March 10th, 10am- 4:30pm (Registration deadline: March 7)
Neil's house: 2096 Jakes Little Fireweed Lane
Beginning spoon carving using ax and knife. We will start with some safety and technique development carving a butter spreader and move on to spoon design and carving using axes, sloyd, and crooked knives. Spoons and spreaders are a great way to introduce more natural or handcrafted beauty into your life as well as a offering a challenging and rewarding wood project. One can focus on regular eating spoons, or larger backcountry spoons. The spoons I make come from a tradition of using handmade items everyday.
Instructor: Tony Perelli is a longtime teacher and student with experience in Schools, Mountains and Rivers of Alaska. He has spent a large part of several years pursuing interesting handcraft from interesting craftsman working primarily in wood and clay. He has spent many days learning from & working with Bill Copperthwaite, Jarrod Dahl, Monroe Robinson and the cabin of Dick Proenneke. If you don't know these folks, grab a book or google them up, they have a lot to offer. He makes spoons with ax and knife and turns bowls on a handmade foot-powered lathe as well as an electric lathe. He finds great power in making things and in sharing those things.
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