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Necessary Traditions: Spoon Carving Workshop

Necessary Traditions: Spoon Carving Workshop

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  • Tue 13 Nov ’18, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 14 Nov ’18, 10:00am – 4:00pm


The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch


Adults Only

Ticket Information:

  • Workshop cost: $290.00

A two-day Spoon-Carving Workshop with Alex Yerks is being held on 13 and 14 November 2018.

The workshop is part of the inaugural Necessary Traditions festival, a celebration of resourcefulness, craft and the re-invigoration of traditions vital to the sustainability of our people and planet.

We here at Rekindle are so happy to have Alex Yerks here for our Necessary Traditions Festival, all the way from Upstate New York. (Actually we fixed the festival dates around Alex as he happens to be teaching in Australia Spoonjam just before, so huge thanks for that Mr Jeff Spoonsmith!)

Alex has been carving professionally with axe and knife for most of a decade, and we adore both the objects he carves, and the fact he dedicates his life to his craft. He is often on the road teaching, and continues to inspire many with his unique and ever-developing practice. You’ll get to watch Alex demonstrate at the festival's Main Event on the Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2018.

The two-day spoon-carving workshop gives a unique opportunity to build new spoon-carving skills, Alex's spoons are so stunning!

The workshop will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 November 2018, and is based at the Arts Centre, Te Matatiki Toi Ora, Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Please note: The cost of this workshop is being subsidised by Rekindle to reduce the cost involved to you. We want this amazing opportunity to be as accessible as it can be, while ensuring Alex is paid for his time and knowledge.

The reason Rekindle is subsidising this workshop in this way is because our mission is to create opportunities for resourcefulness, and so we believe in investing in your learning, and in ensuring skilled resourceful craftspeople like Alex are enabled to do their important mahi.

This is a workshop suited for adults only, no children please. Bookings are essential and non-refundable.

Huge thanks to the Arts Centre, Te Matatiki Toi Ora, for supporting the festival and this workshop.

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