Springerle Cookie Mold Carving w/ Mary May

Springerle Cookie Mold Carving w/ Mary May


Join the famed woodcarver Mary May for your introduction to carving the wooden cookie molds or springerle! You'll learn step-by-step process of shaping classic forms with basic carving tools, using techniques based on Mary's studies around the world and years as a professional carver in Charleston, SC.

No special carving experience is necessary, just your basic set of carving tools. Mary will show you how design the carvings, match your tools to the job and keep them razor sharp. Initial blanks supplied. We'll also have a batch of dough ready to test our molds and then bake them at our favorite bakery across the street! Carving and eating - what could be better?

One day.

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Mary will bring extra gouges, but if you have these it will offer more options during the class.

Springlerle cookie mold carvers should have the following as a basic set.

v-chisel (3, to 6 mm, 60 degree angle)

#3, 6mm

#7, 6mm

Flat chisels - 1/4" to 3/4"

Please bring any smaller, curved tools that you have, such as #8, #9, #10, or #11, plus any other carving tools.