Something new for Gloucester Studio started at the weekend when Jane Gray-Wallis ran her first Spoon Carving Workshop with us.
I’ve known Jane for a few years and last October she invited me along to one of her workshop’s at Westonbirt Arboretum. It was a brutally cold day but it was fascinating seeing my rather ahem rustic spoon emerge from a piece of wood. I was immediately struck by the idea of spoon carving by a cosy fire with plenty of hot drinks on tap and Jane was happy to give it a try.
After a fire cooked lunch (of course), the students got stuck in. Jane is a very hands on teacher and when I popped my head in to see whether they needed anything I was astounded at the progress they were making.
The workshop lasted for three hours (with a break for Baked Alaska from the smoker – I’ll be blogging about that on Friday) and everyone went away with a finished spoon.
There are two spoon carving workshops in the diary. They cost £45 per person and include soup and fire cooked bread and a fire-cooked cake midway through the afternoon.