Spoon Carving at Manchester Museum

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Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Photo by Aphiwat Chuangchoem

Spoon Carving at Manchester Museum at Manchester Museum, Manchester, Until 3 May 2023, from £100.00 - Book now

The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived. Manchester Museum has reopened its doors to the public letting them into a Museum of fresh exhibits, updated ideologies and a keenness to collaborate with communities in Manchester and around the globe. Alongside this opening they’ve also announced a new series of Museum Late events and a series of craft workshops called Dab Hands. As part of the latter, craftsman Steve Tomlin will be teaming up with the museum in May to host a day of wooden spoon carving.

Whether you’re a total novice or a keen woodworker looking to build on pre-existing skills, this workshop is appropriate for all. Using locally sourced green wood, you’ll learn how to use traditional tools, building up a skill set that will let you create a wooden spoon which you can use at home everyday.

The Museum has a fascinating collection of wooden spoons carved and brought to Manchester from all over the world as part of their Dab Hands exhibition. They are objects that cross geographical and cultural boundaries highlighting the similarities between us and what binds us together in a universally human experience.

Throughout the day you’ll be guided through the entire process of turning fresh wood into a unique and personal kitchen utensil. Unlike crafts workshops where you only get the chance to make your bespoke item once, Steve’s day of spoon carving will give you the skills to carry on making spoons at home should you decide that this is a pastime you’re keen to keep up. Imagine the happy faces of your friends and family when you have a year of giving spoon based birthday gifts.

All materials and tools for the workshop will be provided you simply need to turn up. It is worth noting that this workshop is for over 18s only.

Spoon Carving at Manchester Museum at Manchester Museum, Manchester

Until 3 May 2023
From £100.00

Dates and Times

  • 28 February 2023 2:29 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit