The Wooden Spoon: An Introduction to Carving

Image Credit: Courtesy Greg Power

Hauser & Wirth Somerset

+44 1749 814 060

Saturday 24 March 2018
10 am – 4 pm
Admission Fee: £90
Booking essential

As part of a dynamic programme of events to complement Hauser & Wirth Somerset's current exhibition ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’, we are delighted to welcome Greg Power from the Wild Resources team who will be sharing his extensive knowledge of wood carving with you. In this workshop you will learn the skills required to design and carve your own handmade wooden spoon from wood that you will have harvested onsite at Durslade Farm.

In this session you will learn safe cutting techniques using a small hand-saw and utility knife, how to maintain a sharp edge on your knife blade and how to respectfully harvest green wood. Power will teach you the skills required to design and carve your own handmade wooden spoon so that you can continue your spoon carving journey at home.

All materials and equipment will be provided for you to use on the day, and you will be able to take home your own handmade spoon at the end of the workshop.


You will need to bring with you on the day:
Clothing appropriate for the weather (e.g. waterproofs, wellies, warm layers)
Notebook and/or camera (if required)


About Wild Resources
Wild Resources works to educate and inform chefs and communities on the best practices for foraging, stalking, fishing and forestry, with a focus on sustainability and seasonality.

Greg Power, lives near Bruton, Somerset. He grew up in a small village called Brewham and spent lots of time as young boy playing in the woods there. His passion for nature and outdoors continued in to his adult life. Greg joined the British Army and travelled to many countries as part of his duty. After leaving the Army Greg followed his passion for teaching. He has been involved in adult education for over 15 years and has a Life Long Learning Sector qualification to enable him to share his skills with others. Greg qualified as a Bushcraft Instructor in 2005 and has led many courses and experience since then. In addition to this Greg is a craftsman and has been turning wooden bowls and making wooden items for over 10 years.


Tickets are £90 per person, including lunch at Roth Bar & Grill

Saturday 24 March 2018
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