Students learn how to safely use a carving ax, slöjd knife, and hook knife to create an eating spoon. Focused on wood selection, preparing a spoon blank, design considerations, and various knife grips. This is a two-day workshop.
Instructor: Eric Goodson
Eric Goodson is a green woodworker based in Newburyport, MA. Primarily a wood turner, he creates bowls, cups, and plates using both a traditional foot-powered pole lathe and a Western electric lathe. Eric also hand carves spoons, spatulas, spreaders, shrink pots, and other things starting with different letters. Eric began his woodworking journey a decade ago, studying under prominent green woodworkers like Dave Fisher, Peter Follansbee, Jarrod Dahl, Robin Wood, and Jojo Wood. He works primarily with green wood as opposed to seasoned wood, preferring its workability and liveliness. Green wood moves as it dries, creating organic and energetic forms in partnership with the maker. Eric also uses simple hand tools when appropriate, creating surfaces that celebrate the fine finish and decorative facets left by razor sharp tools. Such a finish ages beautifully and testifies to the object’s hand-made origins.
Class Size: Minimum 5 // Maximum 10
Price: Members $220 // Non Members $240