2020 Events & Courses

Event demonstrating and craft experience days.

Covid 19 – please note that all longer overnight courses have been postponed until 2021 and i am putting in place a selection of 1 and half day courses for 2020. For these courses i will not be providing the usual communal soup at breaktime to reduce the risk to students. Bring your own woodland picnic and flask instead ;0)

I have demonstrated spoon and bowl carving as well as other heritage crafts such as barkcraft and weaving at events all around the country.  I can also provide demonstrations or provide sessions for people to experience the craft for themselves for private groups.

Please get in touch for my day rate if you would like me to demonstrate at your event or provide workshops.

NB.  all materials and tools will be provided

Spoon carving day at Lupine Woods – Aug 8th 2020 – now booking

Bowl carving Day at Lupine Woods – Aug 9th 2020 – Now booking

Folded sweet chestnut bark pouches at Lupine Woods – 5th September 2020Now Booking

Woven Barkcraft at Lupine Woods – 15th August 2020Now Booking

The Bowl Gathering – Brookhouse Woods – 10th – 13th Sept – Now booking

Sharpening Greenwood tools at Lupine Woods – 6th September 2020

I will be at a number of events and shows, demonstrating and running

workshops in 2019.

Spoon Carving course at Regather, Sheffield  – 2nd Feb 2019 – SOLD OUT

Bowl Carving Course at Regather, Sheffield – 9th Feb 2019 – SOLD OUT

Spoon Carving Course at Regather, Sheffield – 10th March 2019 – SOLD OUT

Spoon Carving course at Regather, Sheffield – 7th April 2019 – SOLD OUT

Bowl Carving Course at Greenwood Days, Leicestershire – 20th April – SOLD OUT

Northern Bowl – Carving workshops, Durham — 26 – 18th April – NOW BOOKING


Bodgers Ball – prefest courses in woven barkcraft – May 9th and 10th 2019. – SOLD OUT

Spoon carving Course on the Isle of Mull!! May 18th 2019 – NOW BOOKING

Spoon Hoolie – Scotland workshops and demos – 24th – 26th May 2019


The Folk Forest, Sheffield – 6th – 7th July 2019

Spoon Carving Course at Longway Bank Wood, Matlock – SOLD OUT


Elvaston woodfair – 21st – 22nd September

The Bowl Gathering – 13th – 15th September 2019 –


Bowl carving course at Greenwood Days – 1st October 2019 – SOLD OUT

Bowl carving course at Greenwood days – 31st September – SOLD OUT


FERMENT – whistlewood common – 5th October 2019

NCFED coppice weekend in Heredfordshire – 12th and 13th October 2019

Spoon Carving for beginners at Regather, Sheffield – 19th Oct – NOW BOOKING

Spoon Carving – intermediate – The eating Spoon – 20th Oct – NOW BOOKING

Barkcraft – The Foraging bag – 26th Oct – NOW BOOKING

Decoration on woodcraft – 27th Oct – NOW BOOKING



Sheffield Winter gardens, greenwoodwork demonstrations – 3 and 4th March 2018

Spoon carving course, Bretton hostel, Derbyshire – 10th March 2018 – sold out

Spoon carving course, Longshaw Estate – 21st April 2018 – sold out

Green Woodwork for kids, Sheffield, 4th April 2018 – sold out

Spoon carving demonstrations in Ecclesall woods!! Sheffield – 29th April 2018

Under the trees woodcraft end of project event, Ecclesall woods – 7th May 2018

Bodgers Ball prefest course and festival demos – 10th May – 14th May 2018 – https://www.bodgersball.org.uk/courses

Spoon Hoolie prefest course and workshops at festival – 17th – 20th May 2018 – https://www.greenaspirationsscotland.co.uk/spoonhoolie

Timber – The international forest Festival, 6th/7th/8th July 2018 – workshops – http://timberfestival.org.uk/

The Folk Forest workshops and heritage craft area, Sheffield – Endcliffe park – 21st/22nd July 2018

The Sheffield Show, Norfolk park – 27th August 2018.

The Bowl Gathering, Brookhouse Woods – 14th – 16th September 2018

Elvaston woodland festival – 22nd – 23rd September 2018

Bowl Carving at Longshaw estate 13th Oct 2018

Spoon Carving at Longshaw Estate – 14th Oct 2018


Past events in 2017

Tameside spoon carving course  21st Jan

Spoon carving weekend at Longshaw estate 8  & 9th April

Spring in the woods , Ecclesall woods , 30th April

Bodgers Ball,  11th – 14th May  (prefest courses)

The Big Draw Festival, Sheffield – 15th July

Folk Forest, Tramlines festival  22nd – 23rd July

Sheffield Fayre, – 28th August

Art in the gardens, Sheffield – 2nd and 3rd September

Big Oak Festival, –  Sherwood 16th and 17th Sept

Elvaston festival, –  23rd and 24th Sept

Feast in the Forest, – Sheffield 22nd October

Wood lane christmas fayre, – 26th November

Kelham Victorian market, – 2nd and 3rd December


Previous events in 2016

Make Good Livelihoods   Mon 2nd May     (Click on link for pdf.)

Bodgers Ball, Bristol     6/7/8 May

Abbeydale Hamlet May celebration 15th May

Spring in the woods,Ecclesall woods  22nd May

Thorpe Farm fair, Hathersage  5th June

Robin Hood event, Loxley   19 June

Tramlines/folk forest  23rd/24 July

I will be running a selection of taster courses over the weekend in both axe carving and knife skills please click the link for more details and for booking.                http://thefolkforest.net/heritage-crafts/

Small woods event, Ecclesall woods 4th Sept

Elvaston Woodfair  24/25 September

Feast in the forest, Ecclesall woods 16th October

Wood Lane Christmas fair, 27th Sunday

Kelham Island Victorian Christmas Market.  3/4 December