Neil Hopkins - Spatula Carving

We will take a small piece of wood and sketch on a spatula shape, then using an saw, axe and knife will remove unwanted wood and shape the piece of wood into a spatula

Neil Hopkins of Forge Ways is the tutor for the spatula carving at the big retreat wales. Neil tries to live a sustainable way of life on a smallholding, nestled in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. He has a passion for traditional skills and low impact ways of living, combined with a wealth of experience instructing in the outdoors. Neil has diverse qualifications and experience of arboriculture, green wood working and bushcraft. He can often be found amongst the mountains as a member of his local mountain rescue team.

www.forgeways.co.uk