Spoon carving with Alma – July

From: $90.00 inc. GST

Hand-make a beautiful artisan utensil from natural timber

Saturday 30th July 3:00 – 6:30pm, Maker Community Inc, 70 Saxon St Brunswick

Students will learn all the skills required to reproduce their own wooden spoons; this includes the correct usage of hand and power tools. The class will begin with a discussion on types of wood, a guide for the tools we’ll be using during class, and a general overview about various wooden carving techniques. Students will be led by the instructor in using a spoon gouge to create the shape and design of the top and handle. The spoons will be finished with sanding and oils.

women carving spoons

Workshop participants carving spoons using wood gouging tools.

Description

Hand-make a beautiful artisan utensil from natural timber

Saturday 30 July 3:00 – 6:30pm, Maker Community Inc, 70 Saxon St Brunswick

Guest teacher Alma Arriaga is an Industrial Designer specialising in handmade furniture and objects made from solid timber.

Alma will be taking limited numbers of students for a hand carved spoon workshop. At the end of the class students will gain new skills including correct usage of hand and power tools and a one of a kind hand-made object that will last a lifetime.

Students will learn all the skills required to reproduce their own wooden spoons; this includes the correct usage of hand and power tools. The class will begin with a discussion on types of wood, a guide for the tools we’ll be using during class, and a general overview about various wooden carving techniques.

After the students have the basic understanding required to carve a spoon, they will be led by Alma in using a spoon gouge to make the curve of the spoon. This will be followed by designing the remaining elements of their spoon, which includes the handle and the top. When the design is completed, they’ll finalise the project using sandpaper and oils.

No previous experience is necessary for this class, just a desire to carve a spoon.

woman with pony tail using band saw to carve spoon blank

Workshop participant carving spoon blank using a band saw machine.

partly carved wooden spoon

Artisan spoon making in progress

a variety of tools for spoon carving and completed spoons

Spoon carving tools and some carved spoons.