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Woodworking Workshop: Carving Wood Utensils

May 31 @ 9:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm



May 31 @ 9:00 am
June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: $625
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Peters Valley School of Craft
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, NJ 07851 United States
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Come immerse yourself in the satisfying art of shaping wood utensils. This is a great introduction to carving with hand tools as well as designing in three dimensions. You will learn to shave wood using a variety of sharp edge tools including carving knives, gouges, spokeshaves, scrapers, and draw knives as well as the bandsaw to cut out the initial shape of the spoon, spreader, scoop, or spatula. Decorative elements on utensils like milk painting, chip carving, and incised line making will be demonstrated. You will move through projects at your own pace, experiment with their own designs, and explore the simple, the elegant, the twisted, and quirky world of handmade wood utensils.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Type: Woodworking
Ages: Adult

You will need to bring the following materials/supplies to the workshop:

  • Gloves for sensitive hands (optional)
  • Morakniv 106 or 120 carving knife (optional)
  • Sports bottle for drinking water


About the Instructor:

Kate Hawes has been working with wood for 25 years. They have worked as a custom furniture maker, founded and ran a cooperative wood shop in Brooklyn, and taught furniture making for over ten years. They have a certificate in Furniture and Cabinet Making from The North Bennet Street School and recently was awarded a Masters in Craft History and Theory from Warren Wilson College with a research focus on contemporary spoon carving community. They completed a residency at The Anderson Ranch Arts Center and their work has been exhibited in group shows in Brooklyn, The Fuller Museum, and Manifest Gallery. They have taught woodworking at The Crafts Student League, Makeville Studio, and The American Folk Art Museum. They split their time between teaching and working on commissions and spoons in their shop in the Catskills where they are inspired by the surrounding woods and all that dwells in them.


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