spoon carving and knife handling for beginners, w/additional options for more experienced carvers, including hand-carved bowls, decorative and sculptural carving, turning on the lathe, and learning to use the shave horse, draw knife, and other hand tools. Bring your knife!
These are some of our classes and instructors.
we have new and returning instructors each year!
I started carving as a kid, and have been teaching almost as long. For the last ten years, I've been teaching spoon carving and greenwoodworking at gatherings and other venues. I use hand tools almost exclusively to carve bowls, spoons, and other utensils, and I turn bowls on a food-powered "pole lathe" (tho on my portable lathe, I substitute bungies for the pole). I've also done a lot of natural building and have worked as a teaching artist in schools and on various community art projects. Now I make part of my living by selling woodenwares, and also have a little publishing company called Hand Print Press (dot com). Every day of village time is a good day.