Spoon Carving workshop
How about trying something different? Come along to 57 Handmade and learn how to make your very own wooden cooking spoon.
In this friendly, fun small-group session, experienced spoon carver Eleanor Morgan will guide you through all the steps, showing you how to safely carve a spoon from local wood, using just two different knives.
You’ll find yourself lost in a world of wood chips and the beautiful facets of the natural materialas you’re taken through the spoon carving process from beginning to end. Starting with a wooden blank, Eleanor will teach you how to create your very own cooking utensil to take home.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and no experience is assumed. However, as we’ll be using sharp knives, the class is for over 18s only. All tools and wood will be provided.
Eleanor is a Richmond based craftsperson working in green wood and willow.
Originally trained as a fine artist, she was initially drawn to textiles, especially patchwork, embroidery and knitting with a particular interest to their historical context.
However after a 20 year career in social housing an interest in natural, sustainable materials developed. She started making baskets about eight years ago following a weekend workshop and has been developing her technique since. She has a particular interest in traditional English basketmaking techniques. Carving spoons from greenwood came a few years later, but developed really quickly.
Eleanor sources much of the wood she uses locally, including her allotment in Twickenham, where she also grows a small amount of willow she uses in her baskets. She sells her work at local markets and fairs as well as on line.