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.
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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.
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If you ever wanted to know how to carve a bowl, book yourself onto one of Bradfield’s courses that we’re running in March and October.
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 continue to be very popular this year! Below are details of our craft fairs and dates for our next workshops.
Beginner’s spoon-carving and bowl-carving workshops 2022
Please check-out details of our courses on our CraftCourses profile: https://www.CraftCourses.com/providers/gosman-spoon-co
We will also be selling our wares and doing workshops with the Border Craft Collective:
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"
We had the best time carving a bowl and spoons with Nic. He was so patient and clear about the technicalities and safety side of things, but also allowed a wonderful shared workspace to develop where we could savour the task and the shape emerging from the wood - but also the gentle time and chat with each other in a beautiful setting. Will be a memory, and a bowl, we'll treasure for years! Thank you.
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