Evening Taster Sessions – Whittling Workshops
Evening Whittling Workshops
Thursday Evenings, 7pm – 9pm
Our Autumn series of evening whittling workshops aims to introduce you to the basics of working with green wood. Perfect for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the world of woodwork, book on one of them, or book on all of them for a thorough introduction to green wood carving.
Spatula Carving 22nd September
Spatulas are one of the true workhorses of the kitchen. Why not learn how to carve your own, to whatever design you want? Come and learn the basics of green wood carving, using a Mora straight knife and a piece of green wood to carve a beautiful spatula, ready to be put to use.
Butter Spreader Carving 29th September
Learn how to carve a Swedish style butter spreader using basic knife grips and lovely green wood. Also perfect to use for serving condiments.
Miniature Bowl Carving 6th October
Learn the basics of making hollow forms using vices and spoon knives. This course teaches you how to read and work with wood grain in hollow forms, which is transferrable to other projects such as spoons, kuksas and larger bowls. Take home a perfect salt pinch pot or jewellery dish.
Mindful Carving 13th October
Wind down after a day’s work on our mindful whittling class. This class focuses on the mindful act of whittling, the skills and process, rather than the final outcome. A lovely way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, put your phone away for two hours and relax taking beautiful curly shavings. A perfect intro to carving – the skills you learn are adaptable to any carving situation.
Whittling for Potters 20th October
Whittling opens up the opportunities for creation of your own tools! Come and learn how to whittle your own potters tools – we will focus on making a potter’s rib and a simple modelling tool, both to the maker’s own design. You will leave the class with an understanding of basic carving techniques, enabling you to carve your own tools going forward.
All courses take place at our workshop on Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG unless otherwise stated. 18 Years and older.