Wooden Spoon Carving
with Windy Chien
Sunday, August 30, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle Street, Emeryville, 510-332-6101
$175 includes materials, limit 10 students
There is nothing like the feeling of using a spoon you made yourself. The simple acts of stirring tea or cooking food become mindful, elevated experiences. In this workshop learn the process of designing, carving, and finishing techniques. Windy will demo hands-on use of a gouge, Japanese handsaw, Japanese rasp, chisel/mallet, and cabinet scrapers to create a one of a kind cherry wood spoon.
Come prepared to work hard in clothes that can take a little sawdust! You will leave the workshop with your beautiful handmade spoon, a tin of Windy’s homemade organic wood butter, detailed instructions pamphlet, and a supplies/resources list.
Windy Chien, recovering techie and ex-record shop owner, has developed a singular process for carving her Fat Bottomed Girls line of spoons. Using Japanese and Swiss hand tools and working in walnut, cherry, and mahogany, she ergonomically designed the spoons to feel good in the hand and be used daily. While many methods for spoon carving exist, Windy’s style is accessible to non-professionals without access to a woodshop and requires only a small amount of space and tools.