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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:

Designer Melanie Abrantes 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
  • Handwritten Instructions
  • Snacks and Drinks (Lunch Not Included)

Workshop Schedule:

  • September 16th, 10am-12pm (Morning Class)
  • September 16th, 1:30pm-4pm (Afternoon Class)
  • October 21st, 10am-12pm (Morning Class)
  • October 21st, 1:30pm-4pm (Afternoon¬†Class)
  • November 11th, 10am-12pm (Morning Class)
  • November 11th, 1:30pm-4pm (Afternoon¬†Class)

Where: Oakland, CA 94606 (exact location emailed week of)

The workshop will be outside and proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test (within 72 hours of class) will be required to attend. Please bring a copy of your vaccination card (printed or digital) or a screenshot of your COVID test result.

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

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