Australian National Botanic Gardens

Half day: Sat 4 Nov, 1.00–4.00 pm. Full day: Sun 5 Nov, 10.00 am–4.00 pm

Join professional Spoonsmith Jeff Donne for a hands-on afternoon of carving your own kitchen utensils.

You’ll be surprised what you can create using nothing but a small axe, some specialised carving knives and your hands.

  • Suitable for people aged 16+, all skill levels.
  • Bookings are essential as places are limited (maximum 10 students).

Book your place

Saturday 4 November, 1.00–4.00 pm (Sold out)

Sunday 5 November, 10.00 am–4.00 pm

Click to book Sun 5 Nov

Enjoy a blissful afternoon whittling

Carve small spoons, butter spreaders, spatulas and spurtles straight from a tree using traditional skills, and experience the blissful feeling of whittling away the hours at an unhurried pace.

Learn about sourcing sustainable materials, the basics of traditional tool use, and how to safely turn a log into your favourite wooden utensil.

No experience is needed and all tools, materials and a leather apron are provided. All you need to bring is you, a pair of closed top shoes and a willingness to whittle.

Take home what you make!

When

Half day: Sat 4 Nov, 1.00–4.00 pm. Full day: Sun 5 Nov, 10.00 am–4.00 pm

Price

Half-day workshop $75, full-day workshop $150