CLASS ID: 4T39
Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, May 12 & 19, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Spoon carving is what might be called a gateway to green woodworking. Seemingly simple, the spoon is a seductive and functional piece of sculpture deeply rooted in the common wooden culture of our ancestors. Spoons reached their highest forms of development in Scandinavia where they were in daily use from well before the Viking era until the 1950s in rural areas. During your two day exploration, you will learn traditional safe knife strokes and safe practices from one of this country’s best spoon carvers. You will begin on a small project, then move to spoons. Discussion and hands-on demonstrations will focus on design, proportions, knife sharpening, decorating and finishing. This class requires some hand strength. There will be a 1-hour break for lunch each week. $20 material fee includes tool usage, practice wood, and spoon blanks. If desired, students may bring own tools, or purchase the following: Mora carving knife (120 or 106), scorp or hook knife, sharpening stones are all available from pinewoodforge.com. Get your order in early. Bring your favorite old or new wooden spoons to share with the class. Bring a lunch.