Spoon Carving Courses Australia

We highly recommend taking a course to begin your spoon carving journey or cement your green wood carving skills. Learn how to properly use and sharpen your new tools, carve a spoon, carve a mobius or sculpture or even make a chair from scratch. There are some great teachers out there. If you would like to be added to this list, please get in touch. Also consider taking a look at our Carving Classes page for some upcoming courses.


The Wood Tamer™ runs spoon carving and knife sharpening classes on the Central Coast NSW for one on one sessions or small groups. Classes can be tailored to suit. Click here to find out more.

Bradley van Luyt. Using woody weeds removed from local Bushland as part of environmental  restoration projects you can learn to carve a spoon, spatula or other kitchen utensil with axe, knife and hook. Based in the Sutherland Shire I teach at a wide variety of locations and at home too (saves on my bus fares!!). More workshops to come in 2022. Contact Brad via his Instagram page @bvanluyt

Roy Davi aka theleurabodger is a pole-lathe wood turner, bowl and spoon carver. Courses are available in greenwood pole-lathe turning, stool and chair building using traditional hand tools. Spoon and bowl carving courses for beginners and intermediate carvers. Courses are at Roy's Blue Mountains Leura workshop.

Contact Roy via email to roy.davi@y7mail.com or Instagram or Messenger to @theleurabodger

Get started on a spoon carving adventure. Learn basic axe and knife skills and safe techniques for weilding your tools. Enjoy the practice of mindfulness whilst creating a useful and beautiful object.
Contact Jill Day 0415 086 130 or email sheoak.jill@gmail.com or via instagram @jill_a_day

Hape Kiddle runs carving workshops both in person and online.  His beautiful sculptures are amazing.  You can sign up to his email listhereto find out when he will be coming to your area orcontact himdirectly.

Jeff Donne is well known the spoon carving world for the creation of the popular Spoon Jam event. He runs a range of excellent spoon carving, wood craft, puppet making and green woodworking courses. Learn More

Bird Carving workshop at Lyttleton Stores, Lawson, Blue Mountains,

Sunday May 14th, 9 – 5pm
All tools and materials are provided
Join local maker and teacher Georgina Donovan for a bird carving workshop at Lyttleton's store. Slow down and connect with your creative self as you carve your own beautiful wooden bird under the guidance of a skilled and encouraging teacher in a calm, supportive environment. Tap into your own creativity as you discover the mindful and satisfying practice of woodcarving, and a newfound appreciation of natural materials.

In this 7 hour workshop you will learn safe techniques to carve different types of wood from a rough cut blank, as you engage in a practice that has been around for thousands of years.

Absolutely no experience required- just a can-do attitude! All tools and materials provided, as is morning tea. Bring your own lunch, or take advantage of some of the local options available. Closed shoes are also required, and minimum age is 16.

Bookings: https://www.lyttletonstores.com.au/preserve/workshops?category=Workshops


Fiona has a lifelong interest in woodcraft and was drawn to the gentle and meditative process of spoon carving. Fiona carves predominantly in seasoned hardwoods that are recycled, offcuts from furniture making or timber that would otherwise go to waste. She shares her love of carving in workshops at a variety of venues across Canberra, including combined Glass + Wood workshops at the Canberra Glassworks, as well as new workshops coming in 2023. For further details contact Fiona here: Twig to Table


Phoenix Creations Tasmania- Spend a day learning to carve a spoon in their Cygnet workshop.  They run a range of classes to find out more click here. Be sure to check out their beautiful spoons that we have been admiring for quite some time.


Join Eli Beke of Wedge and Edge woodcraft and learn the basics of spoon carving as you work on your own handmade spoon! Workshops & Events

Eli also sells a range of handmade wares here


Neil runs spoon carving workshops at various venues across Perth and South West Western Australia. He carves spoons from green wood using fallen and pruned branches found around Perth where he lives. His spoons and bowls are sold at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre in Kalamunda and on his Etsy store: lilspoonsbigearth.

Contact Neil via Email: lilspoonsbigearth@gmail.com or Instagram: @greenwoodadventure.


Theresa runs beginner spoon carving and bangle carving workshops in Brisbane – at Artisan, Plant Empire and Botanick. She also shares her love of carving by running small-group casual classes at her home workshop in Chelmer. In these on-going classes students can try out a broad range of tools and timber and develop their individual style. Theresa uses seasoned timber, obtained from ethical suppliers, and loves the challenge of making something from the tiniest of scraps of wood so that nothing is wasted.

For further details contact Theresa by email: theresadarmody@yahoo.com.au or Instagram: @theresadarmody

Lexie is running intimate beginner’s Spoon carving workshops on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. Lexie is incredibly passionate about designing and carving functional utensils, the creative process and sharing her love of carving with others. She believes carving has so much to offer, and that there is nothing quite like getting lost in the simplicity, pace and creative flow of a good carve! 

Lexie brings her enthusiastic, unique energy to her classes ensuring a good time is had by all. 

Workshops currently open for booking: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1148900

For further details, to check out Lexie’s work or connect with her directly: @lfwoodco

Email: lfwoodco@gmail.com

Learn how to carve your own wooden spoon using traditional techniques and your own hands by attending this Toowoomba based small group one day workshop led by your tutor, Matt Eliason (AKA Spoonguy) who has over 5,000 hours experience in spoon carving.

Click here for details


If you can't get to a course or a local spoon club we can recommend Spoon Club online tutorials. Designed to accompany SPON: A GUIDE TO SPOON CARVING AND THE NEW WOOD CULTURE  the courses let you learn and develop at your own pace from wherever you are.