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Abby Mechanic Spoon Carving Class

  • Amie 142 High St. Suite 220 Portland, ME 04101 (map)
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Tickets $98


Saturday. November 17th from 12pm - 4pm



142 High St. STE 220

Portland, ME

Class duration:

4 hours

Class is limited to 12 students

Class Kit:

Wooden block



Mineral Oil

Safety Glasses

Dust Mask

(Tools sold separately)


The most obvious trait of wood as a material is its linear structure. When we begin to manipulate this structure that's when the real fun begins! In this class students will have the opportunity to create curves, volumes, and 3-dimensional forms out of wood while creating a one of a kind spoon or creative object.

The first portion of this class will revolve around design and development of an object. We will discuss how to plan, mark, and prep material for shaping. We will begin on the bandsaw learning how to properly cut a curved form out of a solid block of wood. After finding that form, we will explore various shaping techniques with the use of hand tools. After sanding and sealing students will leave with a finished product to be proud of.


Abby Mechanic received her BFA from the Maine College of Art with a concentration in Woodworking and Furniture Design. Upon graduating she has spent time working in various design studios such as Luur Design, Nate Berkus, and Matter Practice. In 2015, Mechanic began working at Parsons as a Technician in their woodworking facility. Since then she has assisted in the 2015 New School Architecture Design/Build, and has most recently been appointed the position of Manager of the Making Center at Parsons. Abby is now working closely with upper management to implement administrative support for staff hiring, scheduling, and committee work. She works with Directors as well as Management to align Making Center objectives across all shops, labs, and facilities, by creating systems and support. Outside of Parsons, Mechanic currently leads spoon carving workshops across the country in co-op shops such as Fort Houston in Nashville, TN and Craftsman Ave in Brooklyn, NY.

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