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Melanie Abrantes Designs

In-Person Spoon Carving Workshop

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Join our bestselling in-person carving workshop and learn how to carve a wooden spoon!  

Class Description:

We will lead students in hand carving their own wooden 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!

 Provided in class:

  • Wood Spoon¬†Blank
  • Japanese¬†Spoon¬†Gouge
  • Carving Knife
  • Sandpaper and Wood Butter
  • Carving¬†Instructions
  • Snacks and Drinks (Lunch Not Included)

Workshop Schedule:


  • May 4th, 1:30pm-4pm (Afternoon¬†Class)
  • June 22nd, 10am-12pm
  • June 22nd, 1:30pm-4pm¬†

Teachers: Melanie Abrantes or Ciera Okere
Where: Brooklyn Basin Park in Oakland, CA 94606 (exact location at park will be emailed week of class)

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

The workshop will be outside unless chance of rain, we will relocate indoors at Melanie Abrantes Designs' Studio in Oakland. You will receive an email confirming the change of location. 

Photo Credit: The images on white shot by Melanie Riccardi and lifestyle images are shot by Nicole Morrison for Etsy.