Connected Shapes: Fifty Two Carved Wooden Spoons
6th July – 6th August 2022
The opening event for this exhibition will be on Wednesday 6th July at 6pm- 8pm with two other events over the weekend of 22nd July (see below).
Two makers, from two different continents crafted a unique wooden spoon each week for a year. David White, North Wales and Andreea Grad, Portland Oregon, followed a journey making similar spoons, bringing their own unique interpretation to each weekly theme. See how each artist progressed in skill, ideas and connection to nature over a year of making.
Each spoon is carved from locally sourced ‘green’ fresh wood, and usually carved with only an axe, whittling knife and hook knife.
Photographer Lynda Porter is joining this exhibition. Experiencing the natural world around us releases a powerful and refreshing sense of wellbeing. The sights, sounds and sensations from a warm spring breeze, sunlit leaves and the rustle of long grass have the power to change our inner selves. Collected in and around the South Wales Valleys, Lynda Porter’s work captures these moments and experiences via innovative photography, exploring how our physical journey becomes entwined with our emotional journey.
On Friday 22nd July we will have a Meet the Makers event from 6pm onwards. This will include a live axe spoon carving demo followed by Q&A with makers David and Andreea, where amongst other making related topics, they will discuss some of their favourite spoons from this year long project. Register here.
Saturday 23rd July, 12.30-4.30pm: Spoon Carving Workshop - learn to carve a Welsh Cawl spoon from fresh green wood using only a carving knife and hook tool. 15 places at £40 per person. Book here.