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Monday, 9 March 2015

Spoon carving in the sunshine; running a workshop with young people at Boiling Wells in Bristol

It was a beautiful day last Friday - the perfect day to carve a spoon!

boiling wells

I was invited to teach spoon carving to a group of four young people who aren't getting along with conventional education. They could choose from a variety of different timbers (including holly, cherry, lime and sycamore) and also had a range of tools to try; various shapes of axe, different styles of knife, hook knives and spoonbit gouges.


Of course, they were shown how to use all of the tools safely before getting stuck in with them.


There were some very nice spoons made by the end of the day, they just needed a bit of finishing off to be done at home.



Anna and Bill, staff at the St Werburghs City farm, also couldn't resist having a go at carving in the sunshine themselves.


All in all, a great way to spend the day!

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