Date: Sat 17th Oct
Start Time: 9:30 am
End Time (Approx): 5:00 pm
Price: €135
Demonstrations: 0
Hands on Sessions: 1


We are delighted to welcome Éamonn O'Sullivan from Hewn in Westport for a day spoon carving at Ballymaloe Cookery School.

This is a great introduction to axe and knife work. No woodworking experience is necessary although participants should be reasonably comfortable with the idea of handling sharp tools. You will learn all the skills you need to create a spoon from scratch. All raw materials and tools are provided. Lunch will be provided in the Cookery School.

"Hands down the best creative course I've taken"

- Kathryn Davey


A wonderful thing about spoon carving is that the tools are cheap, there is no need for a workshop or workbench and the raw material, green wood, is so readily available. It makes it an easy hobby to pick up. This course aims to provide you with knowledge you need to start carving spoons at home.

Course Content
The courses cover the following:

  • wood selection and preparation
  • splitting and roughing out using an axe
  • safe carving techniques, using the main knife grips.
  • an introduction to knife sharpening
Please note gallery is a selection of images but may not represent actual dishes featured on the course.
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