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Spoon Carving Workshop with Ask The Trees

  • The ZEN Succulent 125 East Parrish Street , Suite 100 A Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)

Vanessa Hernandez of Ask The Trees will be joining us for a special spoon making course. Join us on Sunday, November 13th from 5-8pm for an evening of spoon carving basics. 

For beginners and experienced alike, this course will cover techniques for safe knife handling, how to carve a spoon out from raw wood, tips on selecting & sourcing carving wood with additional education on maintaining wooden kitchen wares & sharping carving knives.  You’ll leave with your newly carved creation, notepad & custom pencil, a blank hardwood block for your next carving session and all the knowledge you’ll need to recreate this project - this class is not to be missed!

Your ticket includes: 

  • 3 Hours of instruction and hands - on studio time, in a small group setting (max. of 10 students)
  • Basic knowledge of carving methods and tool use
  • A single hardwood spoon blank for carving during course, plus one additional spoon blank to take home
  • Rental of hook knife and straight knife for carving  
  • Tin of Handmade Wood Balm & Sandpaper for finishing 
  • Locally made notebook and custom Ask the Trees pencil for note taking during course and to take home

Ages 15 to adult welcomed

Snacks and drinks will be provided. 

$88 to attend
$155 for 2 seats

Workshop size is limited to 10 people. No refunds or exchanges.

This course is Sold Out, to learn when we are having our next Spoon Carving Course, please email us at 

 Photo courtesy of The News & Observer

Photo courtesy of The News & Observer

About the Instructor, Vanessa :

Vanessa Hernandez is a self-taught spoon carver who owns and operates Ask The Trees, a Durham-based business that specializes in creating unique and functional wares for the kitchen from locally found wood. Her hope is that every Ask The Trees piece will act as a reminder of the many gifts trees provide.

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