This workshop is based in the beautiful Brandenburg Coppice, a unique woodland on the Lincoln University campus, and is taught by Douglas Horrell of Cleft Craft.
Learn how to make blanks from a log for spoon-carving.
Open to our previous beginner spoon carvers who already have their own carving tools (so that you can practice these skills at home - our tool buying advice is here for those interested), this workshop will teach keen spoon-carvers how to start from scratch - using a hatchet to do the splitting out and rough shaping of their spoons.
You'll learn how to use one of the most fun and versatile tools, as well as safe axe technique and how to set up and sharpen a hatchet for carving and shaping wood. You'll also make several spoon blanks for carving.
Please note: This workshop is only suited to those who can work safely without direct supervision with very sharp hand tools.
After you’ve booked, we’ll send you information re the workshop and how to find us nearer the workshop date.
Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.
Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.
This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants
We are grateful for the support of CNZ, which has allowed us to offer this class at a subsidised rate.
Management of COVID-19 risk:
Please be assured this workshop will be managed with the utmost care in terms of risk management in relation to COVID-19. This will include: the workshop space being set-up with a minimum of 1 metre space between group members; hand sanitiser being provided & its use required; hand washing facilities nearby; no sharing of tools/materials, regular disinfection of shared surfaces, and everyone is invited to bring a mask to wear if they’d prefer to do so.
Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day.
This spoon knife is made in England by Ben Orford. Ben has a fantastic reputation in the UK for high quality tools, and himself is considered a very skilled greenwood-worker...
Sold Out - $290.00
We are so happy to have Alex Yerks here for our Necessary Traditions Festival, all the way from Upstate New York. (Actually we fixed the festival dates around Alex as he happens to...
Sharpening at The Arts Centre (Rekindle Workshop, upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard) This workshop covers the fundamentals of sharpening the three main tools of spooncarving:...
For those of you who have attended one of our spoon-carving workshops - come back, practice and refresh your skills, and make more spoons! This is an opportunity to enjoy...