Keeping Traditional Craft Alive

There are two characteristics that apply to the spoons and bowls that Martin makes.

Firstly, he follows traditional practice and uses wood that has been locally sourced.Secondly, only traditional tools and skills are used combined with an appreciation of the material being worked.  Consequently, everything is hand-crafted and not machine-made. 

While his approach is not suitable for modern mass production, each item is unique.  For Martin it is essential that his products remain functional while also being a pleasure to look at, handle and use everyday.

Enthusiastic to promote the practice and appreciation of traditional crafts, Martin is available for demonstrations and runs spoon carving workshops.

Hand carved wooden spoons in oak. 
Hand carved beech bur bowl and sycamore spoo. 
 Hand carved Oneoak bowl and spoons.
 Hnad carved Oneoak spoon.
 

 Courses - 2016
The next courses for which places are still available are:

Spoon Carving Course being held on 23 & 24 July 2016.

Click here for details of this and other Spoon Carving courses.

Knife Skills & Whittling Course being held on 27 November 2016.

Click here for details of this and other Knife Skills & Whittling courses.

 

 Forthcoming Events - 2016

Martin will be demonstrating his craft and selling his work at the following events giving you the opportunity to purchase unique hand-crafted gifts direct from the craftsman:

Martin will be exhibiting and demonstrating during Oxfordshire Artweeks between 21st and 30th May 2016. 

View the 2015 video here.


Heritage Craft Association logo.

 

Acknowledgements

Logo designed by Crian Black
Photographs taken by Steve Kenward, Simon Duncan & Ray Jordan.