Our instructor for the day was Mark Vrionides.
He brought a variety of wood for us to try and it was incredible to experience the different properties first hand; from the beech which took an age to saw through, to the sycamore which split with satisfying ease, and the fibrous poplar which took a bit more persuasion.
|Hmmmm. is this too big to split!?|
Once the wood was split, we each made our designs and got down to axing and finally whittling it into shape.
|Letting the axe do the hard work|
|Using a hook knife to carve the 'bowl' of the spoon|
Many thanks to Mark for leading such a fun and informative workshop and all those who braved the elements and participated with such enthusiasm. A really lovely day.
Community and Education Officer