Advanced Spoon Carving Workshop


Advanced Spoon Carving Class


This is an advanced spoon carving class. You must have taken our beginners spoon carving class or have previous experience to take this class. Only 5 spots available. 

Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden cooking spoon 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 carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their spoons with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!

  • Large Wooden Spoon Blank -2.75" x 12"
  • Japanese Spoon Gouge 
  • Mikikicha carving knife 
  • Japanese Rasp 
  • Handwritten instructions 
  • Lunch will be provided, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. 

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

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