Wooden it be nice if you could cause a stir with your own hand-carved spoon? As luck wood have it, we’ve snagged xylophile Julian to teach you the finer points of this age-old craft. Before mass production, wooden spoons, bowls, and plates were artisan or user-made objects. Spoon carving is as old as human history!
In this four-hour, hands-on workshop, you’ll be introduced to key concepts of green woodworking with an expert woodcarver. We’ll start with the theory behind green wood as a low-impact, environmentally sound woodcraft practice, and how to safely and ethically find harvest materials.
Then it’s time to get carving! Learn about the tools needed and essential knife skills for effective and safe carving. As well as the basics of wood moisture management, you’ll learn simple and practical techniques for drying your work and avoiding cracks. Spend the rest of the session honing your skills and carving your spoon in a calming and meditative experience.
Please note this workshop is strictly limited to 10 spots, so get in quick! The spooner, the better.
What you'll get
- A prepared (axed-out) spoon blank ready to begin learning the knife work.
- Your own set of good quality and sharp tools to learn with during the class.
- A safe and encouraging learning environment with an expert instructor.
- A relaxing vibe, plenty of time to practice, and encouragement to work at your own pace.
- Knowledge and instructions on how to complete the finish work in your own time.
- A small tin of Julian’s hemp oil / natural beeswax wood polish for oiling your spoon (and your other woodenware).
- Your own carved spoon!
what to bring
- Closed-toe shoes
- A notebook and pen
- Waterbottle & lunch
Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.