Spoon Carving Resources

Spoon Carving Courses

We highly recommend taking a course to begin your spoon carving journey or cement your green wood carving skills.


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 Australia wide which are now online. Learn More

Hape Kiddle runs carving workshops both in person and online.  His beautiful sculptures are amazing.  You can sign up to his email list here to find out when he will be coming to your area or contact him directly.

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. To find out more Chris can be contacted here.


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.


Green Woodsmith runs a range of workshops that cover a large range of green woodworking skills, from spoon carving to woodturning. Paul's spoon carving courses are a great way to get into green woodworking.  Paul operates out of a purpose built outdoor workshop in Ballarat. To find out more please contact Paul via email pauleryle@gmail.com   


Little Bear Sloyd runs spoon carving workshops in Perth and other locations. You can view current workshops here. He also sells his beautiful hand carved creations in his online store.



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 (available from our store) the courses let you learn and develop at your own pace from wherever you are. Take a look at the course packages here.

To get you started Robin Wood from Wood Tools UK has created this handy video showing 3 different grips for a hook knife: