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Venue: Northumberland Centre for Greenwood Craft at Kirkley Hall
Two day course suitable for beginners and intermediate level spoon carvers who want to advance.
Carving a spoon, ladle or scoop from a split piece of green round wood is an immensely satisfying and creative process, crafting an item of practical use bringing joy every time it's used.
By working with the grain, freshly cut wood reveals itself as a strong and flexible material, easily worked with a few sharp tools.
We'll use local native hardwoods such as birch, sycamore and alder.
During this enjoyable and relaxing two days we'll consider the unique properties of spoons made from green, unseasoned wood, working safely on simple designs using hand tools such as carving axes, straight carving knives and crook knives.
We'll use tools hand-made by such eminent makers as Gransfors Bruks, Hans Karlsson, Bo Helgesson, Ben Orford and Svante Djarv.
A range of working techniques and grasps will be taught with the emphasis on safety and control throughout.
The most important thing you'll take home is the knowledge, inspiration and confidence to continue making beautiful spoons in safety.
Spoons tutor Maurice has been a professional green wood craftsman and tutor for more than 20 years and carving spoons for more than 15 years. Skilled and patient as a teacher, inspired by Norwegian and Swedish design and techniques in spoons and bowls making. His passion, enthusiasm and authority on the subject will certainly come across on this course.
Max number of students 7.
Once you have made the online payment for this course, Joining Instructions will be sent via email.
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