Jill Swan

Art of Spoon Carving Workshop

Saturday 22 Oct


Take a class to explore the art of spoon carving.  There is no better way for a beginner to discover the endless delight and satisfaction that this growing craft has to offer…

The class will consist in the morning of axework and safely handling a small knife, which woods are suitable, and what woods are best to avoid, we will discuss design elements, different tools  and methods.

In the afternoon we will shape and finish our work using some different knife grips and discuss finer detail and finishing methods. We can look briefly at decoration as well. This one day course will give you a great introduction to green woodwork. All tools provided.

What is included:

  • 6-hour workshop guided by Jill Swan
  • A delicious seasonal lunch including Wealden’s famous tea, coffee and cakes
  • All materials and tools provided

Level of experience:

This course is aimed at beginners.

The Tutor:

Jill Swan is an established local Spooncarver who has been teaching for 15 years, throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Originally inspired when she acquired some ancient Kentish woodland, Jill drew on her background as an artist having trained at the City and Guilds of London Art school under principal Sir Roger de Grey.
In the ensuing years, Jill has developed a unique style of teaching this ancient craft and now has extensive knowledge of the skills,tools, and equipment required.

Jill is blessed with perception and insight and when holding a group session is always amazed at the intense level of conversation whilst her students are handling and shaping wood for the first time.

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