About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden knife 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 students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in designing and whittling the butter knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their piece with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your spoon making practice at home!
+ Walnut or Cherry blank
+ Mikikicha carving knife
+ Japanese Rasp
+ Handwritten instructions
+ Snacks and Drinks
The class will be held at the beautiful Calistoga Motor Lodge near Napa, CA. Perfect for a day trip up to the wineries and a fun class!
Calistoga Motor Lodge: 1880 Lincoln Ave | Calistoga, California 94515
Very Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.