Advance registration is required for all classes.
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Registration Deadline: August 11, 2022
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.
In this two-day class for those with some spoon making experience, we will devote our attention for both days to advancing our green wood, hand tool spoon and utensil making skills, including basic review of sharpening. Much attention will be paid to practicing the specific hatchet and knife techniques used to more quickly achieve curves (also known as “crank”), slimmer spoon bowls and thinner spatulas, and embellishments like finials and kohlrosing. A variety of the tools of the trade will be available for your use along with the shaving horse, stock knife, spoon bench, lap boards, and ample wood varieties to work with. This class is reserved for folks who have a fair amount of spoon making and knife handling skills and is not recommended for beginners.
Born in Minnesota, André Souligny moved to Vermont in 1996 and was introduced to the green woodworking tradition at Goddard College. 25 years later André continues to revel in green wood spoon and utensil making, always learning new things, instructing at various Vermont institutions, demonstrating the craft at festivals and historical events, spoon busking on the Montpelier sidewalks, and blogging on the topic at www.spoonderlust.com.