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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, April 30th  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 & sharpening 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. 

$70 to attend
$120 for 2 seats

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

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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