Advance registration is required for all classes.
Registration Deadline: July 29, 2023
NOTE: Tuition includes a $25 one-time registration fee. If you have already paid the fee, it will be deducted from your total before your card is charged.
Green wood spoon making relies on the combination of easy-to-carve, freshly harvested hardwood, razor sharp tools, and steady, thoughtful technique. Students will be introduced to various tool-handling techniques involved in transforming freshly harvested green wood into personal wooden spoons for use cooking, serving, and eating. The schedule will be dictated by the skill and progression of the group. Day one will focus on preparing green wood spoon blanks, including hatchet techniques, sawing stop cuts, and shaping with the shaving horse, drawknife, spoke shave, stock knife, and woodland spoon carving bench. Day two will be devoted to working with the straight and bent knife, learning safe knife holds and carving techniques, drying, and decorative embellishments such as finials, chip carving, and kohlrosing. Overall attention will be devoted to safe and attentive tool handling and practicing the basic techniques.
Andre Souligny started green woodworking over 25 years ago, and has since been instructing in the craft of spoon making across venues in Vermont and New Hampshire. Andre offers workshops all year around, demonstrates spoon making at craft events, historic societies, and on the street in Montpelier, VT during market season. Andre’s writing on spoon making has been published in Taproot magazine, and on his blog: www.spoonderlust.com.