Sharing the knowledge of carving spoons and related handcrafts, while creating an inclusive gathering for all.
2019 Spoon Gathering
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
June 6, 7 & 8, 2019
Tickets go on sale January 15, 2019.
Please contact the school or register by clicking the link below.
Join us in Milan Minnesota for 3 enjoyable days of wood spoon carving, green woodworking, demonstrations, workshops, presentations, networking, and friendship.
What started as a small gathering of passionate wood spoon carvers in St. Paul, Minnesota has grown into a vibrant festival of spoon carving, green woodworking and the decorative arts. Attracting spoon carvers from across the United States and abroad, the Spoon Gathering today offers a family friendly event catering to both novice and experienced carvers.
Apart from ample carving time, expect to experience a variety of demonstrations, workshops and presentations from some of the best in their field, including bowl carving, kuksa carving, kolrosing, chip carving, incising, tool sharpening, and of course spoon carving.
Free camping facilities are available. The Spoon Gathering is a carving weekend, so bring your spoon blanks and carving tools or just come to watch and enjoy the weekend.
The 2019 Information Package will be available in early 2019. Please contact the school or visit our website at milanvillageartsschool.org. You can also find up-to-date information on our Facebook page. Go to www.facebook.com and search “The Spoon Gathering”.
If you would like to be added to the email list for updates and notifications, please email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Please contact MVAS: 320-734-4807 or email@example.com.
Please click the “Register for the 2019 Spoon Gathering” to view the full description.
Carving the Wooden Spoon
With Adam Hawker
Level: Intermediate or experienced.
Date: Tuesday through Thursday, June 4, 5 & 6, 2019
Time: Tuesday & Wednesday 9 am. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – noon
Location: Milan Village Arts School
Join Adam Hawker for 2 ½ days of in depth carving and spoon design. Adam will take you from sourcing the best wood, to design, carving and finally decorating. This course is aimed at intermediate carvers or for those experienced carvers who want to improve their technique. The spoons on this page are samples of Adam’s work.
Supply list: Axe, straight knife, hook knife (curved spoon knife), kolrosing/ chip carving knife (a normal carving knife can be used), pencil, ruler and eraser.
Adam Hawker Bio
After spending ten years swinging from trees as an arborist, I decided I needed a job where I could keep both feet firmly on the ground whilst still being a part of the woodland around me.
Having previously studied engineering woodworking seemed a natural step and working with the natural inclination of the green wood soon developed into a passion.
My spoon carving addiction has grown over the past nine years and I have had the privilege to learn from some of the finest spoon makers across the globe. Carving spoons, focusing on the small details that make each one different has become a meditation for me.
For my day job I teach various green woodworking skills at a woodland campsite in the south of England. I run my own spoon carving courses as well as teaching at various green woodworking events across the UK.