Spoon Carving with JoJo Wood
March 21st and 22nd. 2020
JoJo Wood is a well known spoon carver from Birmingham, UK. A second generation green woodworker, she learned to carve with her father since she was a child. We are very lucky to have her as a guest in our workshop next March for an Intensive Weekend Course.
“I am a spoon carver, a clog maker and a teacher. As a second generation green woodworker, I have been making almost since I could walk. I spent my early years travelling the world with my father, meeting craftspeople and amassing woodwork skills and knowledge, building the perfect foundations for mastering my chosen crafts. I am now one of the world’s leading spoon carvers, and have trained in the critically endangered craft of traditional clog making. I aim to inspire more women and younger people to get into woodworking, teaching that technique wins over physical strength every time.
I am also passionate about how beneficial craft can be for our mental wellbeing. I have spoken regularly over the years about my own experiences within craft, and how I have seen craft help other people. I am founder of Pathcarvers, a social enterprise based in Birmingham, UK, where we try to help bring the positive aspects of creativity to a wider audience.
I also run a tool making company, Wood Tools, with my father, where we make high quality affordable tools to help people along their carving journey. “
Day 1 – Saturday, March 21st from 10am to 6pm
JoJo’s introduction. Lessons about wood and tools. First cuts and techniques.
Day 2 – Sunday, March 22nd from 10am to 6pm
Carving day and more techniques.
*One hour lunchtime Meals included.
Includes everything you need
Special tools to use during the course
- Carving Axe by Wood Tools
- Hook Knife by Wood Tools
- Morakniv Straight Knife
BWW Tote Bag.
Special discount code for 10% off on Comercial Pazos.
Materials and extras.
Snacks, lunches and drinks.
To book your spot send us an email to [email protected]
What’s the price and what’s included?
Price is 315€ and it includes everything you need.
How long does it take?
It will be 14 hours long. Two full days. Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd from 10am to 6pm with one hour to have lunch.
But I don’t have any experience!
Don’t worry. The course is open to any level of experience.
What type of wood will we use?
We will use green wood. Either birch or cherry. Depending on what we get that season.
What tool will we be using?
You will learn to carve from scratch using the hatchet, then the straight knife and the hook knife.
What language will be used?
Course is taught in English but there will be a bilingual person to translate some things in Spanish when needed.
Will you offer this course again soon?
Not at the moment. But we hope to do it once a year.