cook at Fire and
Feast, will light the woodfire and prepare a tasty two course supper cooked on
wood for the group to enjoy together, creating a relaxed and convivial end to
your Sunday afternoon. There will be time for questions and conversations and
an opportunity to savour the beautiful Suffolk countryside as you carve and dine.
Refreshments will be provided at the start and during the afternoon. Please
come dressed suitably for the outdoors. On site parking available. Please note
carving does require reasonable hand strength. Special dietary requirements
can be catered for if advised in advance.
Your half day experience will include:
Freshly made hot / cold drinks and a sweet treat mid afternoon
Tuition throughout the afternoon from our experienced tutors
All equipment, tools and materials to create your spoon
Two course campfire supper with a selection of drinks
Your spoon / implement to take home at the end of the afternoon
Fay Jones aka the Woodland Haberdasher is based near Harleston and believes there is nothing quite like exploring the world through the wonderful variety of materials it provides. She helps people to have a go at making their own everyday things to connection to past and future through materials, objects and processes.
Nick Gosman started spoon carving to help improve his wellbeing, however, it has become more than just a pass time, its become obsessive! He believes in only using hand tools, no dusty, noisy workshop for him! The tools he uses would be recognised by wood carvers 100’s of years ago and his ethos is simple.., work with nature and with the natural fibres of the wood, including the knots! https://gosmanspoonco.com/
Judith is co-founder of Fire and Feast Suffolk and is the resident cook for our
Saturday night suppers and Sunday brunch café. She also grows the onsite
produce for the kitchen. She has been a fire cook for many years and enjoys
experimenting with all types of fire cookery.