Spoon carving workshop 22nd April 2018
The wooden spoon is an everyday utensil that we see in most households. But how are they carved? Charles Ash, an artisan furniture maker and woodcraft historian, will be running a spoon carving workshop on which you can find out and make one yourself!
All of his materials are sourced locally from sustainable woodland and worked green (straight from the tree) using no power tools and letting nature have it's say in the design process. So everything is truely hand-made and unique.
Your workshop will include an introduction of tree species, types of wood and it's many uses as well as the history and basics of green wood working. On the practical side of the workshop, you will be guided through wood selection and try your hand at traditional timber processing by cleaving and axe working. Next there will be an introduction to the specific tools used for spoon carving such as crook knives. The end result of the day will be a spoon you can be proud of to take home and use as well as a new skill gained.
Please bring your own packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing. Light refreshments (tea and coffee) will be available on the day. Attendees must be 16 years of age and over.