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Spoon Carving with Green Wood

Regular price $85.00
Regular price Sale price $85.00

Spoon Carving with Green Wood

Instructor: Callan Burton-Shore

Day & Date: Saturday, August 3

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuition: $85.00

Ages: Adults (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Students Please Bring:

  • Note taking materials.
  • (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.

In this class, we will start with a piece of green wood and transform it into an eating spoon using only hand tools. The class will start with a conversation about wood grain and which trees are best for making spoons, as well as how to use sharp tools safely. Then we will use knives to carve out the shape and how to use hook knives to make the bowl of the spoon. We will also talk about decorative techniques and how to finish your spoon with oil. You will leave with your hand-carved spoon and the knowledge of how to start making your own wooden tableware!

There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Bring a sack lunch or explore local dining options.

Instructor provided materials are included with an estimated $15 FEE PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. Material fees may change depending on the number of participants and price of materials at the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

* Workshops are subject to low enrollment cancellation if the minimum number of students is not reached. You can call Olive’s Porch to check current enrollment for any of the workshops you’re interested in*

About Instructor: Callan Burton-Shore (she/her) is an ancestral skills teacher and traditional craftsperson. She teaches spoon carving, hide tanning, and other skills to children and adults across Western North Carolina. She has been carving spoons since she was 8 years old and carving professionally for the last 3 years. In addition to teaching her own classes, she teaches at the Green WoodWrights Festival, Wild Abundance, Forest Floor Wilderness Programs, The Little Wild School, The Living Earth School, various earth skills gatherings, and beyond.