Carol Russell 1-day Masterclass

Spoon Carving Masterclass

Saturday 10th August

About the Masterclass

Carol Russell is a self-taught woodworker who has been making pieces for most of her adult life. Today the main focus of her work is on carving beautiful wooden spoons and teaching from her studio in the inner-city suburb of Paddington, Brisbane.

Carving is a great way to discover the beauty of wood and the satisfaction of using quality tools. A hand carved object can be as imaginative as you want it to be, the secret is to let the features of the wood determine the design. Join Carol Russell on a journey into carving spoons that explores the fundamentals of this harmonious and expressive craft.

Spoon Carving Masterclass with Carol Russell is a comprehensive introduction to carving through safely using hand tools such as hook knives, chisels, spokeshaves and whittling knives. You will be working with seasoned salvaged timber and will explore basic carving techniques as well as design, timber characteristics, tool sharpening and wood finishing. You will take at least one hand carved object home with you.

The Spoon Carving Masterclass with Carol Russell is perfect for anyone wishing to try their hand at spoon carving or develop their wood carving techniques further. Participants will also learn a range of fundamental woodworking skills from one of Australia’s leading women designer makers. Suitable for beginners to experienced woodworkers – only 10 places available so purchase your ticket today

Your ticket includes:

  • All basic equipment and materials required to complete the course
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on the day
  • Entry to both days of the Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace

The Spoon Carving 1 Day Masterclass with Carol Russell will be held at FAB9, 90 Maribyrnong Street Footscray, Melbourne on Saturday the 10th of August 2019.

Included in your ticket price is entry to both days of the Wood Dust Timber and Tool marketplace.This event is held in areas adjacent to the FAB9 workshops.

All meals, materials and basic equipment are supplied, and participants are provided with a recommended tools list covering the more specific tools required. Each day starts at 9.00am sharp and concludes at 5.00pm. Morning and afternoon tea served at 11.00am and 3.00pm respectively. Lunch served at 1.00pm for 45 minutes. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

Students to wear sturdy clothing, covered shoes and bring their own personal eye and hearing protection equipment. Please arrive 30 minutes early on Sunday the 11th for registration and induction.

Once you purchase your 1-day Masterclass ticket you will receive within 24 hours an email from our sales department confirming your purchase. Before the class commences, you will also receive a 1 Day Masterclass manual which sets out all the background information on the Masterclass covering transport options and parking, equipment and PPE, safety and contacts.

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