Wood, carving and turning

Spoon carving with traditional tools with Barn the Spoon (Barnaby Carder)

Ref: S2D08484

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About this course

Learn the ancient skills of spoon carving, and make some beautiful spoons of your own to take home in this introduction to knife and axe carving. Using fresh wood, and authentic techniques, turn a bit of branch or log into functional spoons, with more complex techniques covered on the second day.


Barn the Spoon (Barnaby Carder)

Having been obsessed with woodwork since the age of 12, and spending his teens turning bowls, making wooden jewellry and abstract sculpture, Barn ended up doing a woodland based chair making apprenticeship, followed by three years travelling around the country, living in the woods making and peddling hand-carved wooden spoons on the streets of the Britains towns & cities. In 2012 Barn opened his notorious East-London spoon shop.


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