Bradley van Luyt. Using woody weeds removed from local Bushland as part of environmental restoration projects you can learn to carve a spoon, spatula or other kitchen utensil with axe, knife and hook. Based in the Sutherland Shire I teach at a wide variety of locations and at home too (saves on my bus fares!!). More workshops to come in 2022. Contact Brad via his Instagram page @bvanluyt
Roy Davi aka theleurabodger is a pole-lathe wood turner, bowl and spoon carver. Courses are available in greenwood pole-lathe turning, stool and chair building using traditional hand tools. Spoon and bowl carving courses for beginners and intermediate carvers. Courses are at Roy's Blue Mountains Leura workshop.
Contact Roy via email to email@example.com or Instagram or Messenger to @theleurabodger
Bird Carving workshop at Lyttleton Stores, Lawson, Blue Mountains,
Sunday May 14th, 9 – 5pm
All tools and materials are provided
Join local maker and teacher Georgina Donovan for a bird carving workshop at Lyttleton's store. Slow down and connect with your creative self as you carve your own beautiful wooden bird under the guidance of a skilled and encouraging teacher in a calm, supportive environment. Tap into your own creativity as you discover the mindful and satisfying practice of woodcarving, and a newfound appreciation of natural materials.
In this 7 hour workshop you will learn safe techniques to carve different types of wood from a rough cut blank, as you engage in a practice that has been around for thousands of years.
Absolutely no experience required- just a can-do attitude! All tools and materials provided, as is morning tea. Bring your own lunch, or take advantage of some of the local options available. Closed shoes are also required, and minimum age is 16.
Fiona has a lifelong interest in woodcraft and was drawn to the gentle and meditative process of spoon carving. Fiona carves predominantly in seasoned hardwoods that are recycled, offcuts from furniture making or timber that would otherwise go to waste. She shares her love of carving in workshops at a variety of venues across Canberra, including combined Glass + Wood workshops at the Canberra Glassworks, as well as new workshops coming in 2023. For further details contact Fiona here: Twig to Table
Neil runs spoon carving workshops at various venues across Perth and South West Western Australia. He carves spoons from green wood using fallen and pruned branches found around Perth where he lives. His spoons and bowls are sold at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre in Kalamunda and on his Etsy store: lilspoonsbigearth.
Theresa runs beginner spoon carving and bangle carving workshops in Brisbane – at Artisan, Plant Empire and Botanick. She also shares her love of carving by running small-group casual classes at her home workshop in Chelmer. In these on-going classes students can try out a broad range of tools and timber and develop their individual style. Theresa uses seasoned timber, obtained from ethical suppliers, and loves the challenge of making something from the tiniest of scraps of wood so that nothing is wasted.
For further details contact Theresa by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Instagram: @theresadarmody
Lexie is running intimate beginner’s Spoon carving workshops on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. Lexie is incredibly passionate about designing and carving functional utensils, the creative process and sharing her love of carving with others. She believes carving has so much to offer, and that there is nothing quite like getting lost in the simplicity, pace and creative flow of a good carve!
Lexie brings her enthusiastic, unique energy to her classes ensuring a good time is had by all.
Workshops currently open for booking: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1148900
For further details, to check out Lexie’s work or connect with her directly: @lfwoodco
ONLINE CARVING COURSES
If you can't get to a course or a local spoon club we can recommend Spoon Club online tutorials. Designed to accompany SPON: A GUIDE TO SPOON CARVING AND THE NEW WOOD CULTURE the courses let you learn and develop at your own pace from wherever you are.