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Handcraft for the Kitchen; Spreaders, Spatulas + Spoons with Sam Gathje

Come learn how to carve functional woodenware for the kitchen. In this class you will learn basic carving techniques, knife safety, and how to transform trees into spoons.


Saturday, February 9th, 2-5pm


The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a

About the Class:

Covering a variety of techniques, students will move through how to safely use a knife by carving butter spreaders. Following this, students will have time to make another spreader, a spatula, or a spoon (previous woodworking experience recommended for carving a spoon)

Students will leave with at least 2 pieces of woodenware for the kitchen, a packet of carving resources, and the ability to sustainably repurpose fallen branches and trees into functional beautiful objects for the home.

About the Teacher:

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Sam Gathje is an artist and craftsperson from Rochester, Minnesota. A third-generation woodworker, Sam draws on over thirteen years of commercial construction and cabinet making experience in a studio practice that focuses on memory, material, and mark making. After spending a year learning traditional northern craft in a vibrant community at North House Folk School, Sam became interested in sustainable handcraft. From woodworking and weaving to blacksmithing and basketry, Sam believes in community building through the practice of craft and the reintegration of the handmade in daily life. He teaches basic carving & sharpening techniques, woodenware for the table, and handcraft for the home. You can see more of his work here.