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Wooden Spoon Carving with KIKO DENZER: Portland + Corvallis (June 2nd and 3rd 2018)  RSS feed

 
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Howdy Perm-fam! I'm helping friend and author, Kiko Denzer plan some amazing classes this upcoming June in the Pacific Northwest - both Corvallis and Portland!

Dates are: June 2nd and 3rd for Portland and Corvallis June 9th and 16th!


Kiko will be providing hands-on opportunities to learn the art of hand carving a spoon from a branch. Spoons are a doorway into traditional, sculptural wood-craft, from toys to bowls to chairs to houses. In this class, our only tools are a saw, hatchet, and two knives (you’ll need to bring one of them—all other tools will be provided). Material is local green wood, typically a branch of alder. We’ll also cover the properties of various woods, effective grips and tool techniques, 3-D design, tool sharpening and maintenance, Oil & other finishes. Small class, individual instruction.

Participants may register for both days to develop technique and skill. Questions? Feel free to comment this thread! I'm so excited!


Instructor bio:
"I have been a teaching artist for about 20 years; spoon carving since about 2010; I also turn bowls on a footpowered lathe. I started carving stone at ten, and went to Italy at 17 to carve marble. Bill Coperthwaite put a crooked knife in my hand during a 2007 yurt-building workshop. Few folks need a marble statue, but everyone needs a beautiful wooden spoon! I also publish at HandPrintPress.com"
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What are the dates for the Portland classes?
 
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Portland is June 2nd and 3rd, Corvallis is June 9th and 16th! :)

Thank you for asking, Julia!
 
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Kiko came out to Cobville last autumn when I was visiting and the carving tools were really effective, and the utensils he had were very nice. A couple had already made their very first spoons a day or two later from scrap wood they found on-site. The curved carving blade made it easy to create the rounded spoon shape.
 
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I would love to attend in Portland, but unfortunately I'm traveling just afterwards, so might not be able to. Where do I find more info on class site in Portland,  price, times, etc?
 
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Hi Sally! Sorry about the lag in my response. The FB event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/768015053407643/ I hope you're able to attend!
 
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Thank you Stephanie! It looks like a fabulous class and I would go if it was a part day, although I'm sure a full day is what's needed. Wish I wasn't flying out of town right after and didn't have so many farm chores that need doing before I leave. Hopefully next time!
 
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