Sunday 10 July, 10am to 2pm - Spoon-carving (for beginners)

Come along and learn how to carve a spoon 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

Refund/credit requests

Participants who have COVID 19 symptoms, or who are required to self-isolate due to being a close contact, must not attend the workshop.

If you need to miss the workshop in order to isolate, we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can try to fill your space. Depending on the circumstances, you will either be offered a refund or a credit.

Refunds or credits will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell and they will be asked to leave.

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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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