My daughter Jojo has just done her basic food hygiene training so she can work in the village cafe so she was in charge of catering for the first time.
I missed doing photos at the end but here are Mick's spoons at the end of day 2, a nice mix of eating spoons, cooking spoons and serving spoons.
One of the nicest things about teaching spoon and bowl carving courses the way we do is that a remarkable percentage of people carry on carving at home. We try to pass on all the basic skills and enough inspiration to empower folk to work on their own. Carving like this seems to fit more easily into busy modern lives than many crafts, no need for a special workshop or lots of tools. Today I got a nice email with photos from Sharif who was on our last bowl carving course showing some of the work he has done over the last few weeks. It gives me a real biuzz to see pictures like these. To me the success of a course is not just people going home with some nice things they made but going home with skills and inspiration.