Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday November 2nd

10am – 4pm

Price £65, materials and use of all tools included. Please bring your own tools if you have them

 

An introductory course in the basics of spoon carving led by Peter Collins, it is aimed at beginners or those who’ve carved before and want to improve.” We’ll cover safe carving technique with axe and knife and there will be plenty of time to practice your skills throughout the day. We will make kitchen utensils to get you into the basics of carving a butter spreader, porridge spurtle or spatula in the morning and a cooking or serving spoon in the afternoon”.

The session includes:
Tool review – an overview of the various tools available for spoon carving and similar projects and maintaining your tools.
Timber selection – what type of wood and what parts of the log are best and what to avoid.
Spoon design – the proportions and features of spoons for different uses.
Cleaving/splitting timber – use of axe and froe for reducing thickness of wood.
Safe and effective axe and knife skills – demonstration and practising numerous axe and knife techniques to enable you to shape timber.
Finishes after care of your wooden utensils. Helpful hand-outs to keep for future reference.

“Since childhood I have been inspired by nature and the environment around us. I craft all the pieces individually and develop the natural character of the wood.Each individual piece is unique and has its own character. I studied Arboriculture and passed my RFS Cert Arb at Merrist Wood near Guildford. After many years of climbing  trees, and working in industrial rope access. I was saddend by reducing good timber to firewood and wood chips. This inspired me to create and make individual pieces from the timber available. Inspiration comes from my travels around the world and visiting its remote landscape scenery.”