The physical environment at Flint Mill is just right for woodworking courses.
Two courses available in 2019:
1) Sunday 16 June 2019
2) Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019
The one day course is probably best suited for beginners and the two day course for those that have made some spoons in the past and now want to develop both in terms of technique and design.
Carving a spoon, ladle or scoop from a split piece of green round wood is an immensely satisfying and creative process, crafting an item of practical use bringing joy every time it's used.
By working with the grain, freshly cut wood reveals itself as a strong and flexible material, easily worked with a few sharp tools.
We'll use local native hardwoods such as birch, sycamore and alder.
We'll consider the unique properties of spoons made from green, unseasoned wood, working safely on simple designs using hand tools such as carving axes, straight carving knives and crook knives.
We'll use tools hand-made by such eminent makers as Gransfors Bruk, Hans Karlsson, Bo Helgesson, Ben Orford and Svante Djarv.
A range of working techniques and grasps will be taught with the emphasis on safety and control throughout.
The most important thing you'll take home is the knowledge, inspiration and confidence to continue making beautiful spoons in safety.
Spoons tutor Maurice has been a professional green wood craftsman and tutor for more than 20 years and carving spoons for more than 15 years. Skilled and patient as a teacher, inspired by Norwegian and Swedish design and techniques in spoons and bowls making. His passion, enthusiasm and authority on the subject will certainly come across on this course.
Max number of students 7.
To join this course either email or give us a call on 0191 252 4064
Once you have made the payment for this course, Joining Instructions will be sent via email.
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