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Spoon Carving Workshop – with wood fired pizza lunch
26 June @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm BST£110.00
Join us for some rustic creativity in our new outdoor classroom which is set in the beautiful Toolerstone gardens. Carving wooden spoons with traditional tools is a wonderful hobby that has become hugely popular recently. Turning a tree into your own practical and unique wooden spoon using an axe and special carving knives is inspiring, engaging and addictive! No experience is needed as you will learn step-by-step in a safe and fun environment with our tutor, Steve Tomlin.
A bit more detail
Starting with making a unique cooking spoon, you’ll learn how to use an axe and knives to shape wood safely and efficiently. This workshop will take you through the whole process of turning fresh wood into spoons and give you the confidence to carry on at home. Steve will also be selling wood carving tool kits should you wish to continue with your new found love of working with wood.
Home made wood fired pizza will be served for lunch
About the tutor
Steve is one of the UK’s leading spoon carvers, instructors and an internationally renowned wood craftsman. He has been carving spoons for over 15 years and teaches his lively, fun workshops at venues across the UK. In 2014, Steve was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for his work and was the winner of the 2018 Marsh Award for Endangered Crafts. We are thrilled that Steve is teaching his craft here at Toolerstone
Timetable of the day
09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:00 Introduction to the art of hand carving wood
10:30 Your turn to start creating
11.30 Coffee Break
11.45 Continue carving your spoon at your own pace
13:00 Delicious homemade wood fired pizza served by the campfire
14.00 Garden tour, if the weather permits
14.30 Refreshments will be served
16.00 Workshop ends but, you can take your hand-carved spoon home!
What is included?
- All materials & tools
- Aprons are provided for the day if required
- Refreshments & delicious wood fired pizza for lunch
- Free onsite car parking
What do I need to bring?
- Just a smile and a willingness to learn
- Dress for the outdoors, this includes bringing a waterproof as well as sun-cream & sunglasses. The Cheshire weather can be unpredictable!
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional!