My name is Paul Brayshaw and I am a wood worker living and working in Dorset, specialising
in making a range of wooden usable items. I am really excited by the process of working
with natural materials to produce beautiful objects of practical use. Truly sustainable,
I work mainly with locally-sourced hardwoods.
I produce a range of wooden spoons and kitchen utensils, small stools & coppice products
including garden plant labels, door wedges etc. I work entirely by hand using traditional
tools and methods.
Designed for everyday use, my hand carved spoons and spatulas are finished with food
safe oils. They can be simply washed-up in hot, soapy water taking care to allow
them to dry before putting away. Occasionally you may wish to rub in a light coat
of salad bowl oil as the wood mellows, developing a patina that only time and use
I produce a range of wooden bowls, pot-purri air freshener bowls, light pulls and
goblets. These are mainly made where possible from locally sources hardwoods. These
can be finished with food safe oil or highly polished with wax.
5th May Dorset Coppice Group Open Day Bonsley Wood
19th August Shaftsbury and Gillingham Show
29 - 30th August Stock Gaylard Oak Fair
12 - 13th September Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
26th September The Dorset Do - Ringwood
3 - 4th October Cranbourne Chase Wood Fayre
5th September 1 day Spoon carving course at DCRS see News page for details
You can buy directly from my home by appointment in Poole, Dorset, or come along
to one of the shows mentioned above, meet me in person and choose something that
fits your own hands.