Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions
Carving wooden spoons is a tradition in Scandinavia, where carvers crafted spoons for home use, for seasonal income, and to give as gifts. The techniques, designs, and embellishments commonly used today are deeply embedded in centuries of cultural history, but spoon carving is also a vibrant and growing craft tradition globally. World-class spoon carvers and instructors Fred, Jarrod, and Mike team teach a course suitable for beginners and advanced students alike that covers basic techniques, but also delves into design, ergonomics and layout, woods and wood grain, sharpening, finishing, painting and decorating, and history and theory of practice. This course format with two instructors allows students to pursue their own project interests with more support while enjoying the company of other spoon enthusiasts. Students are strongly encouraged to register for an optional 4th day at a discounted cost of $50; please register ahead of time by calling us at (218) 387-9762. Please note this course is open to all levels, but requires a basic amount of hand strength, stamina, and focus to be able to complete projects listed. Being able to open a sealed jar is an example of basic hand strength. Fred and Jarrod will teach in April; Mike and Fred will teach in November.