from AU$338.00/head


Learn the traditional art of spoon carving

Next Available: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
(Private Dates Available)
3 hours
Group Size: 5 - 5
Over 10 people have attended this class


2 x 3 hour sessions over 2 days.

Learn to carve a wooden spoon using a greenwoodworking approach. Starting from green timber responsibly sourced in Melbourne. You will learn to use an axe and knives to carve a functional spoon to take home and use in your own kitchen. You will take home your spoon, some new knowledge and some natural beeswax and hemp-seed oil to maintain the finish.

Session 1: 2pm - 5pm - learning to use the axe and axing out the spoon

Session 2: 2pm - 5pm - carving and finishing the spoon.


This workshop is being run by the Guild of Objects

The Guild of Objects is a social enterprise whose mission is to support artists and creatives in their creative journey.

All of our workshops are artist lead and the income that we generate from these workshops goes directly to supporting our creative community.

Our workshops are held in our amazing studio on Hardware Lane, Melbourne.

To ensure you have the best experience we limit participant  numbers in our workshops to 12 

By participating in this workshop, you are supporting the creative community in Melbourne

You can find us online at  www.guildofobjects.com


Our workshops are run out of our very cool and conveniently located studio in Hardware Lane, Melbourne. We understand the importance of connection so our workshops are all limited to 12, that way you get one on one time with your teacher and have time to chat with the other participants. Yes, of course, we serve you a sneaky glass of Prosecco or a cold beer, we cater for all our workshop participants.

So if you’re looking for a relaxed workshop experience in a really lovely location and the chance to meet new people then come along to the Guild


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What you will learn

  • Students will learn how to carve a wooden spoon.

What you will get

  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
Parking Info

You can opt to use the garage at 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure for more parking space. (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this expense)

Please note that unfortunately the building is not wheelchair accessible, as there is a flight of approximately 10 steps at the building's entrance.

What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Guild Of Objects

(106 Reviews)

The Guild of Objects is a registered Social Enterprise

The Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens. 

The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity

Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.

Come and visit us at 67 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.

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5.0 (4 reviews)
Natalierated it
29 Nov 2020
Fantastic class! Julian is a wonderful and patient teacher with so much knowledge to share. His methodical way of working meant that he was easily able to break down his process and show the group the different steps in the process of carving a spoon, but he also worked individually with each student to help them to find techniques that suited them. Even as an absolute beginner, I learned so much and can't wait to continue carving. Guild of Objects is also a lovely venue, and it was nice to work surrounded by stunning handmade pieces.
Teddyrated it
29 Nov 2020
Julian was a wonderful teacher - unhurried, curious and attentive, and the ability to start and finish a project in such a short time is very satisfying. If you are considering learning a new hobby to whittle away the hours, this is an exceptional opportunity. I enjoyed it more than I can say.
Wendyrated it
29 Nov 2020
What a wonderful venue ! So aesthetically pleasing ... lovely vibe and helpful people getting refreshments
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 3 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 1 day before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 1 day before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

You may be photographed at this event. Please advise us in writing prior to the workshop via email to objects@guildofobjects.com if you do not wish to be photographed prior to the Workshop taking place. 

Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. In the event that the Guild of Objects cancels a workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or the opportunity to transfer into the next class. 


The Guild of Objects has put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Guild of Objects acknowledges the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.

The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.

At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.

We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.

If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.

While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.

We value your continued support in helping keep the Guild going during these difficult times.

Please remember that our online store remains open and will work tirelessly to ensure that there are no delays in dispatching your orders.

We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

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