Spoon Carving Workshop

Our Spoon Carving Workshop will cater to both novice and experienced spoon carvers in our beautiful woods at Exmouth. Ali Taylor will be on hand to provide a beginners introduction with our Master Craftsman, Nick Murphy, present to help those already carving spoons who want to hone their techniques and learn advanced skills.

The beginners will work with Ali Taylor to cover aspects of spoon carving such as sourcing materials, tools, knife grips and how to carve a basic spoon. You will have plenty of time throughout the day to create your own spoon under the guidance of our trainer, Ali Taylor, who has been carving and creating with greenwood for a number of years in his role as a Forest School Leader. To see some of Ali’s recent spoons head over to Ali Outdoors on Instagram.

If you are already hooked on carving spoons and have dabbled with our previous workshops then you can spend the day with Nick Murphy, covering aspects of spoon carving such as raw materials, knife grips and advanced carving techniques. You will have plenty of time throughout the day to create your own spoon under the guidance of our trainer, Nick Murphy, who has been relentlessly carving spoons since 2014. Nick’s style and approach have meant that he is internationally renowned for his craft. To see his recent spoons head over to Murphy’s Spoon on Instagram here or read an interview with him on our blog here.

Group of people carving spoons outdoors at a workshop in the woods


Course Times


The workshop takes place at Exmouth Forest School, under the cover of the canopy, and appropriate clothing will be required.



Dates To Be Confirmed




Experience Details

What others had to say...

“What a fantastic course you have put together!
The experienced instructor Nick Murphy was absolutely superb, such in depth knowledge of the subject of green wood working and spoonery. It’s a real pleasure to be around someone who has such passion and desire to pass on his skills and knowledge in this discipline. The setting was great and I felt everyone who attended was extremely happy and engaged in the course. I would like to say a heartfelt thank you for such a good value for money course.”

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