Spoon Carving Workshops in Westport
10am - 5pm
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 order two or more tickets and get 5% off with the promo code "MORE-THE-MERRIER".
If you wan to give the gift spoon carving to someone, you can buy a voucher for a workshop.
Cancellations within 2 weeks of the workshop date will be subject to a 20% cancellation fee. If I have someone on the waiting list who is able to take the place, I will refund you in full.
Unfortunately, I cannot refund cancellations within one week of the workshop date. If you would like to transfer your ticket or voucher to someone else, you're welcome to do so.