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June 25, 2023 10am-1pm


Spoon Carving Workshop with Melanie Abrantes Studio

Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead you in hand carving your own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once you’ve acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead you in carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, you will sand and finish your wooden spoon with an all-natural finish. All supplies and tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your wood carving at home!

All supplies and tools included

All skill levels welcome


About Melanie Abrantes Designs
Melanie Abrantes Designs is a Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted, heirloom objects. Founder Melanie Abrantes believes that in order to create something beautiful, you have to get your hands dirty. She founded her company in 2013 when she realized there was a growing American market for handmade goods. Working with a variety of unique materials, Melanie strives to create products of the highest quality that are equally beautiful and functional. Through the technique of lathing, she turns simple pieces of solid wood and cork into one-of-a-kind bowls, plates, cups and stands. Her passion for woodworking originates from the simple fact that every piece is unique as the material it is made from. Time in the studio is dedicated to researching, testing and adapting the product to its user, resulting in a simple, yet unique object of the highest quality. Moving forward, Melanie plans to broaden her line to include furniture and lighting, maintaining her dedication to handmade.

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