Jane Mickelborough Spoon Carving Class

by | Jan 15, 2019 | 0 comments

I’m excited to announce my first-ever guest instructor! Jane Mickelborough will teach a small spoon carving class in my shop while she’s in the states visiting Curtis Buchanan. She’s taught at Spoon Fest and hosts a spoon-carving festival in France where she lives; I’m excited to meet her and learn from her.

I still have a few spots open in my chairmaking classes, including a Continuous Arm class in March. Plus, Peter Ross and I are ironing out the details for a 19th Century wheelbarrow class where the students will make a wooden wheelbarrow and all it’s iron hardware. Stay tuned!

Here’s the info for Jane’s class:

Carve a simple and elegant one-piece breton-style spoon!

Go into the woods and fell a tree, split it, rough it out using an axe and drawknife, then carve the spoon using straight and curved knives.  On the final day you will be able to decorate your spoon using the traditional techniques of chip carving and colored wax inlay.

Throughout the workshop, Jane will help you refine your axe and knife techniques and learn safe, efficient methods of work including a range of knife grips. More experienced carvers will be encouraged to explore decorated and pierced styles of one piece spoons that were made around southern Brittany in the 1800s.

If you have them, please bring a pencil, ruler, axe, straight knives, curved spoon knives, small saws with you. Don’t worry if you don’t have these as we can provide them.

Amazingly delicious lunches will be provided by Seth Elliott.  Class size is limited to 6 students.

Visit the Jane’s Spoons for more info and to register.

Other classes that still have openings:

CONTINUOUS ARM CHAIR, March 18th to 23rd, 2019 – $1400
LOOP BACK SIDE CHAIR, August 5th to 10th, 2019 – $1400
CONTINUOUS ARM CHAIR, August 26th to 31th, 2019 – $1400
SOUP-TO-NUTS LOOP BACK CHAIR, October 14th to 25th, 2019 – $2800
LOOP BACK SIDE CHAIR, December 2nd to 7th, 2019 – $1400
GREENWOOD WEEK, September 23rd to 27th, 2019 – $850

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