Spatulas, Spreads and Spoons Workshop
July 24, 2021
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
This one-day workshop aims to equip beginners and ‘casual-carvers’ with the basic knife grips and axe techniques to go away and confidently carve simple spatulas, spreaders, and spoons.
The course will be led by experienced green woodwork tutor, Tom, who will introduce you to basic axe work and carving techniques. Participants will then spend the rest of their day having a go themselves, and making a spatula, spreader and spoon.
Time permitting, Tom may also introduce alternative carving tools and more advanced techniques, and he may also invite participants for a walk through the woods to discuss how to identify and source suitable branch-wood for carving.
The course can accommodate beginners as well as those seeking to hone and develop their green woodworking skillset.
We will be working outside so please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
A small class size of just 6 people.
You must be aged 18 or over to attend this course.
Green woodworking is a physical activity, so please bear this in mind before you book.
All tools needed for the day are provided, and the materials are included in the cost of the workshop.
Please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks are provided.
About your tutor
Tom Dillon is a local Green Woodworker currently based in Stourbridge. He has been working, living and learning in the woods for over ten years.
Tom started out as a green wood stool and chair-maker – training with and assisting Mike Abbott on his renowned chair-making courses in 2011.
Tom lived and worked in various woodlands around Herefordshire for the following three years – volunteering on round-wood timber framing projects, teaching woodwork at a community farm, and carving spoons and turning bowls and baby’s rattles on a pole-lathe in his spare time.
For the past seven years, Tom has been teaching green woodwork and managing a small woodland near Kinver for a local craft-based college.