Thanks to the many fine folks who worked diligently and earned new green wood carving skills at Spoonderlust workshops this summer and fall, and thanks to hosts: CraftStudies, Day Breaks Glass Studio, White River Craft Center, Shelburne Craft School, and the Fletcher Farm School… Continue Reading “’22 Workshop Happiness…Many Thanks!”
In my varied experiences sharing green woodworking and spoon carving techniques back and forth with other wonderful people, I’ve taken a keen interest in the topic of “holding the work”, and exploring the range between the absolute minimalist kit (namely the hands), and the… Continue Reading “Woodland Spoon Carving Bench”
Today I worked from home and, because the office is still a pencil-eraser-sized camera wherever you are, at lunch I walked our dog down in the woods to the logging tarp-shack for lunch. The road was mostly impassable for the last several days, and… Continue Reading “Thaw”
The view from our place to the north-east.
A small group of families take turns driving to pick up raw milk for all of us from Jonathan Falby at Symphony Farm, an act that in many states is like smuggling whisky during prohibition. The logistics of this cooperative endeavor are unusually challenging,… Continue Reading “The Milk Run”
I’ve had such a great time making spoons from green wood and doing all of the many associated fun activities for the last 25 years. Every single time I make a spoon, learn from or share skills with others, or think about spoon making,… Continue Reading “The old spoonmaker”
People of all ages and from all walks of life and from all parts of the planet benefit from the complex living breathing organism that is a forest. Some may never have the distinct benefit and privilege of setting foot in one, and others… Continue Reading “Holistic Forest Management with a Spoon”
Late fall 2016, a lovely gathering of souls bent to their day of spoon carving at Lazy Mill Living Arts in Stannard, VT. A wonderful space and kind hosts, superb company, afternoon cobbler, many fine creations: Thank you! I’m grateful to have worked with… Continue Reading “Lazy Mill Living Arts”