Spoon Jam pre-fest session: One day advanced spoon carving workshop with Jeff Donne

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM [AEST]

21, Naas Road, Tharwa, ACT, 2620, Australia

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Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM [AEST]

Cuppacumbalong, 21, Tharwa, ACT, 2620, Australia.



Take your spoon carving to the next level. A great one day workshop to fine tune your spoon carving skills.

We will focus on more complex spoon designs such as cranked eaters and servers, and deep bowled scoops, with a strong emphasis on building your own design and style. Part of this process will be looking at matching a spoon and its design to the available wood species and quality.

Another big focus will be on pushing axe skills to new levels before teaching tips and methods used in carving flowing lines and finishing your spoon to a smooth knife finish.

A good workshop for people who have recently completed a spoon carving workshop, or have previous experience of carving spoons using an axe and knife. A perfect spoonerdy day!

This year's Spoon Jam and pre-Jam workshops has all meals provided (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner) and BYO camping included in the ticket price, so all you need to do is camp, carve and eat, and we'll take care of the rest! If camping isn't your cup of tea, there are glamping bell tents with real beds and rooms at the homestead available directly through the Cuppacumbalong Homestead.

IMPORTANT: Cancellation policy & liability information - please read before booking

Sales for Spoon Jam pre-fest tickets are used to pay for the costs of running the event, in particular the cost of flying in our awesome overseas teachers. For this reason, tickets for Spoon Jam pre-fest tickets are non-refundable.

If you are aware you will be unable to attend, you may pass your ticket to someone else you wish to come in your place. If there is a waiting list at the time of your cancellation we will pass this onto you to enable the transfer of your ticket. Organising the ticket transfer is the responsibility of the person cancelling their booking.

In the event that you do not turn up a pre-fest workshop, the ticket is non-transferable to another person or date after the event. 

By booking a ticket to any of the Spoon Jam pre-fest workshops, you agree to all of the above.

Liability notice

Whilst arriving, attending and leaving any of the Spoon Jam pre-fest workshops, it is your responsibility to ensure that you maintain and adhere to all safety precautions and requirements.

The owners of Spoonsmith, our volunteers and the attending teachers hold no personal liability or responsibility for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property, or any physical injuries obtained during the workshop. By attending a workshop, you agree in holding full responsibility and liability for any damages and injuries to personal property and/or parties involved that may occur.

Jeff Donne is one of Australia's best known spoon carvers and puppet makers. His roving woodcraft school has travelled across much of Australia, bringing traditional woodcraft skills to the big smoke and on to Tasmania, Alice Springs and many regional areas sprinkled throughout the land. With more than 20 years experience as a green woodworker, carver and puppet maker, Jeff teaches in a relaxed manner, helping students to enjoy and explore the many craftable things hidden in trees.

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