Spoon carving is not only an enjoyable craft skill, it’s also incredibly relaxing and meditative. Join Monica for an afternoon outside in nature, working with your hands at Alderfen Marshes, a SSSI conservation site just outside Norwich, Norfolk.
Suitable for beginners or those who have some basic spoon carving knowledge but would like a refresher, this workshop provides an accessible introduction to the craft of carving spoons using locally sourced green wood and professional tools.
You will be able to take home your creation at the end of the course and will be given tips on caring for your item (e.g. preventing splits, applying finishes and post-production care).
– Please note this is an outdoor, all-weather course. Sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing and layers are strongly recommended. A covered outdoor area will be provided in the event of rain and a fire pit will be lit in colder temperatures.
– Due to the nature of working with axes, knives and other sharp tools, all students must be 18+ (or 16+ if accompanied by an adult).
Monica has extensive experience in wood craft. She started carving 5 years ago and has offered several courses as a way of highlighting par-avion co’s commitment to heritage craft and ecologically minded design, as well as the importance of skill sharing, creative community and mindfulness.
The course is held at an outdoor site just south of Norwich. Directions and parking instructions will be provided upon booking.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All tools will be provided for the students to use on the day. I will provide a selection of axes, carving knives, gouges, rasps and hand saws to trial and will give advice on purchasing your own tools after the course if you choose to invest further.
Tea and coffee is available. Please bring your own mug and snacks to comply with COVID regulations.
All students will take home their completed (or in-progress) spoon.
3½ hours (1:00pm to 4:30pm)
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3½ hours (1:00pm to 4:30pm)
Lovely course and a really helpful teacher - thanks! The session was chilled and calm with lots of chances to chat and be sociable and moments of quiet to focus on your spoon! I've since picked up my own set of tools and started some carving at home. I'd recommend.
Superb introduction to this craft, the instructor was an excellentcommunicator who quickly understood my skills and needs. I came away with a hunger to do much more and develop my skills further. I would strongly recommend this course as an introduction to this craft.