Windy Chien designs objects that elevate the daily rituals of life. Following careers at Apple and the music industry, she launched her brand in 2015. Windy has developed a singular process for carving wood, and also works in fiber and metal. Her work and style have appeared on SFGirlByBay, Remodelista, Food52, and many magazines. More about Windy on her website.
“Each piece is slyly funny as well as beautiful, something both Steve Jobs and Jello Biafra would love.” - Remodelista
There is nothing like the feeling of using a wood spoon you created yourself. The simple acts of stirring tea or cooking and serving food become mindful, elevated experiences. In this class, you will learn the process of designing, carving, and finishing techniques.
While many methods for spoon carving exist, Windy’s style is accessible to non-professionals without access to a wood shop and requires only a small amount of space and tools. Windy will demo hands-on use of the carving gouge, Japanese handsaw, Shinto rasp, chisel & mallet, sanding materials, and more, to create a one-of-a-kind wooden spoon.
This class is much more involved than “grandpa in a rocking chair whittling,” so come prepared to work hard in clothes that can take a little sawdust! You will leave the workshop with your beautiful handmade spoon, a jar of Windy’s handmade organic wood butter, detailed instructions pamphlet, and a supplies/resources list.