from AU$338.00/head


with Julian Jones

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.

Julian Jones, AKA littlebear sloyd - spoon carver and greenwoodworker with a focus on historical craft and techniques.

This workshop will take 2 x 3 hours over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and is limited to 5 people.

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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

Unit 4, Level 2, 67-73 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000. 

You can opt to go to 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this parking option) for more parking space. 

What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Guild Of Objects

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In the not so distant past we were able to explore and engage in a creative space within the boundaries of our domestic environment. More recently with the advent of mass produced furnishings and readily available home decor, coupled with a trend toward apartment living and the rise of the dual income family then this space for the creative endeavour within the domestic sphere has all but disappeared.

In recognition of this 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)
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.
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.
What a wonderful venue ! So aesthetically pleasing ... lovely vibe and helpful people getting refreshments
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Refund Policy

The Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop in the event of insufficient participants. 

In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified before the commencement of the workshop and you will be offered a transfer into a future class or a full refund.

If you are unable to attend your workshop, the following applies.

7 days notice - refund (minus administration fee) or transfer into a future class. 

72 hours notice - refund (minus 50%) or  transfer into a future class 

Less than 72 hours notice - transfer into a future class

Less than 24 hours notice - we are unable to offer a transfer or to refund

Our classes are dependent on bringing together teachers and booking space.  Late cancellations mean that we are unable to allocate your place to someone else and in some circumstances, this may make classes not financially viable for us to run.  It is for this reason that we put implements these cancellation policies.

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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.

For all clients whom we are currently mentoring, we will continue to work with you.  If, however you are unwell or have been placed in home isolation then we will look to using   Zoom as a means of continuing your mentoring.

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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