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Spoon Carving

April 22-23, 2017 with Fred Livesay

Youth ages 14-17 receive a 25% discount.
Level of Instruction
All levels.
  • $130.00 Members
  • $180.00 Non-members

Spoons are what might be called a gateway to green woodworking. Once hooked, there’s no telling where in carving they may lead you. Scandinavian culture is rich with spoons—from the simple to the sublime. You will begin with a basic project to build knife skills, then progress to carving a spoon or two. The days will be interspersed with hands-on demonstrations, such as sharpening and painting, plus short topic talks on spoon design, wood choice, and finishes. Fred will also lead a tour of Vesterheim’s amazing wooden spoon collection. Fred will supply all needed materials and have tools for use. There will be a materials fee of $20.

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About the Instructor

Fred Livesay is a life-long woodworker, who carved his first spoon at age seven and has never stopped. He has been a wheelwright, carriage builder, museum curator, and carpenter, but now teaches carving. Fred studied in Sweden and England and was only one of two Americans to attend an international gathering of 160 spoon carvers, where he was asked to be a guest instructor in 2013. A founding instructor of North House Folk School, he is frequently found in the classroom. While he makes his living as a carpenter, his passion and joy remains crafting and teaching the traditions and ‘how to’ of hand-made objects.