Let’s Spoon!



Erin Philp
Wednesdays, October 19 – November 23, 2022
6:00pm – 8:30pm

Come and learn the basics of wooden spoon making! This course offers students an overall understanding of the basics of wood carving and includes discussions on wood type and grain differences, carving tools and techniques as well as provides opportunities for creative inspiration and space to explore the process of design.

A variety of finishes will be available and students will be able to choose their own blanks and spoon away to their heart’s content!

Students should bring:

  • Pencil

  • Sketch book or paper

  • Any carving tools or wood you might have interest in using

  • Snacks

  • Water bottle

  • A leather glove if you have one


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Erin Philp

Erin Philp is a local South Shore artist, woodworker and shipwright. While she holds both a B.A. from the University of Toronto and her Journeyman’s papers in Cabinetry, her true passion is for all things nautical. Much of her work revolves around playful reinterpretations of nautical themes that draw on her love of sailing and maritime history, as well as the natural beauty of the local coastal landscape.

She has worked restoring wooden boats from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and spent her youth sailing throughout the Great Lakes. Her love of history and tradition have inspired a deep passion and reverence for heritage skills, tools and methodology. At the same time, she is always open to innovating and venturing off the beaten path. The concepts of play, levity and courage are integral to her work.

Her most recent piece ‘High Tide’ can be viewed as public art on the Dynamite Trail just outside Mahone Bay at the Narrows Basin Bridge.


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