Learn how the Gosman Spoon Co got started
The corona virus pandemic is a tragedy of global proportions, but Nick argues that it also gives us all a chance to reevaluate our lives and build stronger communities.
In an article published in Permaculture Magazine, Nick describes how we are intricately connected with the world around us and how we must all strive to love our world and ourselves.
Nick argues that the texture and feel of hand-made objects represents a form of communication between maker and user like a message in a bottle through time.
During a walk in the greenwood in late February, Nick describes his emotions at hearing a greater spotted woodpecker drumming and ponders the need for us to protect the natural world.
We are taking precautions to protect the wellbeing of our workshop participants. We have now suspended our courses until June. Subject to further advice, from June onwards, all courses will be held outdoors to reduce contact and the chances of communication of the virus. In addition, we will also not now provide food and we ask participants to bring their own own; however, tea and coffee will still be provided in disposable cups. Go to our workshops page for more information on workshop content.
An eclectic mix of dance, music, art and performance in the heart of Norfolk
A well-established fun day out for the whole family run by Diss Town Council.
If you are into arts and crafts this is the festival for you!
There be dragons at the West Stow Anglo Saxon Village! Come along for a fun family day out and meet some dragons!
If you’re in to folk music, come along to the premier event in East Anglia
A community-based camp in the heart of Suffolk offering you the chance to try something new. There’s workshops for everything from dance, music, art, craft greenwood working and much more...
Since we’re into all things woody, we’ve been invited to help celebrate 10 years of the Quaker Wood Community Project. Situated in Factory Lane between Roydon and Diss, Quaker Wood is a 5.5 acre site open to the public that’s packed full of wildlife, wildflowers and rare aquatic species. Gosman Spoon Co will be there to demonstrate Kuksa bowl carving 🙂
Quaker Wood Community Project on the web: https://www.quakerwood.org.uk/
A spoon for all occasions
Bespoke one-off spoons to serve your punch or soup at dinner parties
Large spoons for all your heavy lifting
Your everyday friend at home or about town
Hidden in your coffee or sugar pot or helping with your cooking
For an extra £5, using our pyrography tool, we will personalise your spoon with your initials or add a simple design
Totally unique and bespoke. Let us create the spoon of your dreams!
Join the latest craze of using a traditional Finnish Kuksa cup to drink and eat from when you’re next in the great outdoors. Each one is decorated with a tradItional Nordic design
Dump that single-use plastic and use one of wooden spoons instead! Keep it handy your pocket or bag to eat to food where you’re out and about.
All our spoons are treated with food-grade walnut oil prior to shipping to protect them from from food stains and to bring out the beauty of the wood. If you have a nut allergen, please consult your doctor before buying one of our spoons.
Just drop us a line on our contact form and tell us what you need!
Our demonstrations and workshops have been very popular this year! Below are our Christmas fairs and dates for our next workshops. See our page on workshops on this website for more information. If you are interested in coming along to any of our workshops below, please email us using the contact form below . See you soon!
Craft fairs & demonstrations 2020:
March 14th, Border Craft Collective, Eye Town Hall, Eye, 10am-3pm
April 25th, Border Craft Collective, Diss United Reformed Church, Diss, 10am-3pm
May 23rd, Border Craft Collective, Stradbroke Community Centre, , Stradbroke, 10am-3pm
September 12th, Border Craft Collective, Roydon Village Hall, Roydon, 10am-3pm
October 3rd, Border Craft Collective, Eye Town Hall, 10am-3pm
October 24th, Border Craft Collective, Long Stratton Village Hall, 10am-3pm
November 14th, Border Craft Collective, Diss United Reformed Church, 10am-3pm
December 5th, Border Craft Collective, venue TBC
Beginner’s spoon-carving workshops 2020
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR OUR COURSES THIS WINTER WE HAVE A LOVELY HEATED CRAFT STUDIO SITUATED IN WOODLAND ON THE THORNHAM ESTATE NEAR EYE IN SUFFOLK IP23 8HH
January Sunday 12th, Little Gift Shop Art Studio, Red House Yard, Eye [Thorham Walks] - 10:30am - 5pm
January Thursday 23rd, Little Gift Shop Art Studio, Red House Yards, Eye [Thornham Walks] - 10:20am - 5pm
February Sunday 9th, Little Gift Shop Art Studio, Red House Yard, Eye [Thornham Walks] - 10:30am - 5pm
February Thursday 20th, Little Gift Shop, Red House Yard, Eye [Thornham Walks] - 10:30am - 5pm
March Sunday 8th, Little Gift Shop Art Studio, Red House Yard, Eye [Thornham Walks] - 10:30am - 5pm
March Thursday 19th, Little Gift Shop, Red House Yard, Eye [Thornham Walks] - 10:30am - 5pmng
March Sunday 29th, The Gosman Spoon Co. Workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm
April Sunday 5th, The Gosman Spoon Co. Workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm CANCELLED
April Sunday 19th, The Gosman Spoon Co. Workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm CANCELLED
May Sunday 31st, The Gosman Spoon Co. Workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm CANCELLED
June Saturday 13th, The Gosman Spoon Co. Workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm
June Sunday 21st, The Gosman Spoon Co. Workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm
June Sunday 28th, The Gosman Spoon Co. workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm
July Sunday 12th, The Gosman Spoon Co workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm
August Saturday 15th, The Gosman Spoon Co workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm
August Sunday 30th, The Gosman Spoon Co workshop, The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, IP22 2BL - 10:30am - 5pm
Spring is here and the sound of wedding bells has started ringing across the land! We are taking orders for bespoke wedding spoons:
Price: £20 + £5 postage and packing
Please note that th e pri ce for postage and packing includes pyrography decoration of your choice
With the clocks going back we can all start to think of cosy nights in front of the fire and Christmas! Grab one of our new range of spoons as an unusual Christmas gift.
Large cooking spoons: £10 + £4.50 p&p
Small cooking spoons: £8 + £4.50 p&p
Eating spoons: £5 + £4.50 p&p
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER:
Set of 2 cooking (1 large + 1 small) plus 4 eating spoons: £25 + £5 p&p
Your special gift to a special new arrival. Based on a centuries old tradition of giving a set of silver spoons one for each of the 12 apostles + 1 Mast er spoon, we offer a wooden alternative thats handmade with love. Buy one for the baby’s Apostle, a set of 4 for Matthew, Mark, Luke & John, or the whole set of 13!
Single spoon: £10 + £4.50 p&p
Set of 4: £30 + £5 p&p
Set of 13: £100 + £10 p&p
Please note that th e pri ce for postage and packing includes pyrography decoration of each spoon
"I watched Nick fashion a spoon before my very eyes and the skill, patience and attention to detail is admirable and inspiring!!! I love my spoon and certainly recommend this father/daughter duo xxxx fantastic work you guys!! xxxxx" Vikky
Bespoke wedding spoon: ‘Oh my!... It's gorgeous!’ Kate
Bespoke birthday spoon: ‘... I’m chuffed to bits with it. I think it’s so wonderful to have a special spoon to remember my birthday.... it’s a lovely thing ... I will treasure it for a very long time.’ Fiona
Bespoke birthday spoon: ‘Thank you so much for the beautiful hand carved wooden spoon with horse head decorations. It is so beautifully made and I love it. ‘ Chrissie
Beginner’s spoon carving workshop: ‘I had a great day with you and I’m rather proud of my first spoon!’ Sue
Beginner’s spoon carving workshop: I had a wonderful time on this course. Nick and Sophie were excellent tutors - really knowledgable but patient and relaxed with us beginners. I'm really proud of my spoon and the lunch was delicious! Thank you for a lovely day! - Helen
Beginner ’s spoon carving workshop : I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the course yesterday, thanks so much ! It was a really wonderful day, the company was fab and the food was delicious, and I will definitely be continuing to practice making spoons. - Alex"
I watched Nick fashion a spoon before my very eyes and the skill, patience and attention to detail is admirable and inspiring!!! I love my spoon and certainly recommend this father/daughter duo xxxx fantastic work you guys!! xxxxx"
Be cool and sustainable in the great outdoors or in your home and get one of our Kuksa cups with a traditional Lapland design. They’re the latest craze! At 11cm in diameter, the Kuksa is a multi-purpose eating and drinking vessel. Buy a Kuksa and an eating spoon together for just £20!
Kuksa: £15 + £5 postage and packing
Kuksa + eating spoon: £20 + £5 postage and pac
The Gosman Spoon Co is a home-spun spoon carving company situated deep in the wilds of the Norfolk-Suffolk border-lands of Southern England. Father (Nick) and Daughter (Sophie) have brought together their creative talents to produce beautiful wooden spoons of every single type you can imagine. Sophie’s style is artistic and curiosity-led, whilst Nick‘s style is rustic and functional.
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.
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 starts life as a piece of wood that is lovingly crafted into a spoon in an ancient spoon carving process taking three or more hours.
Be the first to find out about spoon carving workshops that we are planning in the springtime
Contact us and tell us about the type of spoon you would like us to carve as a gift for a special friend, family member or yourself
Diss, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed