work with wood and fire
Coal Burned wooden Spoon Carving
Deer Creek Collective (Accord, NY) | Saturday, July 29th 2017 | 10-5pm
Spoon carving is one of the most ancient crafting practices known to humankind.
Using hot coals from a fire to form the bowl shape within the spoon, we are brought into a dynamic and sacred creation process. We balance our intention for the wood with deep listening and responding to the shape it would like to take. This unique opportunity to deepen our practice of presence with earth matter helps us witness and transform our relationship to change as the journey unfolds. Create a unique wooden spoon and refine your knife work techniques. Learn proper care practices for both your spoon and knife tools. Learn yogic hand and wrist exercises that keep your physical body well while you practice handwork.
Please bring your own knife for use within the workshop, a sunhat, water bottle and bagged lunch.
Knives will be available for purchase with pre-order.
Morning Session: 10-1pm
Work with The Wood: Learn About Types of Wood, How to Work with Wood as Ally and How to Start Your Spoon Crafting Process.
Coal Burning Practice, Knife Skills and Carving Techniques.
Lunch Break 1-2pm
Bring Your Own Lunch to Eat Underneath the Trees. Take a Nap in a Hammock or Work Incessantly on your Spoon. Pause.
Afternoon Session: 2-5pm
Continue Carving, Learn Finishing Techniques (Drying and Oil Curing) Hand and Wrist Self Care Practices.
Location: Deer Creek Collective Herb Farm (Accord, NY)
Price: $90 Full Day / $30 Material Fee for Optional Knife Purchase
*Percentage of Proceeds will go to Deer Creek Collective's Medicine Yurt Restoration Project