Pipe Carving Workshop


Pipe Carving Class / Schedule

SAT 4/18 1pm-3:30pm
SUN 4/19 1pm-3:30pm

Make your own custom wooden pipe just in time to celebrate 4/20 with friends! 👌🏼

Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden pipes 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 pipe with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the pipe. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their pipes 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 pipe making practice at home!

  • Cherry pipe blank 
  • Japanese Spoon Gouge 
  • Mikikicha carving knife 
  • Japanese Rasp 
  • Handwritten instructions 
  • Snacks and Drinks

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.