Wellbeing in Woodworking with Samuel Alexander
Spoon Carving Conversations
by Simon Pouly
3d ago
 In this episode, I speak with @SamuelAlexandershapes. Samuel talks about how he initially came to carving through seeking help dealing with depression. Something clicked, and it has since become a strong positive influence in his life. He spent many years learning and eventually teaching at the @LondonGreenwood. He is creating beautiful objects with wood, with his vessels at the center stage. We discuss why and how he carves these vessels and what he enjoys and gains from the process. It was a really nice conversation, and I’m very happy to have had the chance to spend the time together ..read more
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Spoons, Snails, and Community with Oren Hetzroni
Spoon Carving Conversations
by Simon Pouly
1M ago
In this episode, I talk with Oren Hetzroni (@hetzronio), a product designer and Spoon carver from Israel. After studying design, Oren initially started woodturning before he discovered the work of Robinwood (@robinwoodcraft). This led him into the world of Greenwood, where he continues to this day. Oren carves amazing spoons and also teaches the craft to others. He hosts weekly carving gatherings at his homestead and also organizes a yearly event called Festikaf (http://festikaf.co.il/) Oren is also active on the virtual spoon carving site Rise Up and Carve (riseupandcarve.com), a platform wh ..read more
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Songs and Spoons with Tamsin Quin
Spoon Carving Conversations
by Simon Pouly
1M ago
In this episode, I talked to Tamsin Quin (@quinwoodcraft)  a talented musician and self taught spoon carver from the UK. Tamsin spoke of instantly being hooked and resonating deeply with carving and working with wood. Tamsin spent many years carving instinctually as a hobby, after eventually attending a Spoonsfest where she connected with other passionate crafters and carvers where she continued to deepen her knowledge and skills working with Greenwood. She is very passionate about her work, and makes a living touring with her music and selling spoons online and in person. It was lovely t ..read more
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Spoons, Songs and Self-Reliance with Tamsin Quin
Spoon Carving Conversations
by Simon Pouly
1M ago
In this episode, I talked to Tamsin Quin (@quinwoodcraft)  a talented musician and self taught spoon carver from the UK. Tamsin spoke of instantly being hooked and resonating deeply with carving and working with wood. Tamsin spent many years carving instinctually as a hobby, after eventually attending a Spoonsfest where she connected with other passionate crafters and carvers where she continued to deepen her knowledge and skills working with Greenwood. She is very passionate about her work, and makes a living touring with her music and selling spoons online and in person. It was lovely t ..read more
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Illustrator and spoon carver Lee John Phillips
Spoon Carving Conversations
by Simon Pouly
11M ago
In this episode, I talked to Lee John Phillips (@leejohnhillips), an award-winning illustrator and talented spoon carver. We talk about how Lee started, why he decided not to sell his spoons, AI, spoon and chip carving design and more. I have always admired his unique work and amazing chip carving. It was a pleasure to get to talk to him today and I hope you enjoy listening! If you enjoy the podcast and want to support it, you can do so, by giving it a review, telling a friend about it, or by buying an „Endless possibilities“- T-shirt designed by myself with the help of today’s guests @leejohn ..read more
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Tallking Spoons with Tad Kepley
Spoon Carving Conversations
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1y ago
In this episode, I talk to @tad_william_kepley, a passionate spoon carver from Lexington, North Carolina. Ted started carving spoons after his retirement from law-enforcement in 2015 and was hooked from the start. It has since then become a prominent and enjoyable part of his life. Early on he discovered the joy of attending markets where he sells his work, is around people and spends time carving and sharing his passion. We talked about Tad’s start into spoon carving, his carving process and why he sought out Mentors such as  Dan Lawrence and Derek Sanderson. If you enjoy the podcast an ..read more
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Wood craft entrepreneurship with Rebecca Luerssen
Spoon Carving Conversations
by Simon Pouly
1y ago
In this episode I talk to Rebecca Luerssen (@rebecca_luerssen). Rebecca lives in Hixson , Tennessee and started carving spoons in 2017. From the start Rebecca felt like carving and creating was something she was meant to do, it was always there, just waiting to be discovered. After deciding she wanted to create income from her passion she got busy making and creating connections and avenues to sell her work, such as Etsy, Instagram and local markets. Rebecca found examples and guidance from other successful entrepreneurs such as Emmet Van Driesche (@emmet_van_driesch) and Pat from @klipnockywo ..read more
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It all started with a spoon with John Wager
Spoon Carving Conversations
by Simon Pouly
1y ago
In this episode I talk to John Wager (@johnswoodenware), an Anishinaabe craftsman from Buckhorn Ontario, Canada. We talked about how John got started with carving and how to it has connected him to his ancestral lineage. Through the craft he has meet friends and mentors such as Caleb @Canadian.bushcraft that are also involved in Bushcraft and traditional indigenous lifeways. Early on John saw the possibility of making a living while doing what he enjoyed and is doing just that. I really enjoyed the chat with John and it was very cool to hear how something so seemingly simple as carving a spoon ..read more
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Down the rabbit hole with Georg Schulte
Spoon Carving Conversations
by Simon Pouly
1y ago
This episode is with Georg Schulte (@schorsch555), a goldsmith, jeweler and spoon carver from Münster, Germany. We spoke about Georg’s work as a Jeweler and teaching the unique method of Mokume Gane, an old Japanese method for binding precious metals, which literally translates to wood grain metal. We also talk about how he fell into the rabbit hole of wood work. Why he enjoys it so much and plans to stay there for the foreseeable future. Georg has collected many more tools then most hobbyist carvers and explains why this is the case. Once again it was a fun conversation with a fellow spoon c ..read more
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Von Hand with Raleigh and Oliver Klotzek
Spoon Carving Conversations
by Simon Pouly
2y ago
On episode 17 my guests are Raleigh (@morganraleigh.c) and Oliver Klotzek (@oliverklotzek), two full-time makers that have a wide variety of experience working with Greenwood and other natural materials. They have spent the last years traveling, teaching and sharing their passion for the craft (@wildcraftedhome).  We talk about how they got started and met through a mutual passion for the craft. Also how it is to teach in different countries, living in a van, being self employed and the „Von Hand“ festival for green wood culture and traditional handcraft they organize (https://vonhandfest ..read more
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