Introduction to butter knife, spatula and spoon carving

butte knife, spoon and spatula, with carving knife
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Description

An opportunity to learn spoon carving from tutor with over 20 years' experience, using axes, knives and crook knives to shape beautiful and functional kitchen ware or treen from small diameter green wood. This craft has enjoyed massive popularity since the Mary Rose was salvaged in the 1990s, with it's treasure of hundreds of wooden eating spoons; since then enthusiasts have incorporated aspects of Scandinavian design to develop a vibrant community around this craft.

During this one day course you will learn the essentials of safe carving. The day starts with making a butter knife, progressing through making a spatula (stekespade in Norwegian, literally "steak spade"!), through to the more complex project of carving a spoon. Tools will be available for sale for those who wish to carry on with this absorbing craft at home.

The source of the materials is all around – May Hill woodlands comprises 100s of acres of ancient woodland, managed in a sensitive and sustainable way. We use native hardwoods, harvested within the estate, to be crafted into a range of items, using traditional methods and simple hand tools.

Camping is available on site, please enquire.

Enjoy this ancient and absorbing craft, coached by an experienced artisan tutor, and take the fruits of your labour home with you at the end of the day!

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials, tuition and use of tools are included.

We have a kettle fire circle with drinks and biscuits on hand.

Please bring a packed lunch on the day.

Maker

Maurice Clother at Touch Wood

Venue

May Hill Scout Hut
up the lane to the left of May Hill Village Hall
May Hill
Gloucestershire
GL17 0NL

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

Duration

1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

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