Hi and welcome to my site, I am Jill Swan and live in Canterbury in the beautiful county of Kent (United Kingdom) often referred to as the garden of England

I have been carving spoons since I acquired a small piece of woodland some years ago and was determined to produce something beautiful from the wood after being told by an ‘expert’ that my ancient woodland full of Oak, Maple, Beech, Hornbeam, Chestnut, Rowan and Holly had no value as it was ‘all just firewood’

Having studied sculpture I was no stranger to carving, but the experience of working freshly cut greenwood in a woodland setting using traditional hand tools very quickly took over my life and I have now subsequently built a small full time business around it

Now demonstrating and teaching all over the country, my spoon academy is spreading the message that spoon carving is part of a resurgence of traditional crafts, reconnecting us to the countryside and to natural materials, breathing new life into neglected woodlands

I produce eating, serving and cooking spoons, made from my own wood and woods from local sources. Some rare, some exotic, some plain and humble. All my spoons are sustainable and made entirely by hand

I sincerely appreciate you stopping by and for reading a little about me. Please feel free to look around this site and if you have any questions or queries then please feel free to use the ‘Contact’ page located on the menu bar at the top of this page

Until the next time take care

Jill Swan