Come along and learn how to carve a spatula with Douglas Horrell in a class held at our Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre workshop, located upstairs in the former Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.
In this class you will learn basic whittling techniques with straight & curved whittling knives, and learn all about the ancient traditions of greenwood-working.
We provide all tools, but if you are interested in purchasing your own so that you can practice these skills at home - our tool buying advice is here for those interested and you can purchase tools from us online or from our workshop.
Please note: This workshop is only suited to adults and those who can work safely without direct supervision with very sharp hand tools. The image below shows the kinds of tools we’ll be using.
Minimum numbers are required for the class to run. Group bookings are encouraged.
Masks are required for this workshop.
Douglas Horrell has been teaching with Rekindle since 2017 and specialises in hand-carved, functional items such as spoons and bowls, as well as having an interest in chair-making and other greenwood traditions. He also has a growing interest in toolmaking - forging his own tools from high carbon steel. He hopes to offer locally-made carving tools to Rekindle students in the future. You can find him on Instagram and Facebook as @cleftcraft
Bookings are non-refundable
A credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation and advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. A transfer fee may apply.
Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given. Here's why.
We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.
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