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Description

Using tools is what makes us unique as human beings. Carving a spoon, with simple tools, from a freshly cut log, is a deeply satisfying and fulfilling experience. Each log has a unique spoon buried within just waiting to be revealed. Each spoon is as unique as its maker. Come along and learn the craft of wood spoon carving! I strive to provide a peaceful and relaxed environment for learning. The workshop takes place in my outdoor, home workshop. You will be guided through the entire process and encouraged to find your own inspiration from carving, at your own pace. The practice of carving is an opportunity to quiet your mind, focus your attention, and develop new skills. Appropriate for ages 16+. No charge for non participating adults accompanying ages 16-18. No charge for helpers or personal assistants attending with people with disabilities. Support animals welcome.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will include: -An introduction to greenwood work and the philosophy of sloyd (the Swedish tradition of creating and designing self-made products). -Preparation of greenwood for carving. -Safe and efficient axe techniques. -Safe and efficient knife grips and carving techniques. -Design and execution of spoon carving, from log to spoon. -Finishing techniques and aftercare of wood ware. -Tool sourcing and tool buying advice. -Tool sharpening advice. -A simple lunch cooked over a fire. Teas and coffee available. -All the knowledge and skills needed to start on your own carving journey. -Your own handcrafted spoon!

Duration

5 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Max Sconyers III

with Craft Courses since 2022

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As a wildlife biologist and woodland firefighter for the last decade, the best part of my job was teaching others the wonders of wild spaces. The tools and traditions of living close to nature are as wondrous as natural spaces themselves. My passion for the natural world shifted from the growth of flora and fauna to how we as humans grow in wild areas. I now focus on working with young people and adults, specialising in green woodworking, spoon carving, wilderness skills and bushcraft, with nature based well-being at the centre of all I do. I primarily teach sloyd workshops and wilderness education programmes. I have experience with SEN individuals as well as other mental and spiritual health difficulties. For me, the natural world and its materials are a source of grounding. I am an avid outdoorsman, angler, green woodworker, and new father. I strive to find creative and impactful ways to help people connect with themselves and the natural world through making.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Easter
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Stag dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Accommodation offered
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Venue

Near Romsey Recreation Ground., Address details upon booking., Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3DT