Dee Synnott carves wooden spoons and turns bowls, cups and locking-lidded containers on a foot-powered lathe. No sandpaper, no power tools.
Dee is Passionate about Traditional Crafts and the Natural world and is excited to share that love by teaching traditional woodcraft skills such as foot powered bowl lathe turning, hand carving vessels and spoon carving.
Markets, Workshops, Demonstrations
Bowl Turning Workshop CELT 2&3 May
Day one begins with ancient craft of carving from greenwood. Enjoy the crafting of a wooden spoon from branch to breakfast table.
Description: Create a wooden spoon that is part of our heritage and a practical modern pastime. Explore the history of woodworking, gaining the essential skills of tools use in axe, spoonknife, and knife.
Day two explores the heritage craft of bowl-turning on a foot-powered Lathe. Turn a cleft log into a bowl.
Description: Create an eating vessel that brings us back to our ancient past. Develop skills that give a deep connectedness between wood, history and the natural world and forge an understanding of traditional work and life practice.
CARING FOR YOUR WOODEN ITEMS
Wood is a very different material to ceramics or plastic, and such, it has very different qualities and needs.If soaked in water, it may absorb too much and be difficult to dry it properly, if stored too close to a heat source like a radiator, it may crack.
Taking care of your woodenware
Wash gently with warm, soapy water. (not boiling)
Make sure it is properly dry before stacking it. (Drip and towel dry)
Occasionally, oil the woodenware with raw food grade linseed or walnut oil, this will help the wood stay lovely for years to come.
With use, the colour of the wood will change, and this change should be enjoyed. Woodware's ability to absorb colour creates a personal archaeology
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