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Green Wood Spoon Carving

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Green Wood Spoon Carving
Kiko Denzer
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$215 plus $10 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Carving spoons from green wood is a practical art requiring just basic tools; it's easily practiced at the kitchen table or in the woods. In this class, everyone should be able to finish at least a basic butter knife/spreader and spoon, while learning to waste wood safely and precisely with the hatchet and how to use straight and curved knives to finish and decorate. The skills apply to all kinds of wood work, from sculpture to furniture and timber-framing. Topics include:


Properties of wood

Effective grips and techniques

Body mechanics, posture, power

Sharpening and tool maintenance

Design & decoration (chip carving, kolrosing)


About the Instructor(s)

Kiko grew up with an artist mom who taught him to draw, paint, make bread and sculpt, etc. He started carving stone at age ten and went to Italy at 17 to carve marble. He has worked in construction, community development and media. As a teaching artist, he works with schools and communities to sculpt wood-fired community ovens, murals, outdoor furniture and public installations. Ten years ago, after an introduction from Bill Coperthwaite, he started carving household wares out of greenwood. This and teaching have become Kiko’s primary activities. With his family, he also builds soil, garden and homestead on an acre near town.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Straight knife, such as a Mora 106, or equivalent \"sloyd\" knife. An Opinel no. 8 w/carbon blade is also


Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Instructor Provides:

• Tools

• Wood

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