Spoon South West

Spoon Carving with

Jane Gray-Wallis

About Me

My Background

I am a coppice worker with eighteen years of experience working in several woods in Gloucestershire. I teach green woodworking at the GL11 Community Hub in Cam and have been a spoon carving tutor for the last six years. I feel really blessed to be able to work in such a beautiful environment. Though perhaps less so when the rain is dripping down my neck! It is a personal joy to pass on my skills to other people. There is a growing spoon carving community in the UK. It is a wonderful hobby whether you carve alone in the woods or in the company of like-minded souls. However you are placed: come to the woods, breathe deeply and create something beautiful.

Spoon Carving - Day course

You start with a log of wood and go home with a spoon

Spoon Club

Monthly spoon carving get-together

Spoon Making in a Day!

Beginners spoon carving courses.

I run a course once a month that is suitable for beginners. In the winter we will be at Sherston Village Hall and in the summer at Westonbirt Arboretum in the Silk Wood Barn. I provide tools and raw materials. You start with a log of wood and go home with a spoon. The cost is £75 for the day and includes tea, coffee and cake. You bring your own lunch.

Not able to travel to me? Then why not have a get together at your own home, or village hall, for you and your friends. Contact me for details.


Spoon courses

Jan 28th Sherston

Feb 18th Sherston

March 25th Sherston

Summer courses at Westonbirt arboretum.

April 22nd

June 26th (a Monday)

September 23rd


Monthly get-togethers for spoon carvers!

Spoon Club

A relaxed get together, once a month, for those who already have some experience spoon carving. 10:30 – 4:30 on a Sunday. Tea, coffee, and cake provided, please bring your own lunch. There is no formal teaching but I often give demos and advice. Green wood is available each time. Tools and carving blocks available to use on the day.

Please contact me for details and to book on.


Spoon Club

Nov 13th

Jan 29th Sherston

Feb 19th Sherston

Mar26th Sherston

Summer meetings at Westonbirt arboretum.

April 23rd

July 2nd

Sept 24th

Get Spoon Carving!

Contact Jane for details of latest courses and prices