give someone special a gift they’ll cherish forever


A voucher towards learning a lifelong craft, creating something special that will be cherished forever plus the chance to take some time out to connect with other woodlovers? Sounds like the perfect present for the perfect person. Valid for 1 year from date of purchase to be spent on either our school classes or special events and experiences curated for creatives. {*Min voucher value $50 / Can be selected in multiples of $50 / Contact us for bank details if preferable.}



carve your own kitchen cutlery


Brad Van Luyt

Sat 28th & Sun 29th November

@ Illawarra Woodwork School, WOONONA (SOUTH COAST NSW)

Explore nature and discover what’s in your own backyard to grow (or simply start) your carving skills on this 2 day workshop with a difference at Woonona’s relaxing Illawarra Woodwork School.

Let respected spoon carver and bush regenerator Brad van Luyt introduce you to the wonderful world of spoon carving with Woody Weeds from Greenwood at a local creek.

This is your chance to find out why this methodical, meditative and creative craft is going through a world wide renaissance plus learn about the local environment and how we can access this natural resource that’s at our fingertips.

No woodwork or carving experience needed, and all tools and materials are provided plus a delicious afternoon tea and light local exploration of the local environment on this weekend workshop like no other.

All that is required is an open mind to the possibilities of working with wood to create cutlery such as a butterknife, spatula and spoon, with each utensil increasing your skills and techniques whilst connecting with other woodlovers in the area and learning from one of the most respected teachers in Australia.

  • All materials + tools supplied
  • All ages 14Y+ / skill levels welcome
  • No woodworking experience necessary
  • Covid safe with a small, friendly group

Cost: Only $450pp – including tasty afternoon treat

Please note:

*Accommodation is not included, however there are plenty of excellent accommodation options available nearby. Contact us if you require assistance.

*Deposits: Full amount due 1 week prior to workshop start date

*Refunds: If the workshop cannot proceed due to circumstances beyond our control, a full credit that can be used for up to 1 year or full refund, if requested will be provided.

*Please note a Covid-safe environment will be provided and your health and safety is our priority. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

*Discounts: Discount if more than 1 workshop is booked – contact us directly for more.


BOOKING | Brad Van Luyt Workshop | Final Payment

DEPOSIT | Brad Van Luyt Workshop Sat 28 & Sun 29 Nov, 2020 9.30am – 4.30pm **PLEASE COMPLETE CONTACT BOOKING FORM BELOW**


BOOKING | Brad Van Luyt Workshop | FULL PAYMENT

FULL PAYMENT | Brad Van Luyt Workshop Sat 28 & Sun 29 Nov, 2020 9.30am – 4.30pm **PLEASE COMPLETE CONTACT BOOKING FORM BELOW**


CANCELLED till 2021

Due to Covid – 19 Border Restrictions

carol russell2

Spoon Carving with Carol Russell

2 Day Weekend Workshop 

@ Clifton School of Arts

Presented by one of Australia’s most popular spooncarver’s Carol Russell, whose spoon and small objects workshops sell out across the country and the world. [Check out carolrussellwoodwork.com.au.]

Over two delightful days of wood-loving bliss, Carol will take you through her processes for making spoons from seasoned timber.

The Weekend Workshop will cover:

– Timber Selection and Design: How do you bring your own style to the craft?

– Tool Selection, Maintenance and Sharpening

– Carving and Whittling Techniques

– Carving Detail into Spoon Handles

– Creative Finishing Techniques

As well as clean, unmarked timber, we’ll also look at using natural elements in the wood such as bark, knots and weathered surfaces along with driftwood.

Cost: Only $650 – Book directly with a deposit below to secure your spot


Delicious morning tea & lunch, all tools and your own personal wood carved spoon to take home and cherish.

Pack your swimmers for a quick dip in a local ocean rock pool or chill out on the grass overlooking the famous Sea Cliff Bridge before or after class!

*Accommodation not included – contact us if required

*Secure your spot with a deposit – taken directly at booking link below

*Discount if more than 1 workshop booked together – Contact us directly

ENQUIRIES : sdmontague62@gmail.com / 0438 510145