spoon jam pre-fest workshops
TWO DAY CROOKED SPOON CARVING WITH PETER FOLLANSBEE - $450
During this two day workshop you will be guided towards making your own Follansbee spoon by one of the most knowledgeable and experienced carvers on the planet . You will be shown how to select, rive and carve naturally bent wood into beautiful spoons using just an axe, the ever versatile sloyd knife and hook knife. This workshop will go deep into the spoon carving process, allowing you to develop new skills and refine any you may already have. There will be a focus on design, form, applying techniques to specific parts of the spoon, and an introduction to handle decoration. Peter will teach what it is that makes a great spoon, and how to achieve it yourself.
TWO DAY KUKSA CARVING CLASS WITH ALEX YERKS - $450
This two day workshop with Alex Yerks will find you immersed in making your own hand carved kuksa. The kuksa is an old-style wooden cup made to travel far and wide and be at the ready, whether the beverage of choice is water from a crystal creek, your favourite coffee, or even a splash of something stronger.
Over two days, you learn to shape freshly harvested wood into a one-of-a-kind vessel from a master kuksa carver. Alex will show you how to use traditional tools like axes, adzes, gouges, hook tools, and, of course, the versatile sloyd knife. By crafting a kuksa, which is more than a spoon but less than a bowl, you will engage in a wide array of techniques and tool usage that bridges the gap between spoon carving and bowl carving.