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Alex Finberg

Spoon Carving Improvers (Level 2) Workshop - 22.10.2023

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Workshop: Spoon Carving Improvers (Level 2) Workshop 
Date: Sunday 22nd October 2023
Times: 09:30 - 16:00
Location: Ambios, Lower Sharpham Barton Farm, Ashprington TQ9 7DX 
: Suitable for intermediate woodcarvers 
: All Tools, Resources, Tea, Coffee & Biscuits Provided

Spoon Carving Improvers Workshop 
Have you attended a spoon carving workshop in the past and would like to level up your skills? Or perhaps you carve regularly but have developed some habits which won't unstick! This workshop is the perfect opportunity to develop your spoon carving skills. 

We will look at a variety of techniques to improve our carving including: efficient axe carving, body posture, hook knife finishing cuts, straight knife finishing cuts and most importantly follow a step by step approach to carving which you can orientate and improve within 

Format of The Day
09:30am - Arrival, Introductions, Tea & Coffee and a walk to the woods (we'll be in the forestry barn if it is raining)

10am - 12:30pm - Splitting a log and carving with an axe: Body posture, efficient axe carving, accurate carving to a pencil line & Creating the perfect spoon blank 

12:30pm - Lunch in the Barn 

1:15pm - Hook Knife Carving - Carving a beautiful spoon bowl, bowl gradient, hook knife finishing cuts 

2:30pm - Tea Break 

2:45 pm - 4:30pm Knife Carving - Efficient knife cuts, facets, finishing cuts and intentional knife carving 

Experience Required
This workshop is designed for carvers who have attended a spoon carving workshop in the past or who have some experience of spoon carving. 

Please sign up for the Level 1 course if you are a complete beginner. 

If you have any learning needs such as adjustments due to mobility or other abilities please get in touch, I'm more than happy to explore how to support your learning together. 

Approach to Learning
My approach to running workshops is to make them as enjoyable and as accessible as possible. Together as a group we create a positive learning environment where there is no such thing as a stupid question(!) and everyone is put at ease to relax into and enjoy the day. 

There is a wonderfully meditative state which can be found when carving wood which can be quite addictive! You'll come away with the opportunity to take away all the tools, skills and resources needed to carry on carving at home. 

Our venue is located at Lower Sharpham Barn by the edge of the River Dart, home to Ambios and a large scale re-wilding project with some of the most stunning views in the South of England! 

The venue is best navigated to via what3words (professed.lions.scoop) as it can be tricky to find for the first time. Please allow an additional 5 minutes to get down the track for the first time

What To Bring  
Sturdy Footwear 
Warm Clothes, Hat & Gloves (we will ideally be carving outside) 
Packed Lunch 
Tools if you have them (none required though!)
A wooden or metal spoon you are fond of. 

Terms & Conditions
Suitable for Adults (18+) 
Non Refundable, Transferable

Early Bird Tickets are available for £55 

Standard Tickets are available for £65

Concessions will be made available once 6 places are filled. If you would like to sponsor a concessionary place, feel free to add a tip at checkout. This will be added to the concessions pot and go towards funding someone on low income with a place. 

The workshop requires a minimum of 6 participants to run, should the course not fill 6 places, the workshop will be postponed and scheduled with a minimum of 2 weeks notice prior to the course, with the option of a refund or transfer onto the subsequent course.