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Wooden Kitchen Utensils Workshop
May 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$65 – $80
Wooden Kitchen Utensils
Enhance your cooking and presentation with a handcrafted touch. In this workshop Karl Schwartz will show you safe methods of using basic carving techniques to craft original wooden kitchen utensils. Learn to shape wood with a band saw, die grinder and Dremel. Tools and materials provided but students are permitted to bring their own tools and wood. Students are encouraged to bring a sketch, photo or utensil that they will use as a model for their project.
This workshop is for a maximum of 4 students. The small class size will allow students to social distance – this also means there will be more individualized instruction. The wood studio has an exterior door that will be opened periodically to let fresh air into the room
Though Karl Schwartz is the son of a carpenter, he made his living as a computer engineer in Florida. He had been around wood working most of his life but it was not until his sister moved to Washington state that his interest in wood carving sparked. The masks of the Pacific North West and Inuit provided the incentive. Karl found the masks’ ability to invoke the spirit of animals, land, sea, and air creatures to be enlightening. For the last 20 years Karl has been carving animal figures and developing his woodworking craft. A lifelong learner, he continues to pursue education and guidance from other great wood workers. Karl hopes to pass this love of wood working on to others as well as some of the tricks and skills he has learned along the way.♦