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Wooden Spoon Carving (3 sessions)

  • Hold Fast Studio School 300b Ingalls Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

Teacher: Inka Petersen
Cost: $175

Workshop Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23.

Learn how to carve a spoon and how to safely use the tools to do so. We’ll be working with a hatchet to create our spoon blank, and use a carving knife to refine the shape. For the bowl we’ll use a hook knife. Finally we’ll explore traditional and food safe methods of decoration using coffee, milk paint and olive oil. All materials, tools (and bandaids) are provided. We’ll go over resources for tools and materials, look at samples and discuss form and function. 

Dexterity is important, but if you can peel an apple, you can probably carve a spoon.

This is a 3 session class that is separated into fundamentals, detailing, and finishing. You will take home at least one hand carved spoon and handouts you help you make more at home.


Safe tool use : hatchet, carving knife, hook knife, abrasives. Carving techniques. Finishing techniques: kolrosing, milk paint, burnishing with oil.

take home

A pair of chopsticks, a hand carved wooden spoon, and a resources and techniques handout.


Wooden Spoon Carving

Three sessions - Thursdays: January 9, 16, 23 - 2020


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