What you will do
4 hour workshop
London Green are very excited to welcome Adam Hawker as a guest tutor at the workshop, all the way from Dorset, in London for one weekend only!
You will learn the techniques of kolrosing including how to lay out a pattern, execute neat cuts, oil and how to add colourant before burnishing.
The workshop will also cover chip carving, where you’ll learn various techniques and several simple patterns/designs.
If you have have any suitable knives please bring them with you. If you want to decorate any spoons bring them along, otherwise we will be practicing on prepared boards. No previous spoon carving experience is necessary.
About Adam: After spending ten years swinging from trees as an arborist and tree surgeon, Adam decided he needed a job where he could keep both feet firmly on the ground whilst still being a part of the woodland around me.
Having previously studied engineering woodworking seemed a natural step and working with the natural inclination of the green wood soon developed into a passion.
Adam's spoon carving addiction has grown over the years and he has had the privilege to learn from some of the finest spoon makers across the globe. Carving spoons, focusing on the small details that make each one different has become a meditation.
Many of Adams spoons have kolrosing decoration, this is a traditional Scandinavian technique where single incised cuts are made to create a pattern, the spoon is then oiled and a colourant rubbed into the incisions and once burnished the pattern is sealed in.
Adam lives in West Dorset, England with his family and works full time for Guy Mallinson's Crafty Camping, a luxury woodland campsite where he teaches various greenwood working skills. In his spare time Adam carves spoons to sell on his own website.
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About your host, London Green Wood
London Green Wood is a non-profit community of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Abney Park Cemetery, a small woodland in Hackney, we work with green wood straight from the log and hand tools. All the wood we use has been felled locally.
We have been running events and teaching courses at our woodland workshop since 2011. We promise a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly. We run courses for adults, for groups and for families. We also run a twice weekly 'Wood Club' community workshop and monthly volunteering days to build equipment at the workshop.
Please arrive by 8.30am to allow time for introductions so we can start promptly at 9.00. Please bring your own lunch and any tools you may like to use. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. We have no indoor space and will be working outside in all weathers (under a tarp if it rains) so please come prepared.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.