I have been invited to teach a weekend of
Spoon Carving at Catton, near Hexham in Northumberland on 21-22 Feb 2015.
The cost is £145 which includes all materials and lunch each day, to book please email me steve-tomlin[at]hotmail.co.uk
The two days will give you a full introduction to carving with axes and knives with a strong emphasis on safe working. You’ll go home with beautiful, useful utentsils, happy memories and the skills and confidence to keep making on your own.
Small groups ensures you’ll get lots of individual attention and my 12 years of carving experience mean that the workshop is suitable for those looking to improve their skills as well as for complete beginners.
In a lively, fun atmosphere we’ll cover the following:
- Tools needed for spoon carving – what you need and where to buy it.
- Materials – the best woods for spoon carving and how to make the most of it.
- Efficient axe work.
- Effective knife skills.
- Hollowing the bowl using various techniques.
- Spoon design.
- Exercises to look after your hands.