W6 – Woodland Spoon Carving Bench Construction – August 6-7, 2022

W6 – Woodland Spoon Carving Bench Construction – August 6-7, 2022


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Advance registration is required for all classes.

Please review our health and safety policy.

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.

Class Description:

In this ambitious two-day, outdoor workshop, each participant will work to construct their own collapsible   Woodland Spoon Carving Bench.  At its root, this is a waist to elbow height, 4-legged bench made of a 3’-4’ long, small diameter half-log and utilizes a foot-operated pedal and cord system to securely hold spoon blanks and other utensils while carving.  These simple benches are highly customizable.  We will work energetically together carrying out various tasks so that we can enjoy using our benches together in the afternoon on day two, exploring the many interesting ways these benches can be used to secure the work.  Some of the materials will be prepared in advance.

Instructor Biography:

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.

Additional information

Class Hours:

9:00 – 4:00


August 6-7, 2022


Materials Fee

Registration Fee:

$25 for non-members (one time annually)