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Carve a Spoon from a Tree – Sat, 26 Jan 19
26 January 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$140 – $155
TWO WORKSHOP DATES
Saturday 26 January
(& Sunday 27 January 2019)
Spoonsmith Jeff Donne
SAGE Garden – 110 Queen Street, Moruya
Imagine the satisfaction of scooping up a homemade lunch with a unique and beautiful wooden spoon made with your own hands. You can do this, anyone can. All you need is a day with the Spoonsmith. He’ll show you how to safely use the simple tools and carve your own wooden cutlery. Learn an age-old craft and discover the sense of meditation and slowness to be found in whittling one of life’s essential objects.
A day spoon carving with Spoonsmith is an unhurried and mellow experience where you learn to use the tools of the trade in a safe and effective way. This workshop will guide you through the stages of axe work, knife work and hollowing out the bowl (that exciting part of the day when the spoon emerges). Learn about sourcing sustainable materials, the basics of traditional tool use, and how to safely turn a log into your favourite wooden kitchen utensils. Everyone starts with a log of sustainably sourced native timber and ends up with a spoon or two! And all the shavings will be composted here at SAGE.
Come to one day or both. For people attending both days, you will be shown how to carve numerous spoon styles and a variety of kitchen utensils, all fresh from the log!
Suitable for: Adults (16+). All skill levels, no experience needed.
Cost: $140 (SAGE members) or $155 (non members) per day.
Provided: All materials, tools and a protective apron.
Includes: A light lunch and morning tea.
Bring: Covered shoes and a willingness to whittle.
The teacher: The Spoonsmith, Jeff Donne, is from Pambula on the beautiful NSW Sapphire Coast. He makes wooden cutlery buddies to take with you on your favourite foodie adventures. He starts with a sustainably sourced tree and uses only simple handtools and a sprinkling of lost ways to make a range of soulful goods. Jeff’s roving Spoon School has travelled through much of Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Alice Springs and of course the magical far south coast of NSW.