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Spoon Carving with Carol Russell

  • SATURDAY 4 May - 10am to 3pm

  • SUNDAY 5 May - 10am to 3pm

$110 per person (includes Expo day ticket) 

  • minimum age 16 years

  • maximum number of participants 8 per workshop

  • all materials and tools supplied

  • no woodworking experience necessary

  • wear comfortable work clothes and enclosed footwear

  • all workshop timbers are recycled/reclaimed/salvaged in accordance with Maleny Wood Expo guidelines

  • Venue: on the Verandah, SES Pavilion

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:  Spoon Carving is a great way to release your creative side whilst making something practical.

This class is an introduction to using carving tools and getting the feel of working with wood through the making of your spoons.

Starting with a roughly cut out spoon blank which you select from Carol's lovely timber range, you will have the opportunity to carve a spoon of your own design under Carol's tuition. Carol will cover basic carving techniques as well as design, tool sharpening and whittling techniques.

Carving spoons is a great way to get into woodworking and has a strong creative element and plenty of opportunity to create your own style. But beware - it’s highly addictive!

ABOUT CAROL:  Carol Russell has been working with timber for most of her adult life.

Beginning in 1987 with small furniture projects and antique restoration Carol spent time learning from craftsmen who were prepared to share their knowledge. She worked as a furniture maker, focusing on small commission projects and exhibiting her work in galleries in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney.

A role with a woodworking supplies company, Carbatec, gave her the opportunity to start teaching, training staff and write woodworking articles for online and print publication. The Australian Wood Review have published several of her articles on tools and woodworking techniques.

In 2015 Carol returned to her own workshop full time to concentrate on furniture making and carving.

She recently exhibited her work at Artisan Gallery’s Marketplace Exhibition in Brisbane - a collaboration between craft food producers and decorative artists.

Carol also loves to teach woodwork to children and adults, encouraging them to experience the pleasure of creating something with their own hands from some of our beautiful Australian timbers. She takes regular classes at Vieille Branche, a concept store in Albion and Raw Art in West End, Brisbane.