Wooden Spoon Carving

July 28, 2019 – August 3, 2019

Miriam Carpenter

The focus of this workshop is to strip away intimidation and complication, making carving straightforward and enjoyable. Students will learn how to design, carve and finish their own functional or sculptural spoon using hand tools such as gouges, hook knives, sloyd knives and luthier scrapers. You will be guided through a spoon design of your own while learning versatile skills and techniques from design and layout to roughing, surface embellishment and detailing. Open to all skill levels.


Miriam Carpenter is an Artist-In-Residence at the Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts and Design in New Hope, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and began her career designing furniture alongside Mira Nakashima. Carpenter’s work has been exhibited at the Moderne Gallery, Wharton Esherick Museum, the Philadelphia International Airport and the Center for Art in Wood. She was the recipient of Windgate residencies at the Center for Art in Wood and at Purchase College, SUNY.

Miriam Carpenter

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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