Carve Tour Workshops


Spoon Carving Workshop Tour / Aug-Oct Schedule


New York City
August 25, 6-9 pm
Where | WantedDesign Store
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San Francisco
September 16, 1-3 pm
Where | Little Paper Planes
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September 22, 5:30-8 pm
Where | The Makery Studio
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September 23, 1-4 pm
Where | Join Shop
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Los Angeles
October 15, 5:30-8 pm
Where | Kin and Kind Shop
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Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden spoon or knife using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in a detailed carving demo as well as individualized teaching if needed. All tools will be provided with a rental fee to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your carving practice at home!

+ Basswood Spoon blank or knife blank
+ Japanese Spoon Gouge (not used in knife workshop)
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Bandaid (just in case)

You can rent tools for $20 or you can purchase the kit for $79 during or after the class.

The workshops will be held in various locations depending on the city. Follow the links under each cities event to read about the specifics.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.