10am – 6pm
A day of spoon carving with Éamonn O’Sullivan at his workshop outside Westport, Co. Mayo.
This is a great introduction to axe and knife work. No woodworking experience is necessary although participants should be reasonably comfortable with the idea of handling sharp tools. You will learn all the skills you need to create a spoon from scratch. All raw materials and tools are provided. Tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit will be available during the day and I will have made a big pot of vegetable soup for lunch. Do bring a packed lunch if you’d rather not test my cooking skills!
“Hands down the best creative course I’ve taken”
– Kathryn Davey
A wonderful thing about spoon carving is that the tools are cheap, there is no need for a workshop or workbench and the raw material, green wood, is so readily available. It makes it an easy hobby to pick up. This course aims to provide you with knowledge you need to start carving spoons at home.
The courses cover the following:
- wood selection and preparation
- splitting and roughing out using an axe
- safe carving techniques, using the main knife grips.
- an introduction to knife sharpening
Come with friends and get a discount! Just choose the number of people in your group from the drop-down menu. If you wish, you can also get a gift voucher so that the recipient can book their own course on a date that suits them.
- 1 ticket – €90
- 2 tickets – €170
- 3 tickets – €240
- 4 tickets – €320
- 5 tickets – €400
- 6 tickets – €480
- 7 tickets – €560
- 8 tickets – €640
- 9 tickets – €720