This workshop

In this workshop, Nick will guide you through each stage of making a Kuksa Cup, originally a traditional cup made by the people of Lapland, a beautifully hand-crafted cup come bowl perfectly suited to all your festival needs.

About Nick:

Nick has spent more than 30 years as a plant scientist. Recently, he took an opportunity to refocus his creative talents and now leads Greenwood working workshops, sells his spoons and bowls and writes books

A family team

The Gosman Spoon Co is a home-spun spoon and bowl carving company situated deep in the wilds of the Norfolk-Suffolk border-lands of Southern England. Nick, Sophie and Debbie have brought together their creative talents to produce beautiful wooden spoons and bowls of every single type you can imagine. Sophie’s style is artistic and curiosity-led, whilst Nick‘s style is rustic and functional. Debbie assists with workshops, craft fairs and with catering.

Our ethos

Like all woodworkers, we respect wild nature in all its forms. In keeping with our deep love of nature, we only use wood for spoon carving that has been professionally pruned from trees to help them grow better or use wood that trees have shed naturally.

Our wood-carving

To make our spoons, we use only the ancient woodcraft hand tools and skills passed down by generations of woodworkers; the axe, the draw-knife, the crook knife and the mallet. Each spoon or bowl starts life as a piece of wood that is lovingly crafted using an ancient carving process that has remained unchanged for 100’s of years.

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