WORKSHOP // SPOON CARVING // 6 OCTOBER
CARVE A SPOON FROM A TREE
SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER
10AM - 4PM
Carve your own spoon, learn an age-old craft and discover the sense of meditation and slowness to be found in whittling one of life's essential objects. A day spoon carving with Spoonsmith is an unhurried and mellow experience where you learn to use the tools of the trade in a safe and effective way.
This workshop will guide you through the stages of axe work, knife work and hollowing out the bowl (that exciting part of the day when the spoon emerges). Learn about sourcing sustainable materials, the basics of traditional tool use, and how to safely turn a log into your favourite wooden utensil. Everyone starts with a log of sustainably sourced native timber and ends up with a spoon or two!
Suitable for adults (16+). All skill levels welcomed, no experience necessary. All materials, tools and apron provided. Participants are required to wear covered shoes.
ABOUT THE SPOONSMITH
Jeff Donne is one of Australia's best known spoon carvers with many years of carving and teaching under his belt. He teaches the traditional method of spoon carving where a small axe and knife are used to slice away layers of wood from a freshly cut log. It's pure analogue bliss!
Based in Pambula on the beautiful NSW Sapphire Coast, Jeff's roving Spoon School is often found roaming the land from Tassie to Alice Springs.
When he's not teaching, he's crafting, using only simple hand tools and a sprinkling of lost ways to make a range of soulful goods. Shaping wood by hand for the sake of happy growing and eating is something that Jeff likes to share, so he also passes these skills onto others through a range of little workshops to suit everyone from beginners up.