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Spoon Carving 101 - Gathered Markets


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Description

We are delighted to be presenting this workshop as part of the Gathered Markets!! The traditional craft of spoon carving is making a comeback.  The humble hand carved spoon is a functional sculpture that will serve you well for years to come. Spoon carving is a lesson in patience and creativity, a truly unhurried and meditative experience that anyone can learn. 

In this half day class, you will learn the basics of spoon carving, and come away with your very own hand carved spoon to treasure. You will learn safe carving techniques using a variety of our quality European-made hand tools. We'll also cover basics of sharpening and maintenance of tools, and provide some education around timber.

We teach in a safe, encouraging and social environment.  We focus on helping students to develop creative problem solving skills, rather than giving you all the answers. You shouldn't expect to go home an expert, but you will gain an insight into what's possible with practice!!

We are proud members of the Maker Movement.  In a world of rampant consumption and keeping up with the latest trends, the simple art of making something with your own hands can bring you immeasurable pleasure. And if it’s made well, it might just last you a lifetime.

Please note: There is a $2 entry fee into Gathered Market, where you'll see talented local designers and handmade goods. We'll allow time throughout the class for you to browse the markets.

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What you will learn
  • Simple and safe carving techniques
  • Tool selection, use and maintenance
  • Basic knowledge of timber properties
What you will get
  • A unique spoon created by you
  • Confidence and skills to continue carving at home
  • A sensory and meditative experience
Parking Info

City Parking - Street and paid. We recommend you arrive early to find appropriate parking.


What to bring
  • Water bottle (there will be plenty of food available at the market)
What to wear

Comfortable, well-fitted clothing. Shorts, jeans and a t-shirt. Protective, covered shoes are required to be worn (ie hiking boots, joggers).

Appropriate for

This workshop is open to people aged 18+, and is suitable for beginners and those who want to brush up their hand skills. We are LGBTQI+ inclusive.


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Sollywood

Vendor since 2016

Sollywood is a creative partnership between husband and wife team, Clint and Meg Solly. We are hand makers of bespoke timber furniture, homewares and art. We work with locally sourced reclaimed and salvaged timbers, glass and metals.

We love sharing our knowledge and skills with other people, and have taught hundreds of people of all ages the basics of hand and power tools use, creating projects they can be proud of.

We teach in a safe, encouraging and social environment.   We focus on helping students to develop creative problem solving skills. You shouldn't expect to go home an expert, but you will gain an insight into what's possible with practice!!

We are proud members of the Maker Movement.  In a world of rampant consumption and keeping up with the latest trends, the simple art of making something with your own hands can bring you immeasurable pleasure. And if it’s made well, it might just last you a lifetime.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancelling your spot in a class

  • We are not required to provide a refund if you change your mind about the services you asked for. 
  • Bookings are FINAL. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking. Cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. 
  • If you cannot attend on the day you booked for, you may offer your spot to a friend, and we will transfer the booking into their name . You must arrange any transfer of money between yourself and your friend.
  • Non-attendance under ANY circumstances forfeits the fee paid and is non-transferable.

If we cancel a class

  • All classes require a minimum number of bookings to proceed. Classes that do not have the required minimum will be cancelled.
  • Participants will be notified 48 hours prior to the start of the class and will be offered the choice of having their spot transfered to the next available class, a credit to be used towards another class or a full refund.
  • If a teacher is unable to attend a class due to illness or other extreme circumstances we will postpone the class to a later date and inform you as early as possible.
  • We can not be held liable for any travel or other costs in the event of a cancellation.
  • We do our best to ensure classes go ahead.

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Terms & Conditions

Health and Safety

Sollywood takes the safety and wellbeing of our students very seriously. We carry public liability insurance and carry out risk assessments prior to every workshop. You understand the inherently risky nature of activities that you will undertake at Sollywood and agree to:

  • follow all reasonable instructions given by Sollywood personnel/sub-contractors
  • work within your limits and advise Sollywood personnel if you are not comfortable performing a task
  • advise Sollywood of any illness/injury which may inhibit your ability to undertake the workshop so that we can work together to find a safe alternative to complete the tasks

Social Media

We love to take lots of photographs and share them on our social media channels and we love it when our students share too!!

By participating in a Sollywood workshop, you understand that your image may be used in Sollywood social media, third parties and media and promotional material. However, we also respect your right to privacy, so if you are uncomfortable having your picture taken and shared online, please let the instructor know on the day of your workshop.


Should you have any questions about any of these terms and conditions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

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Kathy

07 April 2019 • Spoon Carving 101 - Gathered Markets

Loved this course. Meg is a great teacher and demonstrated each step. I purchased the spoon carving kit and now I'm addicted! Would highly recommend this course.

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